With more than 60 participants, on September 30th we hosted conversations with farmers and lenders in our Farm Finance Forum. It’s a unique event that helps farmers explore appropriate financing options, and this year we emphasized borrowing during uncertain times. California FarmLink has organized several
Sarah Silva of Green Star Farm was one of the first participants in the new Business Resilience Intensive.
“Ask for what you want.” – Francine Stuelpnagel
“I believe for the sake of the planet we are going to need hundreds of thousands or millions of farms…” – Erik Hjermstad
“If you have love, if it’s from the heart, then do it.” – Sofia Colin
“Apart from the money and the satisfaction it [farming] gives me, it opens your mind. You’re aware of another person you didn’t know was in you.” – Rigoberto Bucio
“There’s beauty in having the land in a trust, and having the opportunity for individual wealth and equity-building on the land, and having the infrastructure held in common.”
We didn’t go to someone originally and say, ‘We need to spend a quarter million dollars building this farm.’ – Hansel Kern