Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
It always helps to have good irrigation water. It's therapeutic to sit by the canal when you want a break from work!
California has a diverse geography and complex water usage situation. Depending on the region and irrigation district, the price of water for agriculture varies from a few tens of dollars to hundreds of dollars per acre-foot. We are blessed to be in the former category.