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Liya Schwartzman  |  California FarmLink  |  Sacramento, CA

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
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in September!

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

9/4: Online Listening Session – CDFA SWEEP and Healthy Soils Program - Online
9/6: San Benito Working Landscapes Group Meeting - Hollister
9/10: Managing Lands in a Changing Climate - Davis
9/11: Ground Squirrel and Gopher Management Workshop - San Jose
9/11: Webinar: Oregon Tilth Practices & Policies that Protect Integrity Through the Supply Chain - Online
9/11: Field Day: Farm Stands & Direct Marketing at Table Top Farm - Point Reyes Station
9/11: Minimizing Risk Using Whole-Farm Revenue Protection - San Gregorio
9/12: Webinar: Digital Organic Recordkeeping - Online
9/13: CASFS Apprenticeship Orientation Tour - Santa Cruz
9/14-15: Small Ruminant Grazing School - Auburn
9/16: On-Farm Organic Research Field Day - Gilroy
9/17: Field Day: Lean Farming at Fortunate Farm – RSVP by 9/10 -

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09/04/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in August!

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

8/1: Preparing for Fire: Prescribed Burning on Private Lands - Cloverdale
8/1-3: Soil Health Institute’s 3rd Annual Meeting - New Mexico
8/2: Cover Crops- Tillage and Vineyard Soil Health Tailgate - Lytton Springs
8/6: Sustainable Rangeland & Livestock Management Course (1st class of 2-week onsite course) - Davenport
8/6: Start Farming, Start Ranching at the School of Adaptive Agriculture (1st class in series) - Willits

8/6-8: Holistic Financial Planning Course - Paso Robles
8/7: Webinar: Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems - Online
8/7: Webinar: Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems - Online
8/9: CASFS Apprenticeship Orientation Tour - Santa Cruz
8/14: Webinar: Rethinking the Conventional Nutrient Management Paradigm for Soil Health - Online

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Alejandra Echeverri  |  UBC  |  Aptos

Subject: Answer a 30-minute in-person survey and get $50 by participating in a research project

Dear strawberry growers,

My name is Alejandra Echeverri and I am a researcher from the University of British Columbia, Canada. I am currently in California's central coast doing a research project with strawberry growers in the region. I am mostly interested in understanding growers' perceptions of birds in the strawberry crops. I need to conduct in-person surveys with 50 growers for my research, and at the moment I have talked to 30 growers. I am still missing 20 growers, so if you grow strawberries, please consider helping me.

If you are interested in participating in my research, you can call me at 831-332-9213 or e-mail me at alejandra.echeverri@alumni.ubc.ca, and we can set a time so I can come meet you and we can do the survey. We are giving $50 compensation for your time, and it only takes 30 minutes to answer the survey. I can come find you where you are at any time or date this week. I can

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07/08/18
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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.
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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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04/17/18
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in July (and beginning of August)!

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

7/10: Webinar: Trees for Bees – Pollinator Habitats in Urban Forests - Online
7/11-7/12: Organic Produce Summit - Monterey
7/11: Webinar: Stress Management on the Farm - Online
7/11: AB 589 – Water Diversion Training - Davis
7/12: Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Course - Davis
7/12: CASFS Apprenticeship Orientation Tour - Santa Cruz
7/17: Webinar: Strengthening NOP Enforcement Rule - Online
7/19: Pinnacles Gateway Partners Meeting: Enhancing the Tourist Experience Beyond Pinnacles National Park - Greenfield
7/25: Webinar: Using Instagram to Grow Your Farm Business - Online
7/26: CASFS Apprenticeship Orientation Tour - Santa Cruz
7/31: Basic Soil, Plant, & Water Relationships - San Luis Obispo
8/1-8/3: Soil Health Institute’s 3rd Annual Meeting - New Mexico
8/6: Start

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07/06/18
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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!

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01/18/18
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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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