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Regional Water Board Moves Forward with New Ag Order; Public Workshops Announced

The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Coast Water Board) has released a draft Agricultural Order 4.0 to take the place of the existing order, which expires January 31, 2021.

The Central Coast Water Board will hold three virtual workshops on June 2, June 3, and June 4 to explain the new Agricultural Order, review its monitoring and reporting requirements, and provide information about the draft environmental impact report. Links to join each workshop are listed below. 

New Date – Innovative Direct Marketing Webinar for Farmers in Light of COVID-19

We changed the date of our Innovative Direct Marketing Webinar for farmers. The new date for the webinar broadcast is May 26, 2020.

Innovative direct marketing can keep your farm business viable in fast changing times. Join Jamie Collins of Serendipity Farms on for a webinar on tools to increase your farm’s customer base and your revenue. 

Get Social Media Marketing Tips from Hannah Muller of Full Belly Farm

Join the CCOF Foundation and Hannah Muller from Full Belly Farm on May 19 for a webinar that delves into social media marketing for farms selling directly to consumers. 

Use social media platforms to grow your business! This webinar will review key considerations for developing a social media plan, such as how and what to post to target specific audiences, how to create hashtags that help increase your outreach, and how to turn followers into consumers.

Last Chance to Register for an Organic Malt Barley Workshop for Farmers

Don’t miss your chance to join CCOF and OATS at one of our Organic Malt Barley Farmer Meetings and learn about organic production, the transition process, organic barley, and how Anheuser-Busch’s Contract for Change program can work for you. Everyone is welcome, whether you currently grow barley or are just starting to consider adding it to your rotation.

Just Announced: Closing Meeting with Mary Kaems at CCOF Rooting for Organic Advocacy Day

CCOF is excited to announce that Mary Kaems, principal consultant to California Speaker of the Assembly, will join the Rooting for Organic advocacy day on Wednesday, February 19. Kaems, a longtime supporter of organic agriculture and an important voice in the Capitol, will host an end-of-day debrief with attendees to learn about how the meetings throughout the day went, discuss next steps, and close the day in celebration.  

Attend an Organic Malt Barley Workshop for Farmers Hosted by CCOF and OATS in Collaboration with Anheuser-Busch’s Contract for Change Initiative

The organic industry is growing rapidly, and the beer industry is growing with it. In 2019, Anheuser-Busch launched the Contract for Change initiative that supports Idaho barley farmers who try organic production for the first time, providing price support through transition and a reliable market for the crop.

Save the Date for OFRF's 30th Anniversary Benefit Luncheon at Expo West 2020

                                                                 30 years of Seeding Change: 1990-2020

OFRF is turning 30! 

OFRF's annual benefit luncheon helps provide grants that lead to innovation in the organic sector and supports OFRF's programs which foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming throughout the United States. 

Come network, celebrate, and hear from organic industry leaders while enjoying the best meal at Expo West!

EcoFarm Conference Brings Together the Organic Community

From January 22-25, the Ecological Farming Association brought together the organic community for a week of connection, learning, and celebration at the EcoFarm Conference. CCOF members and staff were active participants in the conference both as attendees and as workshop presenters and moderators, event hosts, and keynote speakers. As CCOF staff, we relish the opportunity to connect with our members and partner organizations in-person, and EcoFarm provides the perfect opportunity to do so. 

Farm Tours and Pre-Conference Gatherings