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Grown in Marin

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Marin Ag Organizations

Local agriculture in Marin receives assistance from numerous local agencies and organizations. Working in partnership, these collaborating organizations bring solutions to the obstacles that Marin's farmers and ranchers encounter. To learn more about each of these partners, please go to:

Partners Update

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MOCA and Marin’s Employee of the Month
Marin Organic Certified Agriculture's (MOCA) Anita Sauber was named the April Marin County Employee of the Month.  As an Agricultural Inspector III for 23 years with the Agriculture/Weights and Measures department, Anita  has done an extraordinary job overseeing the MOCA program and the many services it provides. When MOCA started in 2000, there were no forms, procedures, databases, or new staff. Anita led the way in developing and implementing the program. In just over 11 years, the acreage of certified organic agriculture has increased from under 400 acres to now more than 25,000 acres.  Anita is the first one to acknowledge the great team within Marin’s Agricultural Department and the dedicated farmers and ranchers of Marin for making this possible.  Conversely your team members and the Marin agricultural community thank you Anita for your respectful leadership and tireless commitment.  Well done and well deserved.

AIM Digging its new Digs

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On May 23, the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) held an open house for its new office space.  AIM staff, trustees, and friends gathered to warm up the new place.  There was an organ grinder playing music, bean bag toss (known as "Cornhole") for game players of all ages, and of course great fare from farmer and rancher members. 

The office is located at 400 Smith Ranch Road next to the Marin airport.  It gives Executive Director Brigitte Moran and her entire team more space to organize and run the Farmers Markets and other programs.  To the entire AIM staff, congratulations on enduring the stress of moving and, more importantly, landing at a great space for your operations. 

 

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