So you want to farm?

Andy Griffin recently wrote an excellent article that I have to recommend. His advise is wise, and as I have frequently suggested to new farmers... leasing land is worth considering.

Farm on!

The article: http://www.ladybugletter.com/?p=70


Market Growers Symposium, Feb 26 & 27

Market Growers Symposium

February 26 & 27, 2009 Brenham, TX

Hosted by: HOMEsweetFARM

Join us for this two-day event designed to help new and experienced market growers get the job done. Network and meet with experts in the field for technical discussions and then experience hands-on farm tours and training to deepen your understanding. Lunch includes seasonal surprises prepared by some of the leading Texas chefs promoting local food…

Dr. Joe Novak Dr. Steven King Bill Adams

Carol Ann Sayle Marla Camp Tatum Evans Ben Godfrey

Suzanne Santos Brad & Jenny Stufflebeam Zach Griffin

Morning sessions are in a classroom setting with technical discussions on diversified vegetable farming, disease and pest controls, grafting, marketing, variety selection and more.

Afternoon sessions will be in the field at HOMEsweetFARM, a 22 acre diversified CSA vegetable farm serving the Houston area. Hands-on applications covering horse power on the farm, greenhouse production, bed preparation, soil amendments, cover crops, rotational grazing, irrigation, equipment, planting techniques, distribution, customer care and much more.

Includes a local/organic lunch filled with seasonal surprises prepared by

Chef Joe Apa of T’afia, Houston and Chef Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due, Austin

Do not miss this unique event!

For more information and to register online visit www.homesweetfarm.com

Call 979-251-9922 Email info@homesweetfarm.com