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Second Year Focus: Crop Care

March 13th, 2015 | Posted by JacobThies in Crop Care - (Comments Off on Second Year Focus: Crop Care)

JT – 3/6/15 Second Year Focus Introduction: Crop Care Crop care is a major element throughout day-to-day life on the farm. Once seeds are sown or seedlings planted, they need attention, care, and tending. As with anything biological, certain conditions produce healthier lives for the living organism, and our crops at North Slope are no … Read more

Third Year Summary: Planting 2014

March 11th, 2015 | Posted by toddh in Planting | Training - (Comments Off on Third Year Summary: Planting 2014)

Summary At the beginning of this season I began by inventorying the seed and culling a lot of old and miscellaneous seeds. This task was to help formulate the seed order, but also gave the whole process a fresh start. We then looked at maps of last season’s crop rotation and quickly established the fields … Read more

Third Year Focus Introduction

March 19th, 2014 | Posted by toddh in Planting - (Comments Off on Third Year Focus Introduction)

  Planting Focus 2014 Intent: My intentions at North Slope Farm from the begging have been to grow my personal skills and know-how through what I find to be inherently rewarding work relevant to my long term goals.  I am excited to be focusing on planting this year, which falls in line with my interests … Read more

Soil Testing 2013

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Casey in Infrastructure - (Comments Off on Soil Testing 2013)

Map of Testing Sites Copy of Report Discussion of Soil Nutrient Management Plan, observations, challenges and hypothesis.

Second Year Focus – Greenhouse Summary – 2013

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Beau Young in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on Second Year Focus – Greenhouse Summary – 2013)

Beau Young 2nd Year Focus Summary – 2013

Crop Care Summary 2013

January 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kyle in Crop Care - (Comments Off on Crop Care Summary 2013)

Crop Care Summary 2013 KG 1/08/14 My intention when taking on the Crop Care element back in the beginning of 2013 was to increase the efficiency and regularity of the crop care activities on the farm. Looking back now at the end of the season I feel as though, for the most part, that goal … Read more

Second Year Focus Summary 2013

January 7th, 2014 | Posted by toddh in Administration - (Comments Off on Second Year Focus Summary 2013)

    Administration This year as my focus I endeavored to engage myself in North Slope Farm’s Administrative duties. In my personal life I only have to perform these sorts of tasks in a minimal way. The farm has a well established and fairly clear way of organizing itself. Because of this, standard procedures have … Read more

Third Year Summary – 2013

October 30th, 2013 | Posted by RR in Equipment - (Comments Off on Third Year Summary – 2013)

Third Year Summary -2013 It’s coming to the end of my three year training period at North Slope Farm. The years have passed in the blink of an eye but the amount of personal growth and knowledge I’ve experienced and gained will stick with me for a lifetime. Organic farming is a trade that is … Read more

Cover Crop Plan and Task Lisk 2013

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted by miker in Planting - (Comments Off on Cover Crop Plan and Task Lisk 2013)

click on scan below for more size options… Task List – MikeR needs to maximize the opportunity provided by excellent weather and timing for Planting, and three Trainees who will be charged with Preparing for, and establishing our Main Blocks of Winter Cover Crops – Today. The weather has been warm and dry, soil conditions … Read more

2nd Year Focus Introduction: Greenhouse

May 17th, 2013 | Posted by Beau Young in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on 2nd Year Focus Introduction: Greenhouse)

Intent:  As my second year focus I chose the Greenhouse Element because it seems to me that it is the foundation of everything that springs forth during the farm season and therefore the management thereof is essential to an efficient and productive year. While there is an obvious standard operating procedure for greenhouse duties, my … Read more

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