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Favorable Furrow at North Slope Farm

February 27th, 2018 | Posted by miker in Planting - (Comments Off on Favorable Furrow at North Slope Farm)

Favorable Furrows at North Slope Farm.. An ecological focus directs us to be conscious of Life around us.  As a Farmer, you learn about the irony of constantly battling nature, to yield a profitable crop…To read more about Todd Haldeman’s experience with Favorable Furrows – Click Here. Discussion, Observation and Investigation has popularized the awareness … Read more

Second Year Summary – Planting, Dan DeLago 2016

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted by miker in Planting - (Comments Off on Second Year Summary – Planting, Dan DeLago 2016)

Planting Focus Summary 2016 – Dan DeLago   Goals 2016 Minimizing tillage and attempting to provide constant cover for the soil via intercropping were two major goals in the spring. In this passage I will discuss the various techniques applied to achieve these goals and potential improvements for the future.   2015 A chisel plow, … Read more

Second Year Element Focus Introduction – Planting

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted by miker in Planting - (Comments Off on Second Year Element Focus Introduction – Planting)

Dan DeLago – Second Year Focus Introduction – Planting Dan Delago – 2016 Element Focus Introduction; Planting When taking responsibility for an element focus this year, several considerations were taken into account. The size and experience of the next year’s crew, the priority of said element to the farm, the time of season the element … Read more

Third Year Focus – Reflection after 2016 Season; Jacob Thies

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted by miker in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on Third Year Focus – Reflection after 2016 Season; Jacob Thies)

Jacob Thies – Third Year Focus and Reflection – 2016 Season at North Slope Farm Year III — A Reflection  There are so many words that come to mind when I think of North Slope Farm: stewardship, respect, growth, camaraderie, family, and home. North Slope was all that to me for two and a half … Read more

Third Year Element Focus – Introduction; Greenhouse, Jacob Thies

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted by miker in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on Third Year Element Focus – Introduction; Greenhouse, Jacob Thies)

Jacob Thies – Third Year Element Focus at North Slope Farm, in 2016 Third Year Focus Introduction – Greenhouse By JT At the core of early spring production at North Slope Farm is the greenhouse element. The jumping off location for the season, the heated greenhouse where we start all of our seedlings for on-farm … Read more

Link to Photo Album of Equipment at North Slope Farm

March 16th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Equipment - (Comments Off on Link to Photo Album of Equipment at North Slope Farm)

Click on the Photo above, to enter the Flickr Photosharing website.  This photo is one of the Album; “Equipment,” that can be selected, to quickly review our Tractors and Misc Equipment! Enjoy!

Season Focus for 2016

March 29th, 2016 | Posted by miker in Administration - (Comments Off on Season Focus for 2016)

North Slope Farm – Plans for 2016 Farm Manager – MikeR Crew – Colleen, Todd, Jacob, Dan & Two 1st Year Trainees. (Estimated Full Time Wages: $90,000) (2015: $65,000 incl tax) Basic Assessment: Need to generate an extra $30-$40 thousand, in 2016. Immediate: Focus on crops that we could have sold more of – Herbs, … Read more

2015 Second Year, Element Focus – Summary

March 9th, 2016 | Posted by JacobThies in Crop Care - (Comments Off on 2015 Second Year, Element Focus – Summary)

Crop Care Season Summary 2015 Second Year Element Focus – Summary By JT Introduction: Crop care is at the core of everything we do at North Slope Farm. Once a crop is in the ground, it falls under the jurisdiction of the “crop care manager,” thus all perennials and annuals need attention, care, and time … Read more

Wage Rate for 2016

December 2nd, 2015 | Posted by miker in Administration - (Comments Off on Wage Rate for 2016)

Wage Rate Commitment for 2016 at North Slope Farm Posted in Consideration of Increasing Wage Rates for 2016 First Years: $9/hr Second Years: $11/hr Third Years: $12/hr Experienced and Committed Workers: $13/hr This assumes a minimum 40 hour work week, over a season from March 1 – November 30.  (41 weeks) Maximum Expected Wages Estimated … Read more

ClearSpan Pro “High Tunnel 1” Construction Summary: April 2014 – November 2014

April 8th, 2015 | Posted by JacobThies in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on ClearSpan Pro “High Tunnel 1” Construction Summary: April 2014 – November 2014)

ClearSpan Pro “High Tunnel 1” Construction Summary: April 2014 – November 2014 By JT Type: 30’ x 100’ ClearSpan Pro Solar Star High Tunnel www.clearspan.com Full Photo series: www.flickr.com/northslopefarm/hightunnel1 In the 2014 season, NSF purchased two 30’x100’ high tunnels to expand production and season longevity. In this summary, I’m going to lay out our construction … Read more

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