Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CREATING SECURE LAND TENURE AGREEMENTS: GRAZING LEASES THAT WORK FOR BEGINNING RANCHERS

April 15th
3:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday School Barn at Heritage Park
6600 Donlon Way, Dublin
(Building in center of park, near bathrooms)
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Are you a new rancher looking to lease land in San Francisco's Bay Area or a landowner interested in grazing your property? Are you interested in learning more about what makes a good grazing lease?

California FarmLink, the Alameda County Conservation Partnership and UC Cooperative Extension invite you to join us for a Grazing Lease Clinic and Mixer!

This introductory workshop is geared towards ranchers in the first ten years of production who are looking to better understand components of a good grazing lease, differences between public and private leases and background on how to secure a grazing lease in the Bay Area's highly competitive environment. Specific topics will include the legal and financial risks of poorly developed leases, leasing best practices, alternative lease clauses, and lease development and negotiation. Join us afterwards for refreshments and networking.
   
Speakers and panelist include:
Sheila Barry, UCCE Bay Area Livestock Advisor
Clayton Koopmann, Rancher & Midpeninsula Open Space District
Frederick Smith, California FarmLink
Carissa Koopmann Rivers, Rancher & Audubon California
Additional Speakers TBA

Cost:
Workshop is free - space is limited, so please RSVP.

Click here for the event flyer:
  
RSVP by Friday, April 10th
Pre-registration is requested - please email Susan Ellsworth at susan.ellsworth@acrcd.org or call (925) 371-0154 ex. 103 to reserve your spot. Include your name, ranch or organization, email and phone.