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)

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Contact: Lisa Bell, 707-565-2050,

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