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Troy Stokes: Cultivating Resilience for a Fishing Business

Troy Stokes: Cultivating Resilience for a Fishing Business

It’s a sunny late afternoon in Moss Landing, a twenty-minute drive from the California FarmLink office, and there’s a stillness around the harbor as the work day winds down. I’m meeting local fisherman Troy Stokes who graciously agreed to extend his day and share his
Cecilia Rojas Gonzalez: Investing in the Farm for Future Prosperity

Cecilia Rojas Gonzalez: Investing in the Farm for Future Prosperity

Despite often having both family and professional experience in farming, beginning farmers can face an uphill battle in establishing their businesses. For Cecilia Rojas Gonzalez the challenges were overcome in part with a loan from California FarmLink as well as our educational programs and those
Investing in conservation at Hummingbird Ridge Farm

Investing in conservation at Hummingbird Ridge Farm

These days, you can’t talk to anyone involved in California agriculture without talking about water. Spoken or unspoken, the reality is that the natural conditions upon which agriculture was established in our state have changed, and they continue to change. Small farm and ranch businesses
El Resilerador: resiