Laura Tourte is Farm Management Advisor for Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties for the University of California Cooperative Extension. Laura’s Farm Advisor work includes research, education, and outreach in costs and returns for Central Coast crops, and alternatives in production and marketing practices. The overriding goal of Laura’s work is to help strengthen farm businesses—with an emphasis on those that are small, beginning and/or limited in resources.
Upcoming Farm Management Events
The next California Small Farm Conference will be held March 7 – 10, 2015 in San Diego
Registration will begin in November.
The California Small Farm Conference is the state's premier gathering of small farmers, agricultural students, farmers’ market managers and others involved in the small farm industry. The three day educational conference includes day-long short courses and on-farm tours; focused workshops; engaging keynote addresses and numerous networking opportunities.