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Katie Brimm  |  Farmer Campus  |  Sebastopol

Subject: Curious about climate or wildfire Resilience on your farm? Join our online courses!

Curious about building resilience to climate or wildfire on farm? Farmer Campus is thrilled to announce our newest online courses! Both are self-paced, open enrollment and online. Let us know if you have any questions by writing to contact@farmercampus.com. You can enroll using the links below.

Help get the word out! Our best outreach tool is word of mouth - please share widely with other folks you think might benefit from these resources, designed specifically for farmers and ranchers facing climate uncertainty.


Climate Resilience via Agroecology (New!)

Drawing on decades of training farmers amidst climate change, Farmer Campus in collaboration with agroecology experts, brings you a self-paced online course where you will learn from climate resilient agriculture experts, experienced farmers, and Farmer Campus’s network of agroecology educators. By taking this course you will have:

  • Access to

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In Topics Staff, HR & Worker Safety, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, Weather & Climate Change

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02/08/22
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  |  Tractors PK  |  Gaborone commented

Good job Katie!

We export complete farm equipment including tractor implements . Our useful tractor implements can easily be attached with Massey Ferguson tractors to perform many useful operations on small to large agricultural farms. We carry many utility implements like 2,3 and 4 Disc Plough, Disc Harrow, Seed Drill, Farm Trailer, Wheat Thresher, Rice Thresher, front and rear blades, Maize Sheller, Potato Planter, bed shape planter and many more. We can also supply any implement on order. If you need any implements for your farming purpose, you may contact us and we can manufacture and supply them to you.

06/20/22 5:27 AM

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David Plescia  |  New Family Farm  |  Sebastopol, CA

Subject: Tractor models that have worked? The classic One-Tractor dilemma

Howdy Farmers,

I am looking for specific tractor models, old or new (manufacturer, model, and year) that veggie growers have really liked, so that I can search them used on TractorHouse. Our situation is this...

My partner and I are tooling up to break ground on a 6-8 acre, diverse vegetable CSA in Sebastopol. We are researching tractors, and deep into the classic "one tractor conundrum". With the ability to only afford one tractor, we would like to have a versatile one. We'd like it to be able to do primary tillage, as well as has have properly spaced and thin enough tires to get it into our shaped beds to help renovate beds for second-plantings (to undercut, disc, rototill, or spade), to weed the furrows and to possibly flame-weed (if we can find a 60" tractor mounted flame weeder). We will cultivate in-row manually the first years.

Our requirements are: ~50 horsepower, 4WD, 60" center-to-center tread

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In Topics Equipment, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Anything Goes

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, Cooperation Among Farmers, Nevada County Guild

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12/01/16, updated

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  |  Tractors PK  |  Gaborone commented

Great efforts David! Tractors are one of the most revolutionary technology in the modern era. New Holland & Massey Ferguson are well-known brands of agricultural machinery in the world. These tractors are among the most reliable and heavy-duty tractors available in 50hp to 85hp engine capacity with hydrostatic power steering designed to meet the expectations and needs of the farmers.

Tractors PK is one of the leading exporters of Agricultural Tractors and farm implements from Pakistan to Africa. We deal in Massey Ferguson and New Holland tractors including MF-240 (50hp), MF-260 (60hp), MF-360 Turbo (60hp), MF-375 (75hp), MF-385 2WD and 4WD (85hp) at the lowest cost with the highest quality. Our tractor company have a stock of the most widely used agricultural farm implements like disc plough, harrow, Mould board plough, bed shape Planter, Farm Trailer, Trolley, Seed Drill, Boom sprayer, Jib Crane Ridger

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06/13/22 12:27 AM

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Telkes Solar  |  Telkes  |  Leonia

Subject: Leasing land for solar energy projects

Has anybody leased farmland to solar energy developers?

Here is some info on how to determine how valuable your land is.

https://www.telkes.org/make-money-from-pv-land-lease

Reach out to telkes@telkes.org to tell us about your experience combining agriculture with solar energy.

In Topics Growing Structures: Greenhouses, Hoop Houses, etc., Business & Financial Planning, Funding Opportunities, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Weather & Climate Change

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03/01/21
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Aparna Gazula  |  UCCE Santa Clara County  |  San Jose, CA

Subject: Check out Urban Agriculture in the Santa Clara County 2019 Crop Report!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about urban agriculture in Santa Clara County, then check out the newly released 2019 Crop Report! This year’s report not only includes data about crop trends in the county overall, but it highlights several urban agriculture organizations in the area and their journey to provide food access and improve community resilience in the urban communities that need it most. These organizations work tirelessly to not only improve food access within the city, but to also educate, unite, and revitalize their communities. Learn more about their work and impact by reading the 2019 Crop Report here.

