Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Upcoming Event: "OUR LAND: A symposium on farmland access in the 21st century"

OUR LAND: A Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century

April 26 - 27, 2014
Berkeley, California

Agrarian Trust, a program of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 SymposiumPlease join us to join the conversation about farmland access and transition.
In the next 20 years, an estimated 400 million acres of farmland will change hands as 70% of current farmland owners retire. Meanwhile, entering farmers struggle to compete with non-farming landowners for access to prime farmland, particularly in peri-urban areas. This dilemma of farmland succession is shared by Greyhairs and Greenhorns alike, who all hope for a more sustainable and resilient farming future.
The 2014 Symposium will examine this imminent inflection point from historical, ecological and political economy perspectives, and address both practical and philosophical approaches to transition. With both national and international speakers joining to reflect on this topic, we expect a full room and a lively convening of stakeholders.
This event is presented in partnership with Chelsea Green Publishing, The David Brower Center, Berkeley Food Institute, California FarmLink and Roots of Change. All lectures will be recorded as podcasts for farmers and others who cannot make it in person. To get the lectures please join our email list. Please read up on the event details and reserve your ticket today at
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3 great upcoming events in April

Be sure to check out these great events 

coming up in April! 

Friday, April 18th, 9am-noon | Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino 

Tuesday, April 22nd, 12pm - 3pm | Morgan Hill Community Center, Morgan Hill
Buy Fresh Buy Local Growers Farm to Market Workshop
  RSVP or for more information, p
lease contact: 
  Rosemary Quinn, Farm to Market Coordinator, 408-337-5644

Tuesday, April 22nd, 5pm - 7pm | Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz
CSA Network: Member retention and acquisition, direct marketing policy, accepting EBT on your farm, and multi-farm collaboration
  Please RSVP to 530-756-8518 X 27
  You can learn more about the CSA network by 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Free Tax Preparation Webinar & Tax Organizer Guide available online!

California FarmLink (CFL)  is pleased to announce the publication of our Tax Preparation Webinar and a Tax Organizer guide on our website. CFL is one of the only organizations in California that provides tax advice specifically for this population at no cost.

Small Farm Business Advisor, Poppy Davis, leads the webinar that is specifically designed to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers. The webinar video, PDF of the presentation slides, and Organizer Tool  are all available to view and download, to help you finalize this year's taxes, or prepare for next year.

Learn More Today!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Farm Business Income Taxes Webinar- This Thursday (April 3rd @ 4pm)

Introduction to Income Taxes Webinar

Thursday, April 3rd @ 4pm PST
Online- FREE!
Register today to attend our interactive webinar on how to prepare and file your farm business taxes using our "Income Tax Organizer" tool. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the webinar, led by agricultural tax specialist, Poppy Davis. To prepare and register:
  1. Prepare: Download our "Income Tax Organizer" tool
  2. Register: Register for our "Introduction to Income Taxes" webinar
**Please note: All registered attendees will be emailed log-in details THE MORNING OF THE WEBINAR. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Central Coast Farmer's Guild Meeting- April 29th @ 6pm

Central Coast NEW!: Tuesday April 29th at 6pm
Live Oak Grange hall: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

We are the newest generation of farmers, ranchers, chefs, artisans and sustainable food system advocates. With a passion for feeding our local communities, we come together to share skills, knowledge and a meal after a long day in the field, pasture and milking barn. Founded by farmers for farmers, our community helps to support every scale of healthy food production by collectively striving toward the economic viability of agriculture as well as the social networks necessary to attract, cultivate and sustain a new generation ready to work the land."


A Farmers Guild is a monthly gathering of farmers, ranchers and agriculture advocates who come together to socialize, share resources, build lasting relationships, and celebrate our local food communities....

To learn more, visit:

Job Opportunity! Vocational Instructor- Farming Techniques

Vocational Instructor-Farming Techniques
LASD Vocational Services
Hourly Range: $28.35 - $43.73/DOQ Hours Worked: 30 hours per week

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Under general supervision, Vocational Instructors instruct and supervise inmates at a County
correctional facility and/or Inmate Job Development Center. Depending on the specific
assignment, duties may include instruction in occupational training, employability and job
development skills, use of computer and office equipment, and/or vocational tools and machines.
Instructor performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in connection with the work, keep
detailed narrative and statistical records of work performed and inmate progress, and perform
other work as required. Instructor is responsible for implementation, instruction and
coordination of the Farming Technique Program for the facility. Instructor reports to the
program Site Administrator.

For more details:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Farm Manager Position- Dig Deep Farms

Dig Deep Farms and Produce in San Leandro, CA is looking for a highly skilled farm manager for their growing operation. Inquire with and visit