ECAA Roundup 3/25/2022

March 25, 2022

Ag Trivia and Meeting
Meet other members, share your projects, find out what others are doing, learn about ECAA initiatives and programs, and test your agricultural knowledge. Mix, mingle, and snack before a brief member meeting, which will be followed by agricultural trivia. There will be a prize for the trivia winner. The event will be held Saturday, April 9th at the American Legion in Elizabeth. Sign up to let us know you are coming at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecaa-member-meeting-potluck-and-agricultural-trivia-tickets-258270793897.

USDA to Offer Insurance for Farmers Who Sell Locally
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out a new insurance option specifically for agricultural producers with small farms who sell locally. The new micro farm policy simplifies record keeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added products. USDA’s Risk Management Agency created this new policy based on research directed by the 2018 farm bill, and it includes feedback from producers who grow for their local communities. The policy will be available beginning with the 2022 crop year. To learn more go to: https://www.rma.usda.gov/News-Room/Press/Press-Releases/2021-News/USDA-Introduces-New-Insurance-Policy-for-Farmers-Who-Sell-Locally.

Free Book on Raising Chickens
This weekend only you can download a Kindle version of Chris Lesley’s book Raising Chickens: The Common-Sense Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Chickens. Chris Lesley is the managing editor of Chickens and More magazine. It will be available to download for free on Amazon from now until Sunday 27th March. Afterwards the book will cost $14.99. Check it out at: https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Chickens-Common-Beginners-Backyard-ebook/dp/B09VPSDKWP/.

Seeking Trail Rides, Riding Lessons, and Roping Lessons
Ponderosa Plains Farm is seeking local businesses who provide trail rides, riding lessons, and/or roping lessons to area visitors. Businesses will be included at no charge in a directory of services made available to guests at our farm beginning later this summer. Please send your contact information and description of services to ponderosaplains@gmail.com.

Full Time Horse Care and Ministry Worker Wanted
Eagle’s Nest Ranch is seeking a full-time worker whose duties will include caring for horses, grooming, overseeing the barn, serving as a role model to volunteers and others in Christian walk and safe horse handling. This person will lead sessions with children, assist in adult sessions, teach Bible lessons and assist in other ministry related activities. The position pays $15/hour and is full time. For full details and qualifications search on Indeed.com. There is also a part-time horse care position for which you may email eaglesnestranch501@gmail.com to request details.

If you have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.