In Topics Urban Agriculture

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11/23/20
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Aparna Gazula  |  UCCE Santa Clara County  |  San Jose, CA

Subject: Eat ethnic vegetables? You can help small farmers by filling out a quick survey!

Survey link. Small-scale farms throughout the US grow a diversity of produce, including many culturally important crops. New food safety regulations could impact these farms, especially immigrant and refugee farmers. Produce that is usually eaten raw, like lettuce, has stricter requirements for farmers to follow, while produce that is almost always cooked, like potatoes, could have fewer requirements. The FDA has a list of crops that are almost always cooked before eating, and these crops are exempt from federal food safety regulations. However, this list is mostly mainstream crops and does not include many types of produce consumed by diverse cultural communities in the US. This means that although some culturally important crops are hardly ever eaten raw, they are still subject to regulation because the FDA does not have data from US consumers to show that they are usually cooked.

We are conducting a

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In Topics Food Safety, Policy, Anything Goes

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11/23/20
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Katie Brimm  |  Farmer Campus  |  Sebastopol

Subject: Now Open: Farmers Build Wildfire Resilience - An Online Course for Farmers

Greetings,
We are pleased to announce that the Self-Led version of our Fire Resilience Online Course for Farmers is now open for enrollment! This course was designed for California Farmers, but is open to farmers and ranchers in all states wanting to face a future of fires. See below and website for details, and start building fire resilience on your farm today. This course is free and open to the public. Contact fires@farmercampus.com for more information.
Best,
Katie Brimm
Farmer Campus in partnership with CAFF

Farmers Build Wildfire Resilience:
An Online Course for Farmers

Are you farming in a fire-prone area and overwhelmed by the “new normal” of wildfires? Wondering how to adapt?

This (free) online coursewas made for you.

Drawing on decades of training small-farmers amidst climate change, Farmer Campus in collaboration with the Community Alliance with
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In Topics Business & Financial Planning, Staff, HR & Worker Safety, Insurance, Livestock, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Women in Agriculture, Weather & Climate Change

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10/27/20
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FarmsReach Team  |  FarmsReach  |  Berkeley, CA

Subject: CCOF Update: August 25th

"2020 has been a wild ride. A national pandemic, a looming recession, a racial injustice reckoning, and now unprecedented wildfires sweeping through CCOF’s hometown of Santa Cruz, California and across Northern California.

But, despite it all, CCOF is stronger than ever before. We implemented successful emergency preparedness strategies, including securing our company and member data to ensure as little interruption in services as possible. Additionally, our skilled remote workforce ensures stability when staff and members experience geographic-specific natural disasters.

We are also adept at helping our members through rough times. When disaster strikes, we quickly implement fee waivers and extend deadlines for certified members. Once the immediate dangers have passed, our Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund is available to any organic producer in the nation facing any hardship. Since 2007, we have given

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08/26/20
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Karen Giovannini  |  University of California Cooperative Extension  |  Santa Rosa, CA

Subject: CFAP Program updates - additional commodities + extended deadline

USDA has updated their list of eligible commodities for the #CFAP program! More specialty crops and nursery products are now included. DEADLINE EXTENDED to 9/11.

In Topics Funding Opportunities, Policy, News & Events

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08/12/20, updated
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Ron Weintraub  |  Weintraub Farm  |  Mill Valley

Subject: Your interest or referrals to partner in a new farm

I am purchasing some prime farmland in Ventura County, and I’m looking for a partner with either capital and/or energy to help create a sustainable farm. I was part of the original farm at UC Santa Cruz with Alan Chadwick and John Jeavons 50 years ago, and I’ve also worked on farms in California and Israel. I’m now 67 years old and I think too old to farm myself, but I’d like to be involved. The ideal partner would like to co-invest and run the farm, but I’m also open to finding a partner to ‘simply’ co-design and manage operations which I would fund.
If you are interested, or have any ideas on where to go to find such a partner, please contact me, I would greatly appreciate any time or thoughts you might have.
RJ Weintraub
415-381-1990

In Topics Business & Financial Planning, Anything Goes

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05/26/20
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Katie Brimm  |  Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture  |  Sebastopol, CA

Subject: The Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now

New piece published today! In the time of COVID-19, The Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now: From panic planting to cooperative gardens, farmers focused on equity and food justice know that ‘if you can feed yourself, you can free yourself.’

https://civileats.com/2020/04/02/the-moment-for-food-sovereignty-is-now/

In Topics Seed & Planting, News & Events

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04/02/20
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