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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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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!

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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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Lalitha

If it's not too much trouble

<kenkimes@newnatives.biz>

Thanks Ken

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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: Events coming up in December (and beginning of January)!

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

12/3-6: 99th Annual Meeting for CA Farm Bureau - Orange County
12/4-7: Pasture Poultry Workshop - Davis
12/4-7: Online: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Online Virtual Conference - Online
12/6-10: Earthworks for Farm Resilience with Warren Brush - San Luis Obispo
12/8: 20th Annual UC IPM Seminar for Lake & Mendocino Counties - Hopland
12/9: Webinar: Sustainable Winegrowing and Certification - Online
12/11: Webinar: Organic Value-Added Processing & Certification - Online
12/12: CCOF North Coast Chapter Meeting - Rohnert Park
12/13-15: SoCal Farmers Summit - Encinitas
12/13-14: Organic Grower Summit - Monterey
12/13: Nuts & Bolts of Gray Mold & Fungicide Resistance - Watsonville
12/14: Alternative Weed Management for Vegetable Growers - Bolinas
1/8: Vendor-101 Farmers

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12/04/17
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Maureen Thompson  |  California Farm Academy, Center for Land-Based Learning  |  Winters, CA

Subject: 2018 CA Farm Academy: NOW accepting applications!

Hello from the California Farm Academy!!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Beginning Farmer Training Program & the Apprenticeship Program!

Please join us for our CFA Information Session to meet alumni, program staff, and learn more.

The CA Farm Academy Beginning Farmer Training Program provides aspiring farmers a strong foundation from which to launch their agricultural careers. During the seven-month program, lessons focus on crop production, business planning, & marketing, & culminate in a personal business plan or farm career plan. In addition to

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10/11/17
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: North Bay Fire Relief Benefit & Community Resilience Fund

From CAFF/Farmers Guild: This week we face devastating fires here in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties, fires which have so far taken over a dozen lives, destroyed hundreds of homes, burned farms to the ground and scorched more than 100,000 acres of this place we all love.

This Thursday we are hosting a benefit in Sebastopol, CA as well as joining a coalition of local organizations to establish the North Bay Fire Recovery & Community Resilience Fund, channeling our collective compassion and resources into a single place from which to help families and individuals recover--as well as to support grassroots initiatives that build resilience in the face of future catastrophe.

Whether you can attend Thursday's event or not, please consider joining us to meet this tragedy's survivors with open hearts by donating to this fund and holding space for those in need.

100% of funds raised will be provided to

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10/10/17
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