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Subject: Tractor models that have worked? The classic One-Tractor dilemma

Howdy Farmers,

I am looking for specific tractor models, old or new (manufacturer, model, and year) that veggie growers have really liked, so that I can search them used on TractorHouse. Our situation is this...

My partner and I are tooling up to break ground on a 6-8 acre, diverse vegetable CSA in Sebastopol. We are researching tractors, and deep into the classic "one tractor conundrum". With the ability to only afford one tractor, we would like to have a versatile one. We'd like it to be able to do primary tillage, as well as has have properly spaced and thin enough tires to get it into our shaped beds to help renovate beds for second-plantings (to undercut, disc, rototill, or spade), to weed the furrows and to possibly flame-weed (if we can find a 60" tractor mounted flame weeder). We will cultivate in-row manually the first years.

Our requirements are: ~50 horsepower, 4WD, 60" center-to-center tread

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In Topics Equipment, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild

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12/01/16, updated

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  |  Tractors PK  |  Botswana commented

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12/23/20 10:50 PM

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Subject: Updated web host & SSL security on FarmsReach site

Thank you, all, for your patience last week when we migrated FarmsReach to a new web host and upgraded security to the latest/recommended SSL protocol. It was quite an endeavor!! If you have any issues connecting, please email us at support@farmsreach.com, as we're still troubleshooting a few last glitches.

Stay tuned as well about a member survey via email... After six years, we would love to hear your thoughts about what would be (more) useful for your operation. Thanks!

In Topics Technical Support/Help

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, Central Coast Farmers, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Texas Organics, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions, Weather Reporting (CA), California Agritourism

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03/04/19

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03/21/19 1:20 PM

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Growing Opportunity: Farm Finance Expo

02/28/19, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm | Clovis, CA

One-Stop Shopping for Ag Loans and Resources for Financing Your Farm or Ranch!
The event builds on the success of our popular Farm Finance Expos held around the state. It provides an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to:
  • Meet Local Ag Lenders and Explore Financing Options
  • Take steps to Build your Farm or Ranch Business Success
  • Manage Your Farm’s Finances (Instead of Your Finances Managing You)

Event will be available in English, Hmong and Spanish and will feature two workshop tracks to cater to beginning and experienced farm businesses. Panels and workshops will include lenders, farmers and trainers who will discuss agricultural loans; Farm financial planning; demystifying debt; scaling up with confidence; purchasing and selling, and offer interactive activities.

Don’t under-invest in the future of your farm or ranch! Learn

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In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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01/02/19

Subject: There's still time to register for the FarmLink Business Skills Camp!

Hey Folks,
Fall is in the air, so it's the perfect time to brush up on your farm business management!
California FarmLink is hosting a 4 part business skills workshop series taught by Poppy Davis and Alan Haight in October in Sacramento. We'll also be covering the latest on the implications of the new tax law on farm businesses! Don't miss this opportunity to build your business and start the next season on the right foot!

In Topics Marketing & Sales, Business & Financial Planning, Funding Opportunities, Staff, HR & Worker Safety, Insurance, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, News & Events, Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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09/25/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/24/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
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In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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09/07/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/17/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
... Read More

In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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09/07/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/10/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
... Read More

In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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09/07/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/03/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and ranchers
  • How to
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In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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09/07/18

Annual Farmers Guild-Raising: Workshops & Demos for Family Farms, Food Advocates

03/10/18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Davis, CA

On Saturday, March 10, farmers and local food advocates from across California will converge on Davis to share skills, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture and forge a united voice on behalf of family farms.

For its fifth year, the annual Farmers Guild-Raising is heading to UC Davis. Put on by Community Alliance with Family Farmers and The Farmers Guild — and this year in partnership with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and the UCD Student Farm — this event offers workshops and demonstrations exploring subjects ranging from farm-to-school to soil health, food policy to agricultural cooperatives.

The event is open to farmers, students and activists alike.

In addition to educational and networking opportunities, this year’s event also commemorates CAFF’s 40th

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In General FarmsReach community, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild, Guild Raisers, Contra Costa Farmers Guild

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02/26/18

Subject: Pricing on Chilhuacle Negro peppers

Any farmers out there have a fair price point, or even any price point, for the rare Chilhuacle Negro pepper? It's not grown much outside of one valley in Oaxaca, and is in decline commercially. This chili is the cornerstone of authentic Oaxacan mole negro. I was tasked with the challenge of growing it locally in the Sacramento area by a chef I supply with niche ingredients. Since it is so rare, I can't find any good market research for pricing. Hoping someone out there might have some extra little bits of info to help round out my research. (fyi, online {not local or organic}, the dried chilis go for $40 per 8 oz)

Thanks so much!

In Topics Marketing & Sales

In General FarmsReach community, Mendocino Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, Nevada County Guild

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11/30/17

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  |  Feral Heart Farm  |  Sunol, CA commented

We grew chilhuacle negro this year. What a nice pepper! Where did you get seed?

12/01/17 9:48 AM

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