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Jeff Mitchell  |  UC Cooperative Extension  |  Parlier, CA

Subject: New video series to spark interest in vegetable production of the future

We are pleased to announce that a new series of 26 instructional videos on vegetable production is being launched through the University of California’s Agricultural and Natural Resources You Tube channel beginning this coming Monday, May 13th. We encourage you to sign up at the You Tube channel to begin receiving weekly reminders of new video “premieres” that will be released every Monday morning at 8 o’clock.

Professors from four California universities, UC Davis, Fresno State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Chico State, at which vegetable production courses are offered, teamed up to prepare and produce the videos. The series covers a full range of related topics and while primarily focusing on California, also includes topics from beyond the State as well.

We encourage your help in getting the word out about this series.
If I can be of further help, please call me at (559) 303-9689.

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05/17/19
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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!

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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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Hunter Francis  |  Cal Poly Center for Sustainability  |  San Luis Obispo, CA

Subject: Organic waste survey for SLO County

Cal Poly SLO student project is seeking participation from San Luis Obispo County growers to assess crop and pre-consumer food waste generated within the county. If you know of growers who might be willing to contribute, please forward the link to them. (If you are a processor or distributor that generates food trimmings, please also fill in applicable info in the same link the best you can.) Respondents replying by August 10 will be entered to receive a delicious meal at Ember Restaurant in Arroyo Grande! Participation is greatly appreciated, please use the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgJAVZHZs_Nd3n0_EV3eSnsM3KLE-lEPZXMuORtnnLAqNrjw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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08/04/17
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Jacob Roberson  |  Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)  |  Fresno, CA

Subject: Food Safety Regional Lead for Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties

Good Morning Ya'll,

My name is Jacob Roberson and I am the Food Safety Regional Lead for Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties for a non-profit organization called Community Alliance with Family Farmers (new to Fresno area). CAFF is well established all over California except for the Central Valley which is where I am based out of (Fresno to be exact). I wanted to use this post as a source to contact farmers who are struggling with food safety and cannot afford to hire an outside consultant to come to their farm, perform assessments, help with documentation, and get their farm ready for a 3rd party audit. I perform the same duties as an outside consultant but my service is no cost to the farmer. CAFF is a non-profit organization looking to better food safety standards and procedures practiced on small farms / farms at a disadvantage (financial hardships, language barriers, new farmers, etc.).

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06/09/17
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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

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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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Levon Minassian  |  Green String  |  Petaluma, CA

Subject: Mulch for Pepper Rows

Hi there,

Does anyone have any spare materials I could use as mulch in the Hollister/Central Coast region? I'm hoping to add some to our rows of chili peppers. Ideally looking for straw mulch but I would consider other kinds as well.

Please email me at levon@firetonguefarm.com if you have any leads!

Cheers,

Levon Minassian

http://www.firetonguefarm.com

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05/28/15
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John Cardoza  |  Sustainable Conservation   |  Modesto, CA

Subject: Farmer & Dairy Producer Interview - Transferring from flood to drip irrigation and new managemen

As the drought becomes more severe in California forage crop growers are looking for ways to improve water use efficiency and adjusting nutrient management practices. One way growers are doing this is transferring to drip irrigation. Farmer and dairy producer John Azevedo talks about what made him switch from a flood irrigation system to a drip irrigation system. He also explains the different management practices that come with the switch.

Video Interview: https://youtu.be/HlERl2G4SlI

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

Subject: Field Study Opportunity at Grange Farm School

Apply now to be one of the first students of an emerging hub for sustainable agricultural education!

The Grange Farm School is dedicated to teaching the next generation of responsible, innovative, and successful farmers. We are strong believers in experiential education, and our Practicum Student Program is built upon that philosophy. A combination of hands-on field work instruction with rigorous academic curriculum provide an environment for students to learn the foundations of integrated crops and livestock operations, business management, industrial arts, sustainable technologies and ecological restoration.

The school is located on the 5,000 acre Ridgewood Ranch in Mendocino County, and students in the first few years have the exciting opportunity to collaborate with staff on infrastructure development of a working farm. Students will be developing 6 acres for cultivation and pasture, working with

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  |  Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture  |  Willits, CA commented

Application deadline has been extended by two weeks- still looking to fill a few more spots with eligible applicants. Forward on to anyone you know who might be interested!

01/02/15 8:55 PM

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Peter Hirst  |  Integrated Land Stewardship  |  Palo Alto, CA

I am looking for a feed mixer, or the like, for blending finished compost with biochar (granulated charcoal). Trailerable, self powered or PTO, will be blending quantities of a yard or so at a time.

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  |  P.J. Dunn Working Redworms  |  Galt, CA commented

I don't know about this, but... I use an 'old school' stall feeder from a dairy to feed my worms with. If you load it (5 yards at a time) in alternating layers you can 'mix' the material as it comes out of the chute. It may work for your application. It is powered by a PTO and I use a 40hp tractor to operate.
12/29/13 9:36 AM

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