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Headline: Spanish Organic Farm Certification Service Specialist position open at CCOF

Hi

We have a cool open position for a solid Spanish speaker working with organic farmers.

full job description here...

https://www.ccof.org/ccof/work-ccof

also attached.

Farm_Certification_Service_Specialist_SPANISH_2017_1515112731.pdf

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01/04/18
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  |  Johnson's Backyard Garden  |  Cedar Creek, TX commented

Please unsubscribe.C2A0 Thank you!
01/05/18 11:13 AM

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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 http://www.agcensus.usda.gov 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:

CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR AMERICA’S FARMERS AND RANCHERS

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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06/07/17

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

Subject: Introducing The Farmland Monitoring Project: a Mapping Tool for Land Access

Hello All,

As part of my research at UC Berkeley, I have been studying land access barriers amongst smallholder growers. This research has led in part to the development of a mapping tool that aggregates land ownership and land quality data with locally grounded contributions from a community of farmers, agricultural professionals, and land owners. The goal of the project is twofold:

First, facilitate land linking among available parcels of land and prospective farmers by bringing together more comprehensive public land-ownership data.

Second, encourage the monitoring of farmland ownership trends in order to raise awareness of the structural issues of land access for agriculture.

I hope to share the Farmland Monitoring Project with the FarmsReach community. The tool is currently is optimized for use in three California agricultural counties (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito).

If you are

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In Topics Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Policy

In General FarmsReach community, California FarmLink, Central Coast Farmers

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08/08/16

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Hey, All I must say this is really a nice thought of growing tea Sinensis. As far as we sow the seeds and let them grow for long, we also need to take care about plants should not get damaged because of the few insects like bugs or rat, citters etc.. Instead facing damages in future we should contact or should read some useful content guided by professional rats, bugs citter exterminator like exterminator Sacramento CA http://californiarodentcontrol.com/ Florida etc..

09/03/16 5:21 AM

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Subject: Harvest Tote Washer

We are looking for a simple but semi automatic harvest tote washer. A year or so ago I came across one or two on the web. But no mas. Thanks Ken

In Topics Washing, Packing & Packaging

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08/12/16

Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health

10/14/16 - 10/16/16 | Paicines, CA

HMI puts on no ordinary conference! Join us for workshops on numerous sustainable topics that matter to you, a field day at an innovative ranch and farm-fresh local foods - making this an event you won't forget. Come learn with a community of inspired and passionate farmers, ranchers, conservationists, authors and natural food/health professionals. Our special keynote speaker, "America's Most Famous Farmer" himself,
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms
, will be sure to inspire us all! Some of the many topics include:

  • Building Community through Farm Clusters and the Apprenticeship Program
  • The Real Truth about Heart Disease
  • Social Change in a Mason Jar: Rebuilding Local Food Systems with a Community Kitchen
  • The Fibershed, Building a Movement
  • Harnessing the Power of Livestock through Holistic Planned Grazing
  • Connecting the Producer and Consumer through
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In General FarmsReach community, Central Coast Farmers, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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06/22/16

Subject: Tomato Blight: Preferred Organic Copper Treatment?

Hi Nice People,

For those of you growing tomatoes, do you have a preferred and OMNI approved copper product to control late blight? I am begining to see the first signs of blight, and want to get on top of it before it spreads too much. At the same time, I would like to select the product that creates the lowest levels of copper build up in the soil. Thank you!

In Topics Pest & Disease Management

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07/24/15

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  |  Birdsong Orchards  |  Watsonville, CA commented

Thank you so much Paul. You are the second person today to recommend Nordox to me.

07/24/15 5:55 PM

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Subject: Have you put in your 10 minutes?

Have you put in your 10 minutes to complete the survey to be shared with over a dozen California agriculture organizations, so we can better serve YOUR needs (and be more effective and impactful)?? So far, Printed Best Practices, Drought Management, and Purchasing Help are in the lead. What’s your take?

This survey campaign will continue until at least half of you complete the quick & easy survey, so please take the 5-10 mins for the benefit of the whole community. AND: win one of two $250 cash prizes!

ORGANIZATIONS: We need your 5-minute survey answers too! Click to mark your spot in the very cool Ecosystem Maps. You could win a cash prize too!

Read more background on this survey project…

In Topics Anything Goes

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, Weather Reporting (CA), SoCal Sustainable Farming

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05/27/15

Subject: T-tape and Bed spacing. What are you running at?

Hi Everyone,

I'm curious what spacing/number of lines you guys are using for your drip irrigated beds? and what size beds you are using?

(I know this is dependant on your tooling and soil type but I'd still like to hear the numbers)

Paul Underhill had a great post on basic irrigation tips and here is a what he had to say about drip spacing.

"5) Run your delivery systems at the right spacing. I have seen lots of people running three lines of drip on a 50 or 60 inch bed. There is no reason to do this, especially if it ends up reducing your operating pressure. Drip is not supposed to wet the entire soil surface, that' s not how it works. The water moves laterally as it infiltrates.

Likewise, sprinklers operated with the correct pressure have specifications for how many square feet they will cover. Check the specs on your system components, don't just eyeball it!"

I haven't figured out what works

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In Topics Water & Irrigation

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01/28/15

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  |  Stone Meal Farm  |  Scotts Valley, CA commented

Thanks for the response. I ended up going with 2 drip lines on my 30'' beds, it seems to be working well so far.

02/02/15 1:14 PM

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Subject: Restoring Health to Agricultural Ecosystems - Early registration deadline next week

Early registration ends on February 3rd for this workshop featuring Dr. Christine Jones on soil health, sequestering carbon through farming practices, improving water holding capacities of soils and increasing the nutrient content of our crops. For details go to: events@paicinesranch.com or call Leti at (831) 628-0288

In Topics News & Events

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01/26/15
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