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Holistic land planning and ecological monitoring course: Springs Ranch July 6 to 9, 2017

The Jefferson Center for Holistic Management is offering a four-day Holistic Land Planning and Ecological Monitoring course, July 6 through 9 at the Smith Family ranch and learning site, Springs Ranch in Fort Bidwell, California. Participants will learn how to make a long-term land plan for their property and how to work toward this each year

Get the most out of regenerative Ag

How to make a living off the land

How your land can produce a living for you and your family  You can make a living off the land. Though your management, create an agriculture business that produces more, earns more, while saving the planet in the process, and the market will reward you for it.  Consumers and manufacturers are calling for products that

drought proofing, maximizing production

Designing a drought proof landscape that will produce more and improve profit: Mark Shepard and Spencer Smith collaborate to offer course

Flood in the winter, drought in the summer This is a common enough thing to hear in seasonally dry environments, even farmers and ranchers will complain about too much rain in the winter and then lament about the long dry summers. Around here it’s California’s water scarcity problem that is often the topic of discussion. Few

Spencer: new market opportunities

How to navigate an unsettled agricultural commodity market

[kad_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/QgkCptmOByQ” width=500 height=300 ]   Today I want to discuss the current situation of an an unsettled agricultural commodity market.  For the first time in decades most all of the agricultural commodities have lost market strength.  Rarely do we see almost universal drops in our farm products, however this is the situation that we