North Coast Farmer Workshop Series

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What is the North Coast Farmer Workshop Series?

TheNorth Coast Farmer Workshop Seriesis a combination of free in-person and online workshops taking place in summer/fall 2022, which will feature a variety of speakers, locations, and cover a wide range of agricultural topics. This workshop series is being put on by Conservation Works in partnership with the Community Alliance of Family Farmers (CAFF) with grant funding from the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). These workshops will give beginning, small and underserved producers the opportunity to engage with other farmers, ranchers, and technical assistance providers in a relaxed environment, ask questions regarding workshop topics, and connect with their regional farming network. Please see below for more information on individual workshops.


Resources from Past Workshops:  
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Small Farm Technology

Location: Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College 

Date: August 10, 2022, 10 AM - 3 PM

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Water Smart Farming & Policy

Location: Live Oak Farm

Date: September 1st, 2022, 9 AM - 2 PM

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Ecological Farming Practices

Location: Ridgewood Ranch, School of Adaptive Agriculture

Date: September 19th, 2022, 9 AM - 4 PM

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Business Planning

Lily Schneider, Kitchen Table Advisors

Date: August 24th, 2022, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

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Land Access

Location: SRJC Shone Farm

Date: March 3, 2023, 3 PM - 5 PM

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What is the Cultivating Commerce Program?

Conservation Work’s Cultivating Commerce Program provides support to small, beginning and underserved producers in Northern California through sharing resources and education on topics like ecological farming practices, business planning, grant funding, and more. This is accomplished through FREE educational workshops, online resources, and farmer to farmer training opportunities.

About Conservation Works

Conservation Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that engages in environmental education, conservation, and outreach to help foster sustainable communities in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and Lake Counties.