|Don Places Sikes Ranch|
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The Sikes Ranch was established by my great grandfather, Jonathan Sikes, in 1869 and has been in the family ever since.
It was farmed by Jonathan his son Alvin and his son Jack until Jack's untimely death from polio.
It was not irrigated so dry crops, wheat, barley and oats were grown.
In 1953 another local farmer took it over on a share crop arrangement, where the family got a share of the profits. It was leveled and large wells dug to irrigate it. Initially sugar beets were grown.
Now crops include tomatoes, alfalfa, wheat, sunflowers, peppers, beans, lupin.
See historical notes at our genealogy page cafamilies.org
Wells: 1. 1953 40 HP 2. 1953 75 HP 1,470 gpm 3. 2008 100 HP 16" 470 ft
All fields but 9 have drip irrigation. Field 9 is pending our decision on almonds.
- Custom Soil Resource Report for the Sikes Ranch provided by - NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service - USDA.
- USDA Service Center Locator 810 Vaca Valley Parkway Vacaville CA - (707) 448-0106
- Web Soil Survey | websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Science Division | www.nrcs.usda.gov/
See Ranch Details for more.
Solano County Farm Bureau
Landowners Guide To Leasing Land for Farming - Land For Good
USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has information on farm rates, but all I could find was Sunflowers.