agriculture

Foothill Agrarian
Is Education Wasted on the Young? Probably Not!

Aug 26, 2016
Is Education Wasted on the Young? Probably Not!

This week, I'm in the unique position of starting the seventh and eighth courses in my online master's degree program at Colorado State University and taking my oldest daughter (Lara) to Bozeman, Montana, to start her first semester at Montana Sta...

Davis Vanguard
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Aug 24, 2016
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Dahvie James sits on a chair in the living room of the main building in the Field & Pond bed and breakfast.  The 100-year-old building is decorated in period-specific decor.  Isolated from other residents, quiet and tranquil nestled against the eastern edge of the coast range just north of Winters, it is difficult to...

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California Rice Commission
She put the Lime in the Coconut

She put the Lime in the Coconut

Coconut and lime added to Californian grown Kokuho Rose Rice - make a delicious dish..Get the recipe here

Foothill Agrarian
Work in Progress

Aug 16, 2016
Work in Progress

Photo credit: Emma MaconShearing sheep is intensely physical.  When I went to sheep shearing school five years ago at the University of California's Hopland Research and Extension Center, I was surprised by how sore my legs were - I'd assumed that...

California Rice Commission
Heading to the Finish Line

A few facts on what the rice is doing now and how the crop is progressing.

Foothill Agrarian
Hopeful Weather

Aug 5, 2016
Hopeful Weather

The last full week of July 2016 marked the longest stretch of hot weather we've had in the Sierra foothills this summer.  While we didn't get nearly as warm as some parts of California, the heat here was oppressive.  Moving irrigation and unc...

California Rice Commission
Heading for Harvest

Rice farmers like Michael Bosworth are watching fields progress heading towards harvest time.

Foothill Agrarian
Adaptation and Resilience

Jul 24, 2016

I'm taking a course as part of my master's degree program at Colorado State University called "Managing for Ecosystem Sustainability."  I've enjoyed the course, which has covered topics like the carbon and nitrogen cycles and soils management. &nb...

California Rice Commission
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

We are caring for the environment in many ways including using solar energy.Read Katie Moos' blog

California Rice Commission
Haven for Wildlife

With more water and more rice in the valley comes more waterbirds.

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