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Susan Cousineau  |  Self-employed  |  Camarillo, CA

Subject: Land Available & On-Site Position w/ Housing near Santa Maria, CA

Dear FarmsReach community,

I am sharing an opportunity on behalf of a friend and farm design client who owns a beautiful 1200-acre ranch east of the Twitchell Reservoir near Santa Maria on California's central coast, on Alamo Creek.

The property would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in silvopasture development, possibly a nursery with the right infrastructure; mobile poultry operations, or a well-managed holistic grazing operation. They are seeking someone with holistic management and regenerative agriculture training (or at least in-depth exposure). There can be a modest salary provided in addition to housing and potentially some support for a well-thought-out business plan related to a ranch enterprise.

Please see attached their recent flier, and share to any networks or contacts you feel may be interested. Questions can be directed either to me at susan.cousineau@gmail.com or the landowner, Marcia Burtt at marciaburtt@gmail.com.

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09/18/17
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  |  Tunnel Vision Hoops LLC  |  Shaker Heights, OH commented

please remove me from this email list--Follow us On Instagram: @tunnelvisionhoops2017 / 2018 Tunnel Vision Hoops CatalogC2A0Coming Soon.C2A0Other products and farm supplies available on http://ourC2A0website.Tunnel Vision Hoops LLC3558 Lee Rd.C2A0Shaker Heights, OH 44120(p) 330.283.5717(f) 866.881.9784TUNNEL VISION HOOPS LLC-C2A0CONFIDENTIALC2A0COMMUNICATIONThis email, as well as any files transmitted with it areC2A0confidentialC2A0and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the email to the intended recipient, please be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this email and any file attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify us by telephone... Read More
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Marie Jacques Bonney  |  Buck Mountain Forest Gardens  |  Del Rey Oaks, CA

Subject: Seeking a committed visionary partner and keen investor

Buck Mountain Forest Gardens is a magnificent 20-acre site in the heart of the Carmel Valley, and prime for becoming a living sanctuary and community landmark dedicated to the legacy of regenerative agriculture. We're seeking a committed visionary partner and keen investor to develop an ecological retreat center for family cultural and corporate events, as well as an educational farm center for sustainable land management practices. The ideal partner will have experience in sustainable land stewardship, cultivating cooperative relationships and developing viable templates for progressively growing restorative economies, ecologies, and communities -- willing to invest in real places, people and local micro enterprises.

In Topics Business & Financial Planning, Funding Opportunities, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture

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04/04/17
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Liya Schwartzman  |  California FarmLink  |  Sacramento, CA

Subject: Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession Workshop in Grass Valley on Wednesday, March 15th

The long-term future of local farms and ranches depends on families talking and planning together. Among 742 farmers and ranchers in Nevada County, 35% are age 65 or over, and 5.7% are under 35 years of age, according to the 2012 USDA Ag Census. Many families face questions about how to retire and sustain their farms and ranches.

California FarmLink launched the “Agrarian Elders and the Next Generation Project” to create solutions for farm and ranch families looking for retirement options, and to preserve local farm and ranch businesses.

Together California FarmLink, Nevada County Resource Conservation District (RCD, and the Nevada County Farm Bureau, present the workshop “Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession”.

Agrarian Elders: Planning for Succession

Wednesday, March 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Grass Valley, location announced upon registration

Register at:

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03/02/17
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Liya Schwartzman  |  California FarmLink  |  Sacramento, CA

Subject: Agrarian Elders Farm Succession Needs Assessment

Hello FarmsReachers! California FarmLink is conducting a Needs Assessment aimed at collecting data about farm succession and business transitions for local farmers and ranchers. Would you help us by completing our Needs Assessment and distributing it to farmers you know who are thinking about passing on their farm to the next generation?

In 2014, a group of pioneering organic farmers, coined “Agrarian Elders” by The New York Times, gathered on the California coast to discuss “a national emergency”--the greying American farmer. According to the 2012 USDA Agricultural Census, the number of California farmers over 65 has grown by 20%, while the number of beginning farmers decreased by 23%.

Many seasoned farmers are asking: “Can I retire? Can I pass my knowledge and legacy to the next generation?” At the same time, young farmers are asking, “How can I get

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06/10/16
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Haley Burgardt  |  Alameda County RCD  |  Livermore, CA

Subject: REGISTER NOW! 2-Day Holistic Management Workshop: March 30-31

March 30 & 31

9AM - 3:30 PM (each day)

Classroom (AM): Robert Livermore Community Center,

Cresta Blanca Room, 4444 East Ave., Livermore

Field (PM): TBA

Click here to view the HMI webpage for more information !

