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Small Farm Development Program

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At the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, we recieve several inquiries on how to start farming. A great resource for individuals looking to break into farming is the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The can provide you with crop data, growing areas and practical handbooks such as The Small Farm Handbook. The Small Farm Handbook provides a practical guide combining research information with personal experiences and case studies from successful small farmers and marketers. Another valuable resource to new farmers is the Annual Small Farms Conference. Please feel free to contact our office directly at (805) 543-3654 to gather more information on starting your own small farm.