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Standing room only at the first ever Latino Farmer Conference

From Brawley to Butte and from Napa to Santa Maria, almost 200 Latino farmers and about 100 Agency and business representatives gathered today in Fresno for a conference called Growing Together. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) teamed with the...

Central Valley Farmer Earns White House Award for Pioneering Work in Soil Health

Champions of Change’ award recognizes Americans doing extraordinary things in their communities. It isn’t everyday that the White House takes notice of farmers who quietly do revolutionary things like building the health of the soil—but...

Sizing Up California’s On-Farm Carbon Footprint

How can farmers know their farm’s carbon footprint?  Not just a qualitative idea, mind you, but the actual shoe size? USDA’s COMET-Farm™ and its more recent and high-cut cousin, COMET-Planner™, can help...

Are you a “Soil Health Scholar?” Find out with our new, on-line quiz!

Healthy soil is fundamental to life. But how much do you really know about it? This fun, 10-question quiz will challenge your knowledge, and will help you discover your soil health I.Q. And, anyone who plays can print out a graduation certificate upon completion...

Profile in Soil Health: Jesse Sanchez, Firebaugh, CA

Some people want to build better mousetraps. Jesse Sanchez wants to build better soil. It’s been his goal, his passion, for a long, long time. More than 20 years ago, when he was an employee of Sano Farms in Firebaugh, Calif., Sanchez asked his boss if he could experiment...


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