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Headline: Northern & Central California - Two Openings (Business Advisor)

About Kitchen Table Advisors

Kitchen Table Advisors works with a diverse group of small, sustainable farms and ranches and a community of their passionate supporters to provide the business guidance, support, and knowhow needed to grow a financially viable business. We invest in the economic viability of the next generation of sustainable small farms and ranches so they can serve as the foundation of stronger and healthier regional food systems. We are a small but growing team of fun-loving, committed sustainable food and farming champions who are leveraging their connections, expertise, and talents to make a real impact on the food system. By being a part of this small nonprofit organization your contributions will shape the future of our work.

Do you have hands on experience or a natural talent for coaching, advising, and asking the right questions to help business owners figure out how to make more

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In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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05/25/17

Headline: a dairy cow that has freshened or will by june

somehow the bull missed our holstein when we bred everyone this past fall. as part of our summer camp program, we - the campers and counselors - hand milk our cow during morning and evening chores - more details about camp at the website "farm camp @ plantation".

ideally we'd borrow your easy to handle dairy cow for the summer. i can pick her up and bring her back home.

alternatively, we would consider purchasing her. if we were borrowing her, we'd like her to come to our place the first week of june and return home the middle of august.

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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05/09/17

Subject: Vermicomposting

Have you tried vermicomposting? What was your experience like?

Vermicompost is the heterogeneous product of the decomposition of food, vegetable, and plant material along with vermicast (an earthworm’s by-product of the breakdown of organic matter). Vermicompost is an excellent organic fertilizer or used as simply a soil conditioner, as it is rich in readily-available, water-soluble nutrients. Vermicomposting also has various commercial uses besides fertilizer, such as its ability to function as sewage treatment. With all of these benefits, one might perceive vermicomposting as a daunting process, yet with a bit of research and knowledge, the system can be simple to maintain once established. There is an entire internet community with amazing how-to guides. Here is one example: http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/vermicompost107.shtml

In Topics Soil Fertility Management, Growing Structures: Greenhouses, Hoop Houses, etc., Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Urban Agriculture

In General FarmsReach community, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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04/04/17

Subject: Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession Workshop in Grass Valley on Wednesday, March 15th

The long-term future of local farms and ranches depends on families talking and planning together. Among 742 farmers and ranchers in Nevada County, 35% are age 65 or over, and 5.7% are under 35 years of age, according to the 2012 USDA Ag Census. Many families face questions about how to retire and sustain their farms and ranches.

California FarmLink launched the “Agrarian Elders and the Next Generation Project” to create solutions for farm and ranch families looking for retirement options, and to preserve local farm and ranch businesses.

Together California FarmLink, Nevada County Resource Conservation District (RCD, and the Nevada County Farm Bureau, present the workshop “Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession”.

Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession

Wednesday, March 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Grass Valley, location announced upon registration

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In Topics Business & Financial Planning, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, News & Events

In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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03/02/17

Online Introduction to Holistic Management in Spanish ~ Introducción de Manejo Holístico En Linea (1st class in series)

01/10/17, 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Online

Becas disponibles

En este curso aprenderá a manejar efectivamente su finca o ranchero con los principales y prácticas del Manejo Holístico – un proceso que es reconocido internacionalmente. Usted tendrá la oportunidad de aprender no solo como manejar su granja/ranchero para la triple cuenta de resultados (sostenibilidad social, ambiental y financiera) y administrar mejor los recursos, sino también ser capaz de hacer preguntas de cómo ayudar a otros con eso proceso. Aprender a mejorar su capacidad de observar, entender, y tomar decisiones, basándose en lo que puede controlar y hacer las preguntas correctas para facilitar ese proceso para los demás. A través de estas nuevas habilidades puede mejorar su capacidad de trabajar con la naturaleza y aumentar su productividad y compartir esas ideas con

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12/16/16, updated

Online Holistic Cropping Planning: Resilient & Profitable Cropland (1st class in series)

01/20/17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Online

Scholarships Available!

