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Welcome to the 35th annual California Small Farm Conference, a week of learning, inspiration and movement-building. Our hybrid conference features over 50 online workshops, videos, and interactive forums, as well as in-person gatherings around the state. Admission is on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can to help make this event possible and accessible to everyone. All events are virtual except those listed "Gathering" towards the end of the week.
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Tuesday, February 28 • 9:45am - 11:15am
How Can Small Farmers Better Access State Funding?

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This workshop will focus on bringing together small farmers and other ag supporting entities to explore a state funding source, the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program, introducing participants to a variety of funding opportunities, including planning grants, acquisitions and capacity grants. The workshop goals are:

1. (Presentation) Provide basic information and resources on SALC and other California Climate Investment (CCI) funding opportunities; give a few examples on SALC program successes; give space for Fawn Scheer, Helianth Partners, to speak about their new role as a technical assistance provider for the acquisition grants;

2. (Breakout Session) Identify broader barriers and opportunities to increasing agricultural land conservation, with some emphasis on the Northern California, Central Valley, and Southern California regions; allow participants to talk about networking opportunities and connecting needs with grant funding opportunities;

3. (Larger Discussion) Allow participants to continue networking to prepare for any future proposals; and help participants become active with the SALC program by reviewing guidelines, reaching out about their interest, and framing conversations to build land protection and conservation momentum.

We hope to see you there!

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Cristina Murillo Barrick

Academic Coordinator, University of California Ag and Natural Resources
Cristina Murillo-Barrick (she / ella) ¡También hablo español!I am an Academic Coordinator II at the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), where I work across Fresno, Madera, Merced and Tulare Counties. I support the mission of the Sustainable... Read More →
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Dr. Chandra Richards

Academic Coordinator, UCANR
I am an Academic Coordinator II at UC ANR, working across San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. I support the mission of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) and wrote the first SALC Planning Grant for San Diego County, in 2020. I also supported... Read More →

Tuesday February 28, 2023 9:45am - 11:15am PST