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2020 North Bay CAFF Annual Gathering

Sebastopol Grange Hall 6000 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol, CA, United States

Celebrating another year of local food, sustainable agriculture and family farms! ​ An annual tradition, each January we invite our whole community to gather with local farmers and farm advocates from across the North Bay to look back on 2019, from accomplishments to tribulations to those we've lost along the way, all while planting seeds […]

EcoFarm

Asilomar Conference Grounds 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove, CA

Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy food system and world.

On-Farm Fire Resilience: Online Class

A hybrid online course and network dedicated to helping you farm in the face of a future with fire. January 30 – March 26, 2020 Do you want to better prepare your farm and community for fire-related risk, and actively plan for the future collectively?   Drawing on decades of training small-farmers amidst climate change, MESA in collaboration […]

Farmers Market Manager Training

San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

CA SMALL FARM PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT Join the California Alliance of Farmers' Markets at the California Small Farms Conference for a 1/2 day training, specifically by and for Farmers’ Market Managers. The training will focus on the role of market managers, best practices to enhance your market and increase your customer counts, and will provide ample […]

$35

Tour: Small Vineyard Practices for a Hotter, Drier Climate

Tablas Creek Vineyard 9339 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, California

Soil health principles lie at the core of management decisions that emphasize grape quality and long term resilience for small vineyards. These practices that aim to impart beneficial qualities to soil such as water holding capacity, infiltration, microbial activity, fertility and erosion control are becoming increasingly important in the face of the unprecedented challenges associated […]

Los Cinco Principios de la Salud Del Suelo

Windrose Farm 5750 El Pharo Dr., Paso Robles, CA, United States

Los agricultores en todo el mundo operan en una era de clima incierto. Los suelos sanos y vivos pueden soportar mejor la creciente demanda que les estamos imponiendo para cultivar alimentos saludables y mantener el agua y aire limpios bajo estas imposiciones climáticas. Es importante construir y mantener la salud del suelo antes de que […]

$15

Regenerative Farm-to-School Field Day: Farro, Nude Oats, Teff, Oh My!

City Farm San Luis Obispo 1221 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

Join us for a day exploring how regenerative local farming is being grown and featured in San Luis Obispo region schools on this roving, multi-location field day. Explore a unique public private partnership with farmers at SLO City Farm, a Farm to School lunch and Central Kitchen tour at Laguna Middle School, and end the […]

Organic Seed Production

Cuesta College SLO Campus CA-1, Associated Students Auditorium, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Take your seed growing to the next level! This intensive is designed for farmers who want to improve their seed production experience skills. Topics will include an in-depth look at the fundamental techniques of seed production, including: seed crop spacing and timing, fertility and irrigation needs, managing self-pollinating and cross-pollinating crops, organic disease management, and […]

$25

Composting Systems: Field Day

Cuesta College North County Campus 2800 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles, CA, United States

Join us for a hands-on field day exploring composting systems for your farm, hosted at the Cuesta College north campus farm. Chris Thompson, renowned compost expert from Santa Barbara County and Delmar McComb, Blossoms Biodynamic Farm will discuss the intricacies of successful compost management for both small and large scale operations with a special discussion […]

Tour: Weighing Cover Cropping Options in Orchards

San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Cover crops can be an effective way to address a variety of resource concerns that impact both environmental quality and tree health. They are one of the key ways to take advantage of the orchard floor and its potential to capture carbon and nutrients, and reduce their excess loss to air and water. However, the […]

Science & the Transformation of Agriculture

San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Re-imagining Agriculture with Regenerative Principles and Independent, Farmer-driven Research Featuring Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, Blue Dasher Farm & the Ecdysis Foundation In an increasingly complex and inter-related world, systemic challenges, such as climate change, can be daunting. Fortunately, nature–itself a highly complex web of relationships–holds answers. Likewise, farmers, those who actually tend nature, often develop valuable […]

Taste of the Trail

Studios on the Park 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, CA, United States

Join us for a Taste of the Trail, hosted by the SLO Co Farm Trail on Friday February 28th from 5 - 6:30pm at Studio’s on the Park in historic downtown Paso Robles. Gather with Small Farm Conference goers to mix, mingle and share what you've learned while enjoying sips and bites from the SLO […]

Agrarian Lovers Ball

Cuesta College North County Campus 2800 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles, CA, United States

Live Music! Local Food! The annual California Farm Champions Awards Ceremony! Join us for our annual celebration of California Family Farms, featuring an evening of music, dancing, drinks, a farm-fresh feast and our awards ceremony where every year our community recognizes farmers and food system advocates from across California who are contributing to a stronger […]

$50

Farming During COVID: A Webinar Series on Adapting to Crisis

Webinar

Join us for a free webinar series designed to help California family farmers and ranchers adapt, stay informed and keep our local food system going strong. Learn from fellow producers and from experts about the challenges facing our farms as well as strategies to stay in business, keep our crews safe and employed, and to […]

Reko Rings Basics: Online Farm Sales (webinar)

Webinar

Are you a farmer interested in online sales but overwhelmed by the choices and expense of e-commerce? Join a webinar to learn about REKO - a free, simple direct-to-customer sales model managed through a closed Facebook group. You’ll hear from three farmers using this model during COVID-19. Get insights, tips, resources and ask questions for […]

Webinar: GO-Biz CA Small Agricultural Business Drought & Storms/Flood Relief Grant Program

Webinar

The California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program aims to provide relief to small agricultural businesses that experienced a decline in annual gross receipts or gross profits due to drought or flood conditions. CAFF is serving as a contracted Technical Assistance Provider to help interested applicants apply to the program. We will […]

AAFC Watermelon Celebration : Food, Family, Fun on the Farm

AAFC Demonstration Farm 7160 W California Ave, Fresno, CA, United States

This event will offer an opportunity CELEBRATE BLACK FARMERS and African American Farming heritage and culture along with the harvest and bounty that they will be reaping at that time. In addition to celebrating we hope to allow farmers the opportunity to tell their stories and share knowledge and experience with one another and the […]

CAFF x The Inland Empire Fall 2023 Gathering

Ecological Agriculture Training Cultural Center 3954 Old Hammer Rd, Norco, CA, United States

(Espańol abajo) Join CAFF and fellow farmers for food, drinks, and conversation about current resources opportunities and programs supporting urban growers. Come ready to collaborate and be a part of building a stronger network of agriculturalist in the Inland Empire with our host partners Ecological Agriculture Training Center, Growing Roots, Riverside Food Systems Alliance and […]

CAFF x Los Angeles Growers Alliance Fall 2023 Gathering

Avenue 33 Farms 264 E 33rd Ave, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Join us in our next Urban Grower Alliance Gathering as we center this space to bridge the gap between FSA (Farm Service Agency) and LA based urban farmers to establish programs, incentives, and technical support for the greater urban agriculture community. Our program is not exclusive to urban growers although we are intentional about holding […]

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