Are you a new rancher interested in learning whole ranch planning concepts and principles? Are you looking to improve your ability to work with nature and to increase the productivity of your ranch?

Holistic Management International , the Alameda County Conservation Partnership and UC Cooperative Extension invite you to join us for a Holistic Management Whole Ranch Planning workshop.

This introductory course is geared towards ranchers in the first ten years of production who are looking to learn key whole ranch planning concepts and principles to them manage their ranch for the triple bottom line (social, environmental, and financial

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03/14/16, updated
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Michael Hermon  |  Farm Dog  |  San Jose, CA

Subject: Answer 25 farming questions - and we'll mail you a hat

Dear farmers!

We're a small team on a big mission - to make precision agriculture concepts affordable and accessible to even the smallest of farmers. We need some input to be smarter about what we're building.

Our name is Farm Dog (http://farmdog.ag/) and we'll gladly send a Farm Dog hat to the first 50 people that will answer the 25 questions in this survey form: http://goo.gl/forms/88SywcPrlt

Yours,

Michael Hermon

Co-founder and CTO

Farm Dog

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12/08/15
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Ruthie King  |  Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture  |  Willits, CA

Subject: Grange Farm School offers residential, vocational training in 2016

The Grange Farm School is looking for a special kind of student. You think holistically rather than in parts. You see the importance of asking high quality questions. You are innovative, ambitious, persistent, and collaborative. You want to be part of the new face of agriculture that will transform our world for the better.

Our 14 week residential, Student Program offers you the tools and confidence to manage a successful agricultural enterprise, whether in farming, ranching, or related fields. You will live and work on a beautiful 5,000 acre ranch with diverse vegetables, grains, fruit trees, and livestock. Guest instructors and staff members provide a comprehensive curriculum in business management, industrial arts, animal husbandry, soil and ecology, and crop production, supported by an understanding of the theory and history of our food systems. You will leave with hands-on practical experience, and

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12/05/15
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Rob Elliott  |  NA  |  San Francisco, CA

Subject: Farm Employee Housing How-to Guide

Hello,
My name is Rob Elliott. I've attached a "Farm Employee Housing How-to Guide" to this post. I believe that farmers, farm laborers, investors, and potentially third party developers have a lot to gain from employee housing. The guide is thorough, so I’d encourage you to read the introduction and go from there. Feel free to pass the guide on to anyone else you think would find it useful. While farm employee housing is no longer my main focus, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

All the Best,

Rob Elliott

Farm_Employee_Housing_How-to_Guide_(October_13,_2015)_1444861466.doc

In Topics Facilities, Cooling & Energy Systems, Business & Financial Planning, Funding Opportunities, Immigration & Farmworker Rights, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Anything Goes

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10/14/15

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  |  Paul's Produce  |  Sonoma, CA commented

I wonder the same thing here in Sonoma Co. Septic systems are a big deal. Can you even get a permit for septic for a travel trailer or mini home? Or is it possible to have the same porta-John folks that are coming here already do the pumping and not even have a septic?

10/18/15 8:33 PM

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Ruthie King  |  Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture  |  Willits, CA

Subject: Sept-Nov Practicum Student Program: Grange Farm School, Mendocino, CA

Join us at the Grange Farm School this Fall, in an exciting residential training program designed to equip students with key skills for successful, sustainable, agriculture. Our Practicum Student Program consists of daily field work, bimonthly field trips, and a rigorous curriculum taught during afternoon lessons by staff and guest instructors. Students are able to enroll concurrently in Mendocino College's Community Work Experience Education program and gain credits while studying and working at the Grange Farm School.

This beautiful location in Mendocino County, California is host to numerous exciting projects while in the take off phase of a brand new education program and production farm. Students collaborate with staff to design and build systems for living, growing produce, raising livestock, rehabilitating tools and structures, and so much more.

Check out our website or blog for more information.

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Ruthie King  |  Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture  |  Willits, CA

Subject: Training for the "Whole Farmer"

There are only a few openings left in the 2015 Grange Farm School Practicum Student Program, a 3-month residential program for aspiring farmers.

The next session starts June 1st and will give students the opportunity to guide the farm through its first months of growth, maintain a succession of diversified livestock for meat and eggs, work with urban gardeners in nearby Ukiah, and build the foundations for this community centered non-profit. Field work is complemented by lessons on topics from plant propagation to composting, raising chickens for eggs and meat to marketing and business skills. Field work during the June term will focus on irrigation systems and the timing of planting for fall and winter harvests, as well as rotational livestock operations. During the next session, September 1 through the end of November, students will take part in harvesting, processing and marketing produce, grains, and

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