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Headline: Wanting farm work

Looking for farm work in the North Bay Area. I have many years of hands on farm experience and supervisory skills. Please contact me at


Contact Phone: 707-430-3566

In North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol

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Subject: Tractor models that have worked? The classic One-Tractor dilemma

Howdy Farmers,

I am looking for specific tractor models, old or new (manufacturer, model, and year) that veggie growers have really liked, so that I can search them used on TractorHouse. Our situation is this...

My partner and I are tooling up to break ground on a 6-8 acre, diverse vegetable CSA in Sebastopol. We are researching tractors, and deep into the classic "one tractor conundrum". With the ability to only afford one tractor, we would like to have a versatile one. We'd like it to be able to do primary tillage, as well as has have properly spaced and thin enough tires to get it into our shaped beds to help renovate beds for second-plantings (to undercut, disc, rototill, or spade), to weed the furrows and to possibly flame-weed (if we can find a 60" tractor mounted flame weeder). We will cultivate in-row manually the first years.

Our requirements are: ~50 horsepower, 4WD, 60" center-to-center tread

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In Topics Equipment, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild

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  |  Yolo Press  |  Winters, CA commented

I notice that today (12/30) on Modesto craigslist is a Massey Ferguson 275 (72hp) tractor with new engine, new clutch, new tires, 'professionally restored' (according to ad) asking $8500. I would check it out carefully, but that's a tractor that would do everything you need, except cultivating, without running you deep into debt.

12/30/18 6:43 AM

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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.
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

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

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Need a Small Barn for your animals/farm storage?

Barn with first level storage room and second level hay/storage area with overhang. 4 horse/animal bays. Barn is in good condition, with exterior plywood repaired and painted in 2017. Interior in excellent condition. On pilings. We are constructing a new building and no longer need this.


12′ Wide X 28′ Long with additional 10′ wide overhang along the 28′ side. 12′ Wide indoor storage area lower level, full length second story.

Price: $230 demo permit / best offer PLUS your cost to move it in pieces or whole. Must take entire barn! This is a wonderful deal for someone with construction skills.

Text or phone Mary to discuss 707 688-4382

Near Sebastopol, West Sonoma County

Contact Phone: 707-688-4382

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol

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  |  Pacific Star Gardens  |  Woodland, CA commented

How much is this barn?
06/22/18 12:49 PM

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Annual Farmers Guild-Raising: Workshops & Demos for Family Farms, Food Advocates

03/10/18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Davis, CA

On Saturday, March 10, farmers and local food advocates from across California will converge on Davis to share skills, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture and forge a united voice on behalf of family farms.

For its fifth year, the annual Farmers Guild-Raising is heading to UC Davis. Put on by Community Alliance with Family Farmers and The Farmers Guild — and this year in partnership with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and the UCD Student Farm — this event offers workshops and demonstrations exploring subjects ranging from farm-to-school to soil health, food policy to agricultural cooperatives.

The event is open to farmers, students and activists alike.

In addition to educational and networking opportunities, this year’s event also commemorates CAFF’s 40th

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Headline: Farm Items for Sale

We are moving out of the area and are selling farm equipment. Below is an updated list with items for sale. Please contact me for more information.

Contact Phone: 925-819-2363

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Subject: Make sure your farm or ranch is counted! - USDA Ag Census through June...

"NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every 5 years. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. Producers who are new to farming or did not receive a Census of Agriculture in 2012 still have time to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture report form here, or by visiting and clicking ‘Make Sure You Are Counted’ through June. NASS defines a farm as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year (2017)."

Press release:


WASHINGTON – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S.

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In Topics Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Policy, 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, Texas Organics, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild, Nutrient Management Solutions, California Agritourism

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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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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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Headline: Paul’s Produce in Sonoma Seeks Farm Assistant & Field Worker

Opportunity to work at longstanding diverse vegetable farm in Sonoma, be part of an experienced farm team, and learn under a reputable, established farmer. Growing on 10 acres in year-round production, Paul’s Produce has been serving Sonoma Valley and the greater Bay Area for nearly 31 years. We pride ourselves on efficient use of time and energy and employ many labor saving tools and techniques. We are seeking individuals with some farming experience, but will consider anyone with a good work ethic and enthusiasm.

Main Duties:

  • Picking, packing and growing a wide variety of seasonal vegetables
  • Field work (cultivating, planting, working with drip/overhead irrigation)
  • Possible farmers market fill in
  • Possible delivery to local restaurants

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

- 2+ years of experience farming or farm/gardening preferred

- Spanish language proficiency preferred

- Collaborative attitude and ability

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