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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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Katie Brimm  |  Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture  |  Sebastopol, CA

Subject: How can you build fire resilience on-farm? Online Course - Free for Farmers and Ranchers

Hi Folks,

Overwhelmed thinking about how to face a future of intensifying wildfires? Did October’s fires have you wondering if your farm, ranch and community know how to prepare, adapt or recover?

You’re not alone. With 65 years of combined experience working with farmers, MESA and CAFF/The Farmers Guild have worked hard to bring you an innovative, farmer-centered, holistic online course and network, “Farmers Build Fire Resilience, Feb 13-March 26 2020” to help farmers and ranchers face a future of fires.

By the end of the course, you’ll have built your own Resilience Plan that you can start applying right away. Free to farmers and ranchers in California.

Register Here and See Full Course Details Here

Feel free to reach out with questions to fires@mesaprogram.org. We look forward to learning with you!

Katie Brimm and the Fires Resilience Team

In Topics Livestock, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Weather & Climate Change, News & Events

In General FarmsReach community, North Coast Farmers Guild: Sebastopol, CA Women, Food and Agriculture Network

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11/26/19
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Alda Pires  |   Cooperative Extension UC Davis  |  Davis, CA

Subject: Small-scale/ Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey -UC Cooperative Extension, Davis

Small-scale/ Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey

If you have backyard livestock or poultry or are a small-scale producer of livestock or poultry, this survey is for you. This questionnaire asks about the specific practices and perceptions that you apply to your animals’ health, husbandry, and antimicrobial use. It is being conducted for research and outreach purposes in order to find better ways to serve people and communities with backyard and small-scale livestock or poultry.

Conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension and the School of Veterinary Medicine and funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, this survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. Provided information will be kept strictly confidential. We will not connect your name with your responses.

Originally created as part of the Healthy Animals,Healthy Peopleworkshop series in California, the

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In Topics Livestock, Urban Agriculture

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08/15/19
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Kaley Grimland  |  Sol Seeker Farm  |  Prunedale, CA

Subject: Custom egg carton printing

Can anyone provide vendors to get custom egg cartons printed? I have searched the internet and cant locate what I want. Trying to stay away from cheesy printed boxes where we solely add our farm name. I would love to use a picture of our farm\ hens and incorporate nutritional facts and required regulatory language. These would be cartons for retail. Thanks in advance!

In Topics Marketing & Sales, Livestock

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02/10/19
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Laura Patterson  |  UC Davis  |  Davis, CA

Subject: For anyone in CA that raises at least 1 pig outdoors: fill out a survey & be entered to win a gi

Hello - I am a former small-scale California farmer and currently a PhD candidate in epidemiology at UC Davis. My thesis focuses on small-scale diversified farms, with an emphasis on the interface of feral pigs and outdoor-raised pigs. My advisor is Dr. Alda Pires, who is a University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) specialist of urban agriculture and food safety.

We recently created an online survey to identify outdoor-raised pigs in California as well as areas which are impacted by feral pig intrusions. This survey is appropriate for anyone that raises at least one pig outside including: pork producers, farmers, ranchers, backyard operations, 4-H/FFA members, pet pig owners, heritage pig breeders, pig rescue groups, etc.

Click here to take the survey.

Survey participation will help UCCE develop outreach and educational materials for all operations that raise pigs outdoors and/or

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In Topics Pest & Disease Management, Food Safety, Wildlife Management, Livestock

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09/11/18
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Patrick Laffey  |  Bully Sticks  |  Fair Oaks

Subject: Looking to buy cow pizzle

Hi,

I sell bully sticks online and currently get my supply from China. I live in Sacramento and we have plenty of cows around so I was wondering what slaughterhouses do with the beef pizzle (penis) during processing? I've called around and people seemed to have no idea like nobody currently does this. I'm looking to buy them, dry them in long "sticks" and cut them into 6" long pieces. Does anyone know if pizzle is something that is just discarded during slaughter or is there a way I can buy and/or process it?

I would love to have USA grown dog treats for my dog and my customer's dogs so I appreciate all the help!

Thanks!

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06/25/18
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Laura Patterson  |  UC Davis  |  Davis, CA

Subject: UCD research opportunity for those that raise pigs and/or have feral pigs nearby

Hello-

I am a former small-scale organic farmer and currently a PhD candidate at UC Davis. My thesis focuses on small-scale diversified farms and my advisor is Dr. Alda Pires, who is an UC ANR extension specialist. She works with small-scale farmers and backyard producers in California.

We are currently enrolling participants for a study to learn about foodborne diseases harbored in domestic pigs raised outdoors and feral pig populations within the same county.

Results of the samples from your land will be provided to you for free and you will receive a $20 Visa gift card at the end of the study.

During this study, we will collect pig feces from farms that raise swine outdoors and test the samples for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Hepatitis E virus (HEV). We will also collect feral pig fecal samples from the same county and these will be tested for STEC and HEV too.

Minimal time

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2018_UCD_pig_research_project_FINAL_1525285298.pdf

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05/02/18, updated
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Laura Patterson  |  UC Davis  |  Davis, CA

Subject: April 26 Pastured-pig seminar Santa Rosa, CA

Join us in Santa Rosa, CA for a seminar about pasture-raised pigs and feral pigs.

April 26, Thursday 6pm.

UCCE Sonoma county @UCCESonoma

RSVP here: http://ucanr.edu/pastureraisedpigs

Flyer_2018_Pig_Seminar_UCCE_Sonoma_County_UCCE_1521510937.pdf

In Topics Wildlife Management, Livestock

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03/19/18
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Laura Patterson  |  UC Davis  |  Davis, CA

Subject: UC Davis research opportunity for those that raise pigs and/or have feral pigs nearby

We are currently enrolling participants for a study to learn about foodborne diseases harbored in domestic pigs raised outdoors and nearby feral pig populations in California.

I am a former small-scale farmer who has worked at various farms in Capay Valley and also rented land to grow flowers and vegetables with my husband. I am currently a PhD candidate at UC Davis and my dissertation focuses on small-scale diversified farms because of my background as an organic farmer. My advisor is Dr. Alda Pires, who is an UC ANR extension specialist and she works with small-scale farmers and backyard producers in California.

During this study (conducted from March through June, 2018), we will collect domestic pig feces from farms that raise swine outdoors and test the samples for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Hepatitis E virus (HEV). We will also collect feral pig fecal samples from the same

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2018_UCD_pig_research_project_FINAL_1520538721.pdf

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03/08/18
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Meriwether Hardie  |  Bio-Logical   |  BOULDER, CO

Subject: Looking for organic manure in the Santa Cruz Area

Looking for advice - Hello! I am looking for a grass fed dairy operation in the Santa Cruz California to buy manure from to make compost for an organic farm operation. Only interested in chemical/hormone free operations. Does anyone have advice on operations that maybe interested to sell their green? Thank you!

In Topics Soil Fertility Management, Waste Management, Seed & Planting, Livestock, Anything Goes

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  |  Bio-Logical   |  BOULDER, CO commented

Thanks Collette! I will e-mail you now. I would also love to hear from any others, as we are looking for multiple sources and also aged manure and bedding (from chemical free/hormone free operations).

10/10/17 9:54 AM, updated

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