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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

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

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

7/12-13: Organic Produce Summit 2017 - Monterey
7/16: Pasture Based Livestock - Watsonville
7/18: Webinar: Organic Seed Production – Diseases and Pests - Online
7/18: Webinar: Assessing Areas of Risk for Current & Potential Organic Operations - Online
7/19: Webinar: Intro to Bee Diversity in the U.S. - Online
7/20: Proper Stockmanship School with TomKat Ranch - Pescadero
7/21: Alhambra Urban Agriculture Workshop: Legal Basics - Alhambra
7/24: Summer 2017 Term for the School of Adaptive Agriculture (1st class in series) - Willits
7/25: Webinar: Native Thistles – Important & Misunderstood Plants for Conservation - Online
7/26: Webinar: Hiring Farm Employees – Process and Recommendations - Online
7/27-30: First 50 Celebration, UCSC Farm & Garden - Santa

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07/12/17, updated
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Paula Balbontin  |  West Valley College  |  Davis, CA

Subject: Farmers in San Benito County, Educators need five minutes of your time.

In San Benito County, we live one step away from Silicon Valley, the world’s hub for technology development, where high-tech workers find new ways to improve our connectivity, boost our economies, and improve our livelihoods.

Being California the state that feeds our nation, the agricultural sector is not left behind, and Silicon Valley’s innovators work hard to equip our agriculture with cutting-edge tools. However, technology by itself is not, and will not be enough to move our California’s agriculture to the next level in terms of productivity and environmental sustainability.

Even though technologies such as drones or automatized harvest machines have proved to increase our agricultural productivity, we know that adopting them is not an easy road. Not only high start-up costs, but also a lack of qualified labor with skills and knowledge on how to use these technologies effectively makes the

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06/21/17

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Rachelle Hedges  |  Alameda County RCD  |  Livermore, CA

Subject: Upcoming Workshop: Getting the Lease - Strategies for developing an effective grazing lease proposal

Join the Alameda County Resource Conservation District and the UC Cooperative Extension for a workshop designed to help farmers and ranchers more effectively compete for grazing leases in the Bay Area. Find out more!

Learn about commonly asked RFP questions and work collaboratively to develop effective, “winning” answers. Attendees will hear from a panel of experienced applicants and proposal reviewers from agencies including East Bay Regional Parks, SF Public Utilities Commission, and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. This workshop will also address pursuing private and non-conventional grazing leases. This workshop is free!

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06/15/17
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Paula Balbontin  |  West Valley College  |  Davis, CA

Subject: Calling Farmers in San Benito County!

The Agriculture, Water, and Environmental Technologies Program (AWET) in collaboration with Farm Bureaus, the Grower-shipper Association, and the San Benito Business Council has developed the Agricultural Workforce Development Survey to best support the San Benito County’s agricultural industry.
We need the participation of owners and managers working in companies engaged in agricultural activities within the San Benito County to answer a twelve-question Survey. Your support is key for California Community Colleges to identify what are the skills and knowledge required in your company in order to develop new curriculum among our Community Colleges. We have developed four new technical programs in water and wastewater treatment with Gavilan College and we want to expand to agriculture.
Please take five minutes to support our work as Community Colleges:
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06/12/17
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

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

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06/07/17
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in June!

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

6/7 - Bay Area Farmer Training Program (1st class) - Oakland
6/7 - The Produce Packaging Seminar - Visalia
6/7 - Webinar: Drought & Rangelands - Online
6/8 - Special Legal Considerations for Managing Farms and Ranchs: Professional Resource/Training Day - Salinas
6/8 - Farmer-to-Farmer Field Trip to Say Hay Farms & Natural Pest Management Workshop - Yolo County
6/10: Pasture to Plate: All About Sausage - Paso Robles
6/12: FARM SCHOOL at the Permaculture Skills Center (1st day of 14-week training) - Sebastopol
6/12: Webinar: Modern Marketing & Merchandising Essentials - Online
6/13: Organic Tree Fruit & Berry Production (1st class in series) - Forestville
6/13: 2017 Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day - Kern County
6/13: Webinar: Improving Soil Health on Urban Farms - Online... Read More

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06/06/17
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events in May!

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

5/5: Land Matching Mixer - Salinas
5/6: California Honey Festival - Woodland
5/8-5/9: Ag Innovation Showcase - Davis
5/9: Webinar: Pest Management from an Ecological Framework - Online
5/9: Webinar: New Animal Welfare Regulations for Organic Livestock Producers - Online
5/9: Waste Management & Grazing Management Plans – CDQAP Workshop (Point Reyes) - Point Reyes
5/10: Symposium on Food Systems & Public Health - Long Beach
5/10: Waste Management & Grazing Management Plans – CDQAP Workshop (Petaluma) - Petaluma
5/10: San Benito Working Landscapes “Sub-Group” Meeting - Hollister
5/11: Livestock Production 101: Managing Your Herd for Profit & Conservation – RSVP by 4/28! - Pleasanton
5/13: Fundamentals of Commercial Seed Production Workshop and Field Day - Chico
5/15: Building Successful

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05/05/17, updated
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Hunter Francis  |  Cal Poly Center for Sustainability  |  San Luis Obispo, CA

Subject: FEED Veteran & Beginner Farmer Training begins June 19

Cal Poly’s Farmer Experiential Education & Development program is an intensive 12-week certificate program designed to immerse students in a hands-on learning experience that will introduce them to the knowledge, skills and tools required to become successful beginning farmers while also providing mentorship throughout the first year of the beginning farmers' career to create a foundation for long-term success. Approved for military veterans to apply GI bill VA benefits. Please sign-up to receive information at: http://www.extended.calpoly.edu/programs/FEED.html

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04/29/17
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up this month!

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

4/6: IPM Workshop: New Worker Protection Standards - Windsor
4/6: Webinar: Taking Stock of Organic Research Investments 2002-2014 - Online
4/6: Watsonville Community Water Dialogue Meeting - Watsonville
4/7-8: Beginning Farmer Academy - Placer County
4/11: Webinar: High Glucosinolate Mustard as Organic Biofumigant in Vegetable Crops - Online
4/12: Carbon Farm Planning Workshop - Davenport
4/12: Waste Management & Grazing Management Plans — Drop-in Session - Petaluma & Point Reyes
4/13: Celebrating the Diversity of California’s Rangelands & Ranching - Browns Valley
4/13: Hands-on CropManage Workshop – RSVP by 4/10 - Salinas
4/13: Growers’ Irrigation Workshop - Penryn
4/15-16: Holistic Seed Saving Workshop - Sebastopol
4/18-20: Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply

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04/06/17
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Hunter Francis  |  Cal Poly Center for Sustainability  |  San Luis Obispo, CA

Subject: Elaine Ingham Healthy Soils Event April 21!

Elaine Ingham soil microbiologist and pioneer of the Soil Foodweb will be leading a full day workshop on Friday, April 21 at the Inn at Morro Bay. Early bird pricing of $65 including lunch runs through March 31. More information and registration at: http://cfs.calpoly.edu/soilfoodweb.html

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03/23/17
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