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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Crop insurance for organic farmers

Because the topic of crop insurance came up recently, we hope you saw in the Events calendar that CCOF and CA FarmLink are co-hosting a webinar next Tuesday 6/19, 12-1:30pm PT called "Accessing Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers."

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"Organic and diversified farms now have a crop insurance option through USDA’s new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program, as well as disaster assistance options through the Farm Service Agency. Join the CCOF Foundation and California FarmLink to find out how WFRP and other risk management programs address the needs of organic and diversified farms.
Crop insurance can serve as a tool to reduce risk and build your business. New crop insurance programs have opened this important risk management tool to organic and diversified farmers. Learn the basics of the Whole Farm Revenue Crop Protection (WFRP) program from Catharine Anderson of the USDA Risk
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06/14/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in June!

Below are events coming up in June! To track the latest as they are added, check out our full Events Calendar.

6/5: Field Day: Bee-keeping & pollination - Woodland
6/5: Webinar: Assessment of Organic Farming on Soil Physical & Chemical Properties - Online

6/6-7: FIRST ANNUAL GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY SUMMIT - Sacramento
6/6: Pest Management and Pesticide Safety Workshop (English & Hmong) - Fresno
6/12: Organic Tree Fruit & Berry Production (1st class in series) - Forestville
6/12: SOIL SOLARIZATION WORKSHOP - Winters
6/13: Webinar: Weed Management-An Ecological Approach - Online
6/13: Farmer-to-Farmer Field Day: Long Meadow Ranch - St Helena
6/18-6/22: Training of Farmer Trainers - Riverside
6/19: Webinar: Accessing Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers - Online
6/21: Summer farm course at Santa Rosa JC (1st Thurs class of 8) - Forestville
6/26: FOOD IT: The Full Stack - San Francisco
6/26: UAV –

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06/01/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in May (and a bit of June)!

Below are the events coming up in May (and a bit of June)! To track the latest as they are added, check out our full Events Calendar.

5/10: Webinar: Irrigation Scheduling Tools for Improved Water Management & Water Use Efficiency - Online
5/11: Marin/Sonoma Agriculture Roundtable - Petaluma
5/12: Intro to Urban Permaculture - Oakland
5/15: Webinar: Irrigation Water Management in High Tunnels - Online
5/16: Webinar: Evaluating the Value of Microbial-based Biostimulants/Biofertilizers on Your Farm - Online
5/17: Webinar: Biosecurity for Pastured and Organic Poultry - Online
5/17: Utilizing Analytics to Monitor the Nutrient Cycle - San Luis Obispo
5/18: Pastured & Free Range Poultry - Santa Rosa
5/18: Workshop: Pastured/Free-Range Poultry Operations - Forestville
5/22: Webinar: Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation - Online
5/23: Webinar: Financial Planning 101 - Online
5/24+: Webinar Series: Adaptive Grazing

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05/10/18
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Katie Brimm  |  Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture  |  Oakland, CA

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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04/17/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up this month!

Below are the events coming up in April (and first week of May)! To track the latest as they are added, check out our full Events Calendar.

4/6-7: Beginning Farming Academy 2018 - Auburn
4/6: Workshop: Legal Basics of Urban Agriculture - West Sacramento
4/7: Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop - Spring Valley
4/7: Farming Collectively Film Screening & Speakers - Santa Cruz
4/10: Webinar: No-tilling Through High Residue Conditions - Online
4/11: San Diego Region – PSA Food Safety Workshop in English - San Diego
4/11: Webinar: Conducting On-Farm Variety Trials to Manage Risk for Organic/Specialty Crop Producers - Online
4/11: Webinar: Compost Use & Safety - Online
4/11: Webinar: Food Safety – Minimizing Exposure - Online
4/12-15: How to produce nutrient dense food - Paicines
4/14: Production Issues for Urban Farms - Sacramento
4/14: Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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04/05/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up this month (and early next)!

Below are the events coming up in March (and first week of April)! To track the latest as they are added, check out our full Events Calendar.

