Free Beginning Farmer Workshop in California

Beginning Farmer Workshop from the University of California Cooperative Extension: For Farmers, Ranchers, Aspiring Farmers & Students Focus of this FREE workshop: ·        Internship, Apprenticeship, and Mentorship opportunities ·        A skilled workforce for farmers and ranchers ·        Sonoma County’s new “Beginning Farmers” program When: Thursday, June 23, from 3-5 pm, 2011 Where: University of California Cooperative Extension 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA

Presentations and discussion about increasing the opportunities for people interested in growing local food, with: ·        Marisa Alcorta, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) ·        Stephanie Larson, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) ·        Molly Bloom, California FarmLink ·        Deborah Walton, Canvas Ranch ·        Leah Atwood, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) ·        Linda Peterson, Community Alliance with Family Farmers consultant (CAFF) ·        Donna Chen, California Dept of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) ·        Glen Forman, California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) Register at Contact: Lisa Bell, 707-565-2050,

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