Around Marin County
- Honoring Ag Diversification in Marin - don't miss this half-day workshop celebrating the innovative ways Marin farmers and ranchers pave the way for a bright future through agricultural diversification, coming up on Wednesday, October 21 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Dance Palace in Pt. Reyes Station. Help us look forward by first taking a look back, reflecting on lessons learned, celebrating successes, and strategizing innovations for the future. Register online now.
- Are you a prospective poultry producer, broiler producer, or conventional poultry producer? Check out the Pastured Poultry workshop on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Nicasio Druid's Hall. Learn best practices for food safety, public health, and flock health from experts with UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis Department of Animal Science, and UC Cooperative Extension. Register online now.
- The Agricultural Institute of Marin has received additional Market Match incentives and will likely be able to offer Market Match to EBT users throughout the winter season at all 7 of their Bay Area farmers markets, including the two at the Marin Civic Center on Thursdays and Sundays open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The incentive program offers shoppers double value when they use EBT/Food Stamps at AIM’s Farmers Markets.
- Calling all backyard poultry enthusiasts! Please take this short 2-minute survey from UC Cooperative Extension researchers to help them learn more about backyard poultry enthusiasts across the state and bridge the communication gap between poultry experts and backyard poultry enthusiasts.
- The Sonoma County Harvest Fair recognized Dr. Stephanie Larson for her years of leadership, guidance and support in agritourism and training of agropreneurs as this the 2015 Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture. The Harvest Fair and members of the local food and beverage community will celebrate Larson, along with her fellow Harvest Fair award recipients, during a ceremony and dinner that was held on September 27 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
Dr. Whendee Silver, UC Berkeley Professor of Biogeochemistry, has been named UC Berkeley’s first Faculty Climate Action Champion for her leadership and contributions to the Marin Carbon Project.
- This July, the California Agricultural Heritage Club program celebrated California farms and ranches which have been continuously in agriculture in the same family for over 100 years. Congratulations to Conlan Ranches, Farley - Erickson Ranch, Jensen Ranches, Pacheco Ranch, Respini Ranch, and Thornton Ranch for this achievement.
- New studies outlining the cost of production and estimated revenue for orchard and field crops have been released by the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The study for organic strawberries takes into consideration growing conditions on the Central Coast of California for the fresh packaging market, and complying with the National Organic Program.
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