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Headline: Part Time Farm Hand Position at Green Star Farm

We are a small diverse livestock pasture based farm looking for a motivated, independent, hardworking farmhand with a gift for working with animals. "Everything moves" is the driving mantra of our farm.

This position requires an applicant that is extra alert for problems in the field and always on the lookout for innovations that will save labor and improve the quality of our husbandry. Hardworking, excellent attendance, excellent references, self motivating, independent and love for animals and the land are a must.

For application and more details, please email resume to:

sarah@greenstarfarm.com

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09/18/18

Farming is Risky Business: Free Central Coast Whole Farm Revenue Protection and Risk Management Workshop

09/11/18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | San Gregorio , CA

Farming is risky business and CIRS is excited to be co-hosting a free risk management workshop for small and midsize farmers coming up on September 11th at Blue House Farm in San Gregorio. Come learn how to minimize risk using Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and other risk management strategies!

Please join us from 6-8pm for light refreshments and a 1 1/2 hour workshop with Elizabeth Henderson from the Agricultural Justice Project, Omar Rodriguez and Martin Guerena from NCAT, and Ildi Carlisle-Cummins from the California Institute for Rural Studies.

You will leave this workshop with knowledge about how the WFRP Program can best serve your operation, recording keeping for WFRP and other alternatives in farm design, crop and marketing diversification, and farm labor management.

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09/10/18

Soul Food Farm Women of Abundance Event

09/22/18, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Vacaville, CA

As you may know, life here on the farm has always been a story of change, inspiration, and hard work. To no surprise, we continue to stick to that motto. Over the last several years I've wanted to host an event that would showcase amazing women leaders. Specifically, I have been interested in the dynamics between food and agricultural and its intersection with social justice movements. Both are such integral parts woven into the fabric of Northern California.

With that, I am excited to finally announce that, after years of planning and research, my dream of putting on an event that should showcase the things I am incredibly passionate about has come true. Consider this your invitation to:


Women of Abundance: Women Entrepreneurs in the Regenerative Culture, Economy, and Community

Saturday, September 22nd,



2018

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09/10/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/24/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
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09/07/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/17/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
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In General FarmsReach community, Yolo Farmers Guild, California FarmLink, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Nevada County Guild

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09/07/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/10/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
... Read More

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09/07/18

FarmLink Business Skills Camp

10/03/18, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Sacramento, CA

October 3, 10, 17, & 24

3pm - 7pm

Sacramento (exact location upon registration)

$80 for all four sessions (includes dinner and resources)

Learn more and register here

This four-part series will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate the overall business health of your farm or ranch. It will equip you to take specific actions to improve your knowledge or skills in order to build a strong and resilient sustainable farm or ranch business. Those who complete all four sessions will receive a zip drive with all materials, a certificate of completion, a one-on one-session with a farm credit specialist, and an hour of one-on-one technical assistance with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • How to structure your farm and ranch business with one or more owners
  • How the 2017 Tax Act changed the tax picture for small farmers and
... Read More

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09/07/18

Subject: Earn a Certificate in Applied Agroecology with MESA's online course

Greetings all,

Our Spring Cohort for the Applied Agroecology Program is open for enrollement - sign up today for the May 1st start date. We invite you to learn more about this opporuntity below. Please share widely with your networks that might be interested! This is also a great opportunity to offer your farm workers/interns/apprentices as well to supercharge their learning experiences.
Best,
Katie and the MESA Team

MESA'S Certificate in Applied Agroecology Program:

Farm Locally, Connect Globally.

The Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agricultural (MESA) is proud to offer the Certificate in Applied Agroecology Program (CAAP), completely online! Our Certificate in Applied Agroecology is open-sourced, community based, with contributions from experts in the field, and builds both your technical knowledge and your theoretical framework of the socio-political aspects of farming.

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In Topics Soil Fertility Management, Seed & Planting, Pest & Disease Management, Certifications, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, Weather & Climate Change, News & Events

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04/17/18

Subject: We ant to hear from you: Come tell us how you address risk factors in your farm business?

Hello Women Farmers!
My name is Sarah, I work for the California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS), an independent research, and advocacy organization that has been in existence for over 40 years now.
I’m posting this (and you may have gotten an email from me as well!) because CIRS is interested in organizing a listening session for women farmers (you can have male partners in your business), primarily in the Yolo/Solano County area, around how you prepare for, or address, different types of RISK in your farm business. We have a grant from USDA Risk Management (along with our partners NCAT Western Office and the Agricultural Justice Project) to engage several groups of CA farmers about this, and one group we specifically wanted to talk to about this was women farmers.
We're looking at a Sunday afternoon/early evening in the next couple months, and probably in the Dixon area, for just a couple hours. Is

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05/11/18

Good Food Showcase

01/08/18, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Livermore, CA

The Good Food Showcase is a trade show/networking event that connects institutional buyers to sustainable growers and distributors throughout the Bay Area and across California. This is the event of the year for expanding, celebrating, and connecting to the good food movement across our communities. The interactive expo will occur from 11 am - 2 pm, with a 1-hour optional mixer to follow.

Producers, Distributors, and Food Businesses: If you are already selling to institutions and are looking to expand your sales in those markets, tabling at this event will give you access to many buyers ready to work with more local producers. Email farmtocafeteria@caff.org to secure your table today! If you are not quite ready to sell to institutions but are interested in networking with other producers and buyers in that market, register here for a

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01/08/18
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