Workshops, Survey & Happy LOCAL Thanksgiving
UCCE Sonoma County
Save the Dates
Nov 14
Expanding Opportunities for Small-Scale Farms in the Specialty Food Market - Webinar
Nov 16
IPM Seminar - Hopland REC
Nov 22
Happy Thanksgiving! 
Nov 27
Master Gardener Workshops

Plus Partner Events - see below
Livestock & Poultry Producers Impacted by Fires: Survey
We need your assistance to better understand the economic impact of fire events in livestock production in California.  Our team of faculty and researchers would like to model the economic impact of fire in livestock production in California.  

We hope to be able to demonstrate to livestock producers the threat and severity of economic loss that fire poses to their operation. Additionally, we hope to identify potential actions that ranchers can take to reduce or mitigate their losses due to wildfires. 

We are interested in conducting a risk assessment to gather information about the properties in California, that have experienced wildfires within the last 10 years. This survey will provide critical information that can be incorporated into guidelines aimed toward proving the foundations for future fire economic assessments and management decisions.

Your participation is essential to helping us in this risk assessment. The survey will take about 15-30 minutes of your time, depending on the number of your properties that have been affected by wildfire.
Expanding Opportunities for Small-Scale Farms in the Specialty Food Market  UC ANR + partners
Wednesday, Nov 14, Noon, Webinar, FREE!

A webinar focused on information for farms interested in participating in the specialty food market as ingredient suppliers or manufacturers.
Presented by Ag in Uncertain Times. 

IPM Seminar UCCE Mendocino County

Friday, November 16,  8:00am 
Hopland Research and Extension Center, Shippey Facility 
4070 University Road, Hopland CA

Fee $45 online, $55 at the door.

Register online. Online registration will close on Nov 13th.

There will be breakfast snacks and coffee. Lunch will be catered by Beth Keiffer starting at 12 noon.

CE Credits:
1 HR of Laws and 6.5 Hrs of other.

If you have questions please call the UCCE at 707-463-4495.

This event is sponsored by the Lake County Winegrape Commission and UCCE Mendocino County.
Happy LOCAL Thanksgiving
In the interest of a very tasty Thanksgiving feast, we challenge you to use local produce, meats and value add products as much as possible.

For the turkey, you have a variety of options available from free range heritage breeds to conventionally raised. You can pick up your fresh local vegetables and fruits and crunchy breads at farmers markets and local markets or visit the farms and don't forget to pick up some tasty cheeses and butter along the way. Purchase some extra squash for table decorations. How about some fresh squeezed local juices, too. And don't forget the wine! 

If you are fortunate enough to live in or have the opportunity to visit and shop in  Sonoma County, visit the Farm Trails site to  Find Our Farms & Produce by Criteria and  California Cheese Trail. Both include maps and Farm Trails site lets you search by a variety of criterion including product type, region, method and more.

It is entirely possible to create a traditional, or un-traditional, Thanksgiving dinner using all local products (well, except the cranberries).  Fresher products, reduced carbon footprint and supporting our agricultural heritage are just a few of the benefits of locally sourcing your meals. Your taste buds will thank you.  

Happy Thanksgiving from UCCE Sonoma County!
Giving Tuesday follows Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Join us on Tuesday, November 27 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

Your gifts allow UCCE Sonoma County to connect the people of California with the resources of their University. 

Opportunity to 
DOUBLE your donation
, mark you calendar to make a donation early on 11/27 to this link and designate UCCE Sonoma County in the comments under Additional Information.  Thank you 
Events & Workshops by our Partners:
Holidays Along the Farm Trails by Sonoma County Farm Trails

'Tis the season to celebrate with our community.  Join Sonoma County farmers and producers as they open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm.  

Shop their unique farmstands for your holiday meals, cut your own Christmas tree, make a gift at DIY workshops, greet farm animals, and so much more.

Wednesday Nov 14 - January 1

Visitors must register for free to receive the list of participating destinations and offerings in our interactive online map.
Growing year-round, Season extension & CSA  Farmers Guild/CAFF

Farmer to Farmer Series

Do you want to extend the season of your farm? Do you have markets or a CSA requesting bigger and more diverse bounties during those off months? 
Wednesday Nov 14 | 3pm - 6pm
Laguna Farm
64 Cooper Road | Sebastopol
Organic & Dry Farming Wine Grapes  by Farmers Guild/CAFF

Join us for the next farmer-to-farmer field day at Frog's Leap Winery where we'll explore the techniques behind organic and dry farming grapes. 

This event is FREE and open to all farmers, farmworkers, interns and students of Ag. RSVP encouraged. Farm tour and conversation will conclude with a casual networking potluck happy hour.

Wednesday Nov 28 | 3pm - 6pm
Frog's Leap 
8815 Conn Creek Road |  Rutherford