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Episode 157. Pandemic Adaptation

In this episode, Martin Guerena, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s Western Regional office in Davis, California, speaks with Hope Sippola and Shane Zurilgen of Fiery Ginger Farm in West Sacramento. Among other duties, Martin works with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program.

Their conversation includes a description of the operation, as well as some of the challenges they’ve faced and the opportunities they’ve found due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide ideas to help producers adapt to the changes in their markets.

For more information on this topic, contact Martin Guerena directly via email at marting@ncat.org

Related ATTRA Resources:

ATTRA COVID-19 Resources

Local Food Systems

Marketing and Business

Community Supported Agriculture

Farm to School Sales: Profiles of Ranches Making It Work

CSA Beginner and CSA Veteran

Other Resources

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Oregon State Small Farm Program. Small farms Local Food and COVID19

Cornell Small Farms Program: Building Farm Resilience During COVID19

Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture.

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