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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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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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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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