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Navigating Regulations with Your Agricultural Ombudsman

Agricultural Ombudsmen help farmers understand and navigate the increasingly complicated web of local, state and federal rules that apply to production agriculture. The ombudsmen operate in four California counties today, but what about the other 54 counties? Maybe it’s time they got an ombudsman or ombudswoman of their own? We’ll explore the role of the Agricultural Ombudsman, including examples of the ways they have helped producers, and explain the process by which each of the existing ombudsman positions were created and funded. Then we’ll dig into the different pathways you might explore to get one for your county.

Track and Session Info

Track: 
Soil, Production, Crops, Regulations
Session: 
F | 3:30 pm

Date and Location

Day: 
Friday
Presenter(s): 

Doniga Markegard

Title: 
Doniga Markegard
Presenter Affiliation: 
Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Bio: 
Author of Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild and regenerative rancher Doniga brings a perspective rooted in nature.Along with her husband and four children, Doniga owns and operates Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC raising grass-fed beef, lamb, pastured pork, chicken and dairy supplying the Bay Area with local, nutrient dense foods. The family ranch leases coastal ranches throughout the Bay Area spanning over 10,000 acres. She is dedicated to finding ways to regenerate lands and community through ranching practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat.

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