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Subject: 10-year lease example needed for 1-acre on my farm

I have a small farm that is also a successful B&B. The lower acre is of interest to a very skilled and renowned woman I have known and trusted for years. She would like to create a series of display gardens, mostly using California natives, hold classes, utilize her army of [retired] volunteers and have weekend sales once per quarter. All of this works with my zoning, and I delight in the idea of the B&B guests getting to learn even more about permaculture than what they view in the 'community' areas of my farm (pick & eat veggies, fresh eggs from 20+ hens, interacting with our mini-pigs, seeing my fairly sophisticated 22-bed above-ground composting operation, etc.).

We've been trying to fashion a 10-year lease and divvy up the expenses. Not easy! The idea is that her rental will start small in the beginning while we invest in the structures (greenhouses, irrigation matrix using my well, grading, solar,

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In Topics Urban Agriculture

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10/28/18

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  |  CA FamLink  |  Point Reyes Station commented

Hi Nancy, I am the North Coast Program Coordinator for CA FarmLink. I am happy to have a conversation with you about our lease work. Please email me directly and we can schedule a call to discuss. kerry@cafarmlink.org

11/05/18 11:28 AM

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4th Annual Latino Farmer Conference

11/08/18, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Santa Maria , CA

Very excited about the Latino Farmer Conference coming up on November 8th in Santa Maria, California! Scholarship rooms are still available for farmers~In order to access the questions about whether or not you are a farmer and if you would like a scholarship room, please indicate that you can pay the $20 conference fee online or at the door-Please see more info at the bottom of the registration page: https://latinofarmerconference.ncat.org/register.php.

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10/26/18

CA Farm Academy Training Program: Information Session

11/10/18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Winters, CA

The CFA Beginning Farmer Training Program provides aspiring farmers a strong foundation from which to launch their agricultural careers. During the seven-month program, lessons focus on crop production, business planning, marketing, & culminate in a personal business plan or farm career plan. In addition to the classes, hands-on field experience & farm visits expose students to topics critical for a future in farming. Classes are designed to accommodate work schedules, meeting on Tuesday & Thursday in the early evenings & two Saturdays per month.

Please join us for our Information Session on November 10th to meet alumni, program staff, and learn more. Park along the solar panels and walk along the gravel road to the amphitheater.

Please visit our website for more information or to apply: https://landbasedlearning.org/farm-academy-beginning-farmer

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10/17/18

Subject: CA Farm Academy: Accepting Applications!

The California Farm Academy is accepting applications for the Apprenticeship & Training Program!

CFA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The CFA Apprenticeship Program is a paid, full-time, two-year apprenticeship in sustainable commercial agriculture focusing on specialty crops (row crops, vineyards, orchards) in the Northern Central Valley of California. The program is a formal, state-registered apprenticeship with paid on-the-job training and supplemental coursework. It is for individuals who are passionate about farming and are looking to further their career in agriculture. Apprentices will gain hands-on training, work experience, and exposure to all aspects farming to prepare them to obtain a management position on established farms, or eventually start their own farm business.

To learn more about the Apprenticeship Program, or to apply, please visit: ... Read More

In Topics Business & Financial Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, News & Events

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

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10/16/18

Headline: The California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program is currently accepting applications

The California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019 season!
The Apprenticeship Program is a paid, full-time, two-year apprenticeship in sustainable commercial agriculture focusing on specialty crops (row crops, vineyards, orchards) in the Northern Central Valley of California. The program is a formal, state-registered apprenticeship with paid on-the-job training and supplemental coursework. It is for individuals who are passionate about farming and are looking to further their career in agriculture. Apprentices will gain hands-on training, work experience, and exposure to all aspects farming to prepare them to obtain a management position on established farms, or eventually start their own farm business.
To learn more about the program, or to apply, please visit our website:
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10/09/18

Subject: There's still time to register for the FarmLink Business Skills Camp!

Hey Folks,
Fall is in the air, so it's the perfect time to brush up on your farm business management!
California FarmLink is hosting a 4 part business skills workshop series taught by Poppy Davis and Alan Haight in October in Sacramento. We'll also be covering the latest on the implications of the new tax law on farm businesses! Don't miss this opportunity to build your business and start the next season on the right foot!

In Topics Marketing & Sales, Business & Financial Planning, Funding Opportunities, Staff, HR & Worker Safety, Insurance, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, News & Events, Anything Goes

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

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09/25/18

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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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
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