Roger Ingram

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

Family Garden Day shines spotlight on eating healthy

How do you get kids to eat more vegetables? Teach them how to garden. That’s the focus of Family Garden Day Saturday, June 1, at the Gold Country Fairgrounds’ Farr ...

PlacerGrown cancels this weekend’s annual farm conference

  With days to go, PlacerGrown has decided to cancel this weekend’s annual farm conference in Lincoln. The gathering of agricultural interests has been an annual stapl ...

Conference will address nitty-gritty of farming today

Social media, loan programs and finding land to farm will be among the topics at this year’s PlacerGrown Food and Farm Conference on Feb. 4. This is the 17th year for the day-lon ...

Grant encourages low-income families to purchase more locally grown produce

Grant funding will soon give low- income families greater access and incentive to purchase locally grown produce. Carol Arnold, general manager of the Foothill Farmers Market Asso ...

Farm conference to include business workshops

Tending a farm is all about growing food and raising animals. But success in agriculture also depends on having a good business sense and protecting growing assets. This weekend ...