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Summer 2016

Featured Articles

The Future Farmers of America, Right Here in Marin!
By Jeanette Furlong, Tomales FFA Vice President,
and Paulette Swallow, Sustainable Ag Coordinator

With only 1% of our nation in charge of feeding the rest of us and our average rancher reaching retirement age, it’s reasonable to wonder who will take over the family farm. Luckily, there is an inspiring group of students at Tomales High School...  Read more >>

Painting the Picture of Marin Agriculture
By Lindsey Affonso, UCCE Marin Research Associate
A main focus at UCCE Marin is local, relevant research. One such research project that proved to be particularly impactful was a county-wide survey of producers, conducted in 2002 and its findings...  Read more >>

Food Safety Tips  to Bring Home to Your Farm or Garden
By Julia Van Soelen Kim, North Bay Food Systems Advisor
If you’ve paid attention to the farming world lately, you’ve likely heard of the Food Safety Modernization Act, commonly referred to as “FSMA,” a new federal regulation that came out with its final rule for produce food safety in January 2016...  Read more >>



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