Small Farm News
This new blog is a round-up of news, research updates, tips and other tidbits that are potentially interesting or useful to California’s small-scale farmers.
We may not have had a blog before, but the Small Farm Program owes its history in part to sharing information. In the 1970s when the University of California first started focusing efforts on small farms in particular, one of the earliest efforts was something called the "Information Access Council." For decades, the Small Farm Center filled that niche, helping to circulate agricultural research and news that might be pertinent to small-scale farmers in particular. These tasks once involved mimeographs, then copy machines, with hard copies filed away in a library.
Now we have a blog, of course.
Will you be part of our audience? If you are a small-scale farmer or rancher — or if you work with small-scale producers — we hope so!
We also hope some of our information will be helpful for eaters too, since many consumers are interested in knowing their farmers, eating locally and otherwise supporting small-scale agriculture.
So, tell your friends! Subscribe to our RSS feed, add us to Google Reader — or whatever else you do when you decide to follow a new blog. And of course, the Small Farm Program website continues to be our home for a wealth of information about small-scale agriculture.