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A New Way of Farming – Utilizing Symbiotic Relationships

For a while my wife and I were living on Table Mountain in Oroville.  We were commuting to Chico State for school.  After leaving my

Update on Williamson Act

I sent a letter to some friends at CCA and they sent me the letter that was drafted and sent to govenors office.  Just look

Voices of Sustainable Farmers

I found this great link to a site showcasing farmers and ranchers around the country who are dedicated to sustainable ag.  It remeinded me a

My Life and Why I Farm

My Life and Why I FarmBy Chris KerstonJune 1, 2007            Agriculture is a trade that most modern folks have lost touch with.  Big business and

Organic – Here To Stay A While

Chico State’s new dairy will open have its grand opening and dedication on Thursday April 26th, 2007. The breaking of the milk bottle will commence

Come Home to Eat

I am very excited to be attending the second annual Come Home to Eat dinner tonight.  Here is the pdf flyer put out by the

Saving the land---With Cows???

Dan Dagget recently visited Grass Valley and Chico.  I went to both events and had a phenomenal time!  Dan is a great guy to get

Support Nevada County Free Range Beef!!!

The Beef is Here written by Anna Reynoldsreprinted by permission from BriarPatch Co-op News & Review, October/November 2006 issueLocal rancher Jim Gates is preparing to

Stackable Enterprises and Deep Animal Husbandry

Allen Edwards is not  your typical economist.  He has substantial training in forestry and he also operates a 520 acre ranch in Colfax where he is

Educational Opportunity

Talk about free and convient education; the following link has all sorts of learning modules available to anyone who registers with the site.  The modules