Agricultural Skills Course 8: In the Field: Planting, Irrigating and Cultivating

Class 8: In the Field: Planting, Irrigating & Cultivating with Michael & Shanon Whamond, Hillview Farms

Building efficiency into small, diverse & dynamic farming systems is a challenge.  Join the great farmers at Hillview farm for a close look at field-scale systems of planting, irrigation, weeding, and more who farm in a low tillage system.  Hillview Farms grows a diversity of certified Organic vegetables on 3-acres in Lincoln, CA, and believes that “healthy soils = healthy families = healthy communities!”



Ag Skills provides a season of hands-on learning for beginning farmers. From building soil to harvesting and sales, each class focuses on tangible skills necessary for farming success in the foothills.  Peer-to-peer classes are taught on-farm, by farmers and each includes a farm tour.  Ag Skills courses are geared towards commercial farmers and are a great way to network within the farming community and hone your farming skillset.  Download the 2021 Ag Skills, Course Calendar for details.

Classes are Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. from June 29th to September 28th.   

$22 per class with a discount when you register for 7 or more classes.  Join us for any or all of this year’s courses:


Here’s what people are saying about Ag Skills:

“A truly fantastic learning experience made all the more impressive considering the obstacles COVID 19 and the fires present to any classroom. Sierra Harvest goes above and beyond to ensure safety; all present are masked-up, classes take place outdoors, all are reminded of the importance of practicing social distancing, N-95 masks were distributed to all given smoky air quality. I’ve signed up for every class I can get my hands on and have been wildly impressed and informed with each. Thank you, Cam and the entire Sierra Harvest team for your brilliant work!”

Note: Current COVID-19 protocols at Ag Skills classes.