The North Coast Farmer Workshop Series - Small Farm Technology
Join us August 10th, 2022, at Shone Farm - Santa Rosa Junior College for a FREE workshop on small farm technology.
This workshop will cover multiple aspects of farm technology, from in the office to out in the field. The first part of the event will be led by the Shone Farm team and feature small farm tools and machinery used by local farmers and at Shone Farm. Afterwards, a presentation from experts at CAFF's Small Farm Tech Hub, where participants will have the opportunity to learn about online tools and software meant to make farming easier. The workshop will conclude with a short farmer roundtable and a Q&A session.
This will also be a great opportunity to engage with your local farming community, connect with technical assistance providers, and learn about other funding and networking opportunities. Free refreshments and light lunch will be served. Bilingual resources will be available.
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be checked at the door.
About Shone Farm
Shone Farm is a 365-acre outdoor learning laboratory for the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Agriculture/Natural Resources Department. The farm provides students with hands-on experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The farm is located about 12 miles from the Santa Rosa Campus, between the towns of Forestville and Windsor, in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area). It was named in honor of Robert Shone, a very active leader in Sonoma County agriculture, in addition to being a Santa Rosa Junior College trustee and President of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.
For more information on Shone Farm, visit: https://shonefarm.santarosa.edu/
About the Small Farm Tech Hub
The Small Farm Tech Hub supports farmers in the adoption of right-fit tools to increase sales, market channels, and business efficiencies. The Tech Hub is providing free resources and consulting to help pivot to sales models better suited to the current COVID-19 crisis as well as longer-term consumer purchasing trends.
Support provided by the Tech Hub may include starting an online store, transferring to a different ecommerce site, marketing, or identifying tools for increasing your business efficiencies. We're here to help! Tech Hub team members are standing by to support you on your technology needs. Learn more by visiting www.caff.org/techhub.
What is the North Coast Farmer Workshop Series?
The North Coast Farmer Workshop Series is a combination of free in-person and online workshops taking place in summer/fall 2022, which will feature a variety of speakers, locations, and cover a wide range of agricultural topics. This workshop series is being put on by Conservation Works in partnership with the Community Alliance of Family Farmers (CAFF) with grant funding from the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). These workshops will give beginning, small and underserved producers the opportunity to engage with other farmers, ranchers, and technical assistance providers in a relaxed environment, ask questions regarding workshop topics, and connect with their regional farming network. Please see below for more information on individual workshops.