Lauren Augusta

How Can Farmers Build Fire Resilience?

MESA announces the launch of newest online course “Farmers Build Fire Resilience” A hybrid online course and network dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers face a future of fire. Drawing on decades of training small-farmers amidst climate change, MESA, in collaboration with CAFF | The Farmer’s Guild, has now opened enrollment for an interactive course to give farmers the technical and theoretical toolkit needed to reduce the human, production, financial and legal risks from wildfires.

Assessing Synergies and Gaps in Beginning Farmer Training

Beginning farmer training programs are on the rise across the country, along with new barriers that face those from socially disenfranchised and vulnerable backgrounds. Now is a critical time to review our organizational approaches and improve collaboration to better address the intersectional challenges, urgencies, and opportunities ahead. This winter, MESA was honored to organize a …

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