Session 2 Training the Next Generation of Urban Farmers

APA California Chapter, Inland Empire Section

#9122291

Thursday, March 30, 2017
11 a.m. - noon PDT

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Overview

Learn about the impact of student farm training programs at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. Also learn about the role of food and farm business incubator programs and the latest efforts to establish a regional beginning farmer training program in Southern California. 

Speakers

Mark Van Horn

Mark Van Horn has been Director of the UC Davis Student Farm for 30 years. The 20-acre Student Farm has offered diverse programs which focus on sustainable agriculture principles and practices, emphasize in-field, experience learning, and facilitate student initiative, creativity and empowerment since 1977. Van Horn also teaches courses in ... Read More

Darryl Wong

Darryl currently works for UCSC at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). Before joining CASFS, Darryl co-owned and operated, Freewheelin Farm, a seven acre, organic operation located just north of Santa Cruz. With his partners he grew a variety of cool season vegetables and marketed directly to ... Read More

Cooper Martin

Cooper Martin is the Program Director for the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities. His areas of expertise include climate resilience, community development, transportation, environmental economics, and emergency management policy. He has over ten years of experience in technical assistance, research, and advocacy working at all levels ... Read More

Don Webber

Founder of Harvest 2U

Contact Info

Joyce Jong, JJong@riversideca.gov