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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

Introduction to Wild Fitness

February 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Casey in Wild Fitness - (Comments Off on Introduction to Wild Fitness)

Coming Soon – WILD FITNESS at North Slope Farm – trails, exercise and stretching stations to be developed in 2016 ! If you are interested, click our Email Newsletter button, and sign up to receive news about North Slope Farm – including developments in Wild Fitness!

Hiring Employees and Venture Viability Presentation – NOFA-NJ Winter Conference 2016

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Hiring Employees and Venture Viability Presentation – NOFA-NJ Winter Conference 2016)

How To Hire and Keep Good Employees NOFA-NJ Winter Conference 2016 Mike Rassweiler – NorthSlopeFarm.com (Below are the Slides from the Presentation, offered for reference and as sample of the presentation…) Links and References NorthSlopeFarm.com ; Mission Statement, Training Program, Workers Wages IRS ; Employers Tax Guide ; Circular E, Publication 15 IRS ; Agricultural … Read more

NOFA-NJ Winter Conference Notes

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on NOFA-NJ Winter Conference Notes)

NOFA-NJ Winter Conference Notes 2016 Mike Rassweiler, NorthSlopeFarm.com February 2016: Insights gained from workshops attended  Soil Fertility Management for Organic Farms Joseph Heckman, Ph.D, Rutgers University Production problems are almost always traced back to nutrient imbalance in the soil.  Starting the conference with the practiced wisdom of Dr. Heckman was good for me, as the … Read more

November 2014

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on November 2014)

Monthly Summary– November 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD on 12/3 General Observations:  With diminishing light levels and cold, snowy weather the end of the season is near at hand. Fall crops and cover crops grow steadily with the late season rains. The final planting of the year (garlic) becomes a priority in … Read more

October 2014

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on October 2014)

Monthly Summary– October 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD on 12/2/15 General Observations: In general, October brings a much slower pace of crop growth due to diminishing light levels and a significant drop in daily high temperatures. During this October in particular, the late season rains that never showed up in September came … Read more

September 2014

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on September 2014)

Monthly Summary- September 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD on 12/1/2014 General Observations: During September the usual rush to harvest summer and fall crops for each market keeps the crew busy. However, despite the weekly market rush, a tangible drop in tension arises with the first days of the month. The cover crop … Read more

Consideration of Farm Worker Wages at North Slope Farm

December 2nd, 2015 | Posted by miker in Community Affairs - (Comments Off on Consideration of Farm Worker Wages at North Slope Farm)

Consideration of Farm Worker Wages – December 2, 2015 Michael Rassweiler, North Slope Farm When I began to formalize my concept of a Training Program, in 2006, the question of how much to pay a Trainee, and what costs are associated with providing Training were the hardest to resolve. I began by utilizing the NJ … 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

Monthly Summary August 2014

November 12th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary August 2014)

Monthly Summary- August 2014 Logs reviewed and prepared by DD General Observations:  Overall, this month was much more mild than normal with a dry beginning and a mild ending. TH in charge of crew during first week while CH and MR on vacation. Cover cropping placed as a significant priority. MR determines seed order with … Read more

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