Agricultural Skills Course 3: Understanding & Improving Foothill Soils

Class 3: Understanding & Improving Foothill Soils with Cindy Fake, UCCE Horticulture & Small Farms Advisor @ The Food Love Farm

Learn about foothill soils, how to determine your soil texture by feel; the importance of soil analysis and how to take soil samples;  the amazing properties of soil organic matter, and how to increase and maintain soil organic matter in the foothill climate. Cindy Fake has supported farmers in Placer and Nevada counties for over 20 years and is an expert on crop production in the foothills.

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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:

BUILD YOUR AG SKILLS

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.

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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.