Busy Off Farm

This week I started more seeds in the greenhouse, but the majority of my days were spent off the farm.  I started the week by turning in my tax forms to my CPA.  Nothing like finishing your farm taxes to put a spring in your step.

Preparing my taxes

Preparing my taxes

Next I headed down to Santa Cruz for the 2nd EcoFarm Farmers Association summit, where a diverse group of farmers continued to discuss and develop a farmer-led organization.  The purpose of this aspiring association is to further the success of triple bottom line, ecological farmers and ranchers through collaborative programs.

Ken Dickerson, Executive Director of EFA, speaking at the summit

Ken Dickerson, Executive Director of EFA, speaking at the summit

On Wednesday, I scored tickets to see the amazing California Honeydrops, a farmer favorite, they performed a high energy show right here in little Sonoma.  This band had everyone dancing to their great tunes like Pumpkin Pie and Carolina Peach, what farmer could resist these songs!

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Then yesterday I was invited to speak at Sonoma Valley high school for Future Farmers of America week.  I spoke to the students about my time studying agriculture and my experience operating my own farm.  High schoolers are a tough crowd, all of them poker faces, but I let the farm love flow.

Gotta have a badge

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