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.
MESA was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by Western Extension Risk Management Education (WERME) to leverage its 22 years of facilitating experiential farmer training programs and develop a hybrid online Fire Resilience Course for farmers to better prepare for fire-related risk.
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