For three generations the Braga family has been a constant in the agricultural industry, farming from the Salinas Valley to Yuma, Arizona. Well-known by shippers, processors, and now retailers, Braga Fresh is synonymous with high quality organic and conventional fresh vegetables and salads. A vertically integrated company, we continue to mix innovation with tradition to […]
Coastal regenerative permaculture farm. As of April 2022 we are stewards of a beautiful 26-acre farm near Davenport, CA. The land has been managed organically for the past 30 years and now we are transitioning to a regenerative, organic, no-till, mixed vegetable, flower, fruit, herb, and agroforestry farm with a strong emphasis on education. Our […]
Reducing tillage, which has tended to rely on synthetic herbicides, has long been unattainable on organic farms. Recent research, however, is changing the conversation. Featured speaker Dwayne Beck is a celebrated pioneer in no-till systems development for both irrigated and drylands in central South Dakota. Dwayne will speak on the soil nutrient cycling’s relationship to […]
California’s Central Coast is unique for its foggy summers, sunny springs and falls, mild wet winters, and a wide range of crops suited to the climate and fertile soils. This annual EcoFarm bus tour is a unique experience to learn from farmers and ranchers leaders leading innovative operations. Join us on this full-day tour to […]
Naumann Family Farms is implementing conservation practices including drip irrigation, conservation tillage, crop rotations, cover crops, and soil analysis.
Climate smart nutrient management for cool season vegetable crop production Co-composted biochar application in intensive vegetable rotations: on-farm trial review Latest developments in measuring soil health: the 4 most responsive indicators Healthy soil incentives and Ag Order 4.0 requirements Avenues for improving N cycling in vegetable production In-field soil health assessment and compost spreader calibration
The Center for Land-Based Learning’s Headquarters at Maples Farm is a 30-acre campus that houses new offices, the Best Classroom where they hold in-person classes, and productive farmland and associated infrastructure. Beginning farmers in the Center’s California Farm Academy Farm Business Incubator Program can lease plots of farmland on Maples Farm or in West Sacramento, […]
DFI’s mission is to advance climate smart farming and food sovereignty in the region. Demonstration: demonstrate sustainable vegetable and fruit farming practices, while bolstering the regional food system. Education: provide practical on-farm learning experiences for UNR students and develop resources for other growers. Outreach: actively engage with a diverse array of stakeholders to improve food […]