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" on Thursday & Friday.
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Monday, February 27 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Unpacking Soil Disturbance: the Ecological & Management Implications of Till & No-till Systems

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Whether we are talking about the potential ecological impacts including carbon sequestration, the on-farm practicality, the access to equipment, or the impact on yield, there has been much debate over the benefits and drawbacks of reducing or eliminating tillage in our management systems. This panel discussion will give us a chance to hear perspectives from researchers and farmers and dig into a participatory discussion about the nuances of tillage.

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Sara Tiffany

Director of Ecological Farming, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Sara leads the Ecological Farming Program Area and CAFF, which includes the Climate Smart Farming Program as well as the Ecological Pest Management Program. Before starting at CAFF in 2017, Sara worked for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program at UC Davis. She... Read More →

Tim Bowles

UC Berkeley

Nathanael Siemens

Rodale Institute

Graham Shelton

Slow Dance Wines

Monday February 27, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
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