If you are excited about Regenerative Agriculture and raise crops, HMI’s Holistic Cropping Planning Course will give you the tools to grow healthy crops, healthy soil, and healthy profits. In this course you will learn how to effectively manage your cropland and cropping practices to increase soil fertility and resilience as well as increase production and profitability from your cropping practices. Learn how to complete crop production planning all in the context of regenerative and conservation agriculture. This curriculum was developed with input from master farmers and educators and explains key cropping concepts such as no-till, cover cropping, cocktail seeding, mulching, intercropping, shelterbelts, perennial crops, and integrating livestock, as well as

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In General FarmsReach community, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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12/16/16, updated

Subject: Overview & Resources from the Inaugural CA Farmer Educator & Support Services Summit

In September, UC SAREP & FarmsReach hosted the first CA Farmer Educator Summit in Sacramento. The resulting Top 15 Priority Areas, Directory of Organizations (incl. programs & regions served), Ecosystem Map (where orgs are based/served), and Ecosystem Chart (services offered in each program area) are all covered in today’s blog. It also includes details about the new list-serve for CA farm-focused organizations, collaborative fundraising strategies, and other priorities identified during the meeting.

The Summit built on momentum from the Farm Education Network (FEN) started on the Central Coast and on results from the January 2015 strategy session hosted by FarmsReach and Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) in Pacific Grove, CA.

If your CA farmer organization hasn’t already done so, please fill out the Farm Education Network survey. UC SAREP and FarmsReach will periodically

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In Topics News & Events

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, Mendocino Farmers Guild, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, Central Coast Farmers, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions, Weather Reporting (CA), SoCal Sustainable Farming, California Agritourism

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10/25/16, updated

Blossoms and Herbs: a "Growing" Market in the North Coast

11/08/16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Santa Rosa, CA

FARMING 101 will host a panel on Growing Flowers and Herbs (medicinal and culinary): creating niche markets in the North Coast region.

Participants will learn how to grow and market locally grown flowers and herbs via local distribution methods:

  • North Bay Flower Collective, an alliance of local flower growers and floral designers
  • Sonoma County Herb Exchange, who connect local herb growers with medicine makers.

Panellists include:
Heidi Herrmann, Strong Arm Farm
Daniele Allion Strawn, JoLee Blooms
Jordan Thompson, Heidrun Meadery
BJ Avery, Sonoma County Herb Exchange

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In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Convergence, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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10/20/16

CA Farm Academy Training Program: 2017 Info Session #2

10/29/16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Winters, CA


CFA Information Session #2!

The
California Farm Academy's (CFA) Beginning Farmer Training Program
trains beginning farmers in all aspects of agricultural production through field work, business planning, classes, and farm visits to give students a solid foundation in what they need to know to start a farm business or manage a farm operation. At the close of the program each student will have completed a farm business plan. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the program.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 program! To meet alumni, program staff, and learn more, please come to the farm and join us for our Information Session #2.


CA Farm Academy 2017 Information Session #2

When: Saturday, October 29th, 10 am - 12 pm
Where: Center for Land-Based Learning, 5265

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In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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10/14/16

CA Farm Academy Training Program: 2017 Info Session

10/08/16, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Winters, CA

Greetings from the CA Farm Academy!
The
California Farm Academy's (CFA) Beginning Farmer Training Program
trains beginning farmers in all aspects of agricultural production through field work, business planning, classes, and farm visits to give students a solid foundation in what they need to know to start a farm business or manage a farm operation. At the close of the program each student will have completed a farm business plan. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the program.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 program! To meet alumni, program staff, and learn more, please come to the farm and join us for our Information Session.


CA Farm Academy 2017 Information Session

When: Saturday, October 8th, 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: Center for Land-Based Learning, 5265 Putah

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In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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09/28/16
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