3/6-7: Transplant Production Workshop - San Jose
3/7: Webinar: Seed Saving for Crops that Suit You Best - Online
3/10: Cultivating Organic Asian Medicinal Plants (1st class in series) - Petaluma
3/10: Pasture Lambing School - Auburn
3/10: Annual Farmers Guild-Raising: Workshops & Demos for Family Farms, Food Advocates - Davis
3/13: Webinar: Managing Cover Crops and No-till to Reduce Pest Problems - Online
3/14: FSMA Food Safety Grower Training - Petaluma
3/14: Webinar: Goat Herding Basics - Online
3/15: Healthy Soils on California’s Central Coast Ranches | Cal Poly, SLO - San Luis Obispo
3/16: Workshop: Marketing & Business Management for Urban Farms - Davis
3/16: Healthy Soils on California Central Coast’s Ranches | Chamberlin Ranch - Los Olivos
3/17: Farming 101

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03/06/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up this month!

Below are the events coming up in February (and first week of March)! To track the latest as they are added, check out our full Events Calendar.

2/12: CAFF PSA Grower Training - Woodland
2/13-15: World Ag Expo - Tulare
2/13: 2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting - Salinas
2/13: Webinar: Discovering How Cover Crops Impact Cropland Habitat for Pests: Voles, Slugs, and Other Pests - Online
2/14-17: Organic Seed Growers Conference - Corvallis, OR
2/14: Live Online: Seed Economics Intensive – from Organic Seed Growers Conference - Online
2/14: Webinar: Pastured Pork Production - Online
2/17-18: Farmers Guild-CAFF Entrepreneurial Intensive in SLO - San Luis Obispo
2/17: Intro to Permaculture Design - Santa Cruz
2/19: Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth- Cropping & Management (1st class 2/19; last class 3/1) - Davis
2/20: Webinar: Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density Grazing - Online... Read More

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02/11/18
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Katie Brimm  |  Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture  |  Oakland, CA

Subject: MESA seeks Beginning and Experienced Farmers: Climate Resilience - An Online Course for Farmers

Hi all,

I'm reaching out to share that the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture is now offering an online course called Climate Resilience - A Course for Farmers. We are specifically making this course available to new and experienced farmers in California and Oregon to create a thriving network, share skills, tools and knowledge, and to help you and your farm be more climate resilient.

I invite you to learn more here: https://learn.mesaprogram.org/climate/ or feel free to contact me with any questions or interest katie@mesaprogram.org . Thank you!

Climate_Resilience_Course_Flyer_(1)_1516313122.pdf

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01/18/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events the rest of January (and beginning of February)!

Below are the events coming up in January (and beginning of February)! To track the latest as they are added, check out our full Events Calendar.

1/13: Home Grown Fruit: Basic Winter Fruit Tree Pruning - Watsonville
1/16-17: CA Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit - Stockton
1/17: Webinar: Best Practice Resources for Agricultural Apprenticeships - Online
1/18: Labor & Safety Regulations - Paso Robles
1/18-19: Cal Poly SLO’s 29th Annual Ag Showcase - San Luis Obispo
1/18: Workshop on Expanding Market Channels - Petaluma
1/18: Webinar: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis (1st in series of 6) - Online
1/18: Sheep Management Basics - Auburn
1/19: Webinar: Diversified Cropping Systems as a Pathway to Sustainability in CA - Online
1/20: Preparing Ewes for Lambing - Auburn
1/20: Free Fruit Tree Q&A Session - Santa Cruz
1/22: Webinar: How produce growers need to comply with FSMA - Online
1/24-27:

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01/12/18
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Lalitha Vish  |  Jellicles Farm  |  Sunol , CA

Subject: Agriculture and Robots Roundtable, Fall 2017

Dear Farmers! I am a small acreage urban farmer in the Bay Area, CA. I started in 2012 as a green newbie and have learnt so much along the way. Within the first year, I realised some things: 1. economies of scale dont work for small operations 2. labour will always be an issue 3. technology, unless created WITH farmers will be destructive to soil and bottomline. (example: pesticides, john deere with its dmca issue etc)

So I started working on a robotic autonomous platform that can do *some* tasks but not all. Along the way, I realised that $$$ is a big issue and that the tech sector with brighter minds is working on it. I paused my work for one year and started networking in Silicon Valley. I think its time to introduce farmers to Silicon Valley to start a dialogue.

It will take place in the Bay Area, but if anyone in the Farmsreach community wants to attend but is unable, please comment here or

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08/24/17

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  |  Greensward / New Natives LLC  |  Aptos, CA commented

Lalitha

If it's not too much trouble

<kenkimes@newnatives.biz>

Thanks Ken

12/13/17 12:41 PM

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