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Welcome to the 35th annual California Small Farm Conference, a week of learning, inspiration and movement-building. Our hybrid conference features over 50 online workshops, videos, and interactive forums, as well as in-person gatherings around the state. Admission is on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can to help make this event possible and accessible to everyone. All events are virtual except those listed "Gathering" towards the end of the week.
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Wednesday, March 1 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Virtual Fencing: Reflections on the Practical State of the Technology (VIDEO)

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The Sonoma Mountain Institute (SMI) team deployed virtual fence technology for the 2022 grazing year. During that time SMI was able to acquire a lot of on the ground repetitions on both the possibilities and limitations of the technology. The SMI team will reflect what works, what doesn't, and help you consider if it is right for your context.

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Byron Palmer

Grassland Manager, Grounded Land & Livestock, Sonoma Mountain Institute
Byron Palmer works to help regenerate the grasslands of Sonoma and Marin counties. His work is rooted in the belief that herbivores are part of the complex systems that create ecological health in grasslands. This belief led him to help manage the farm operations of a 1000 member... Read More →

Wednesday March 1, 2023 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST