March 31, 2023
Member Meeting and Potluck
Join us next month at Ponderosa Plains Farm for a member meeting and potluck, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Bring a dish and mingle from 2:00-3:00 p.m. then join in the conversation as guests from Elbert County and beyond join us online to Ask a Farmer. Socializing resumes at 4:00 p.m. Their may be trivia too! Not a member? Come over and find out why you should join. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/member-meeting-and-ask-a-farmer-event-tickets-431907335467
This Week’s Trivia Question
How many years ago did researchers find that the chicken’s were domesticated in rice fields planted by Southeast Asian farmers?
Rain Barrel Class
The Douglas County Extension will be holding a class on the safe use and management of rain barrels on April 22nd from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The $50 registration fee includes a 55 gallon barrel. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/douglas-county-rain-barrel-workshop-tickets-580910046587.
Brainstorming and Strategizing for Your Farm
Engage your team in a productive brainstorming session to innovate your farm and develop your team members. Check out this article at: https://www.agweb.com/news/business/technology/how-run-innovation-sprint-your-farm.
Organic Lawn Care Class
Join CSU Extension’s free, online class in organic lawn care today at noon. Preregister at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hEakYl5iTdKNFlhIm2DzvA. If you miss the class it will be available online next week at: https://csuhort.blogspot.com/p/csu-extension-spring-gardening-webinars.html.
Share Your Skills
Do you have a homesteading skill you love to share? Would you be willing to teach an ECAA sponsored class or provide a demonstration at an ECAA event? Contact your board of directors at BOD@elbertcountyagalliance.org with your idea. We’d love to help you share your passion.
Making a Big Impact with Microbusinesses
This year the Elbert County Agricultural Alliance has provided educational and marketing opportunities to our members and our community. We’ve created events and educational programs that build up the community in our county and open the door to business partnerships. If you support these efforts we hope you will consider volunteering. ECAA is truly one of those organizations where you get out what you put in. Now is a great time to get involved in the supportive ag family that is ECAA. You can help with upcoming programs, teach a class, join the board, update the website, contribute to the Roundup, or join the the Homestead Fair Committee. Your volunteer time can be short and sweet or an ongoing project. Contact email@example.com to talk about your interests.
More Events Coming Up
- Sunday, April 23, 2:00 PM – ECAA Member Meeting, Potluck and Ask a Farmer Panel at Ponderosa Plains Farm. Register on Eventbrite. (Online Ask a Farmer event begins at 3:00 PM).
- Saturday, June 3 — Meet ECAA at Elizabash on Main Street in Elizabeth. Dues paid members who volunteer may hand out promotional literature for their own business in addition to providing information about ECAA and its programs.
- Friday, June 23-Saturday, June 24 — Meet ECAA at Cowboy Up in Kiowa. Dues paid members who volunteer may hand out promotional literature for their own business in addition to providing information about ECAA and its programs.
- Saturday, July 8 — Meet ECAA at Elbert Day. Dues paid members who volunteer may hand out promotional literature for their own business in addition to providing information about ECAA and its programs.
- Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6 — Meet ECAA at the Elbert County Fair. Dues paid members who volunteer may hand out promotional literature for their own business in addition to providing information about ECAA and its programs.
- Saturday, August 19 — Fourth Annual ECAA Homestead Fair. Details to come!
- Saturday, December 2 — Join ECAA in supporting the community by baking and serving free cookies at the Elizabeth Mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
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Trivia Answer: 3500 years ago. See the full article at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-pinpoint-date-when-chickens-were-first-domesticated-180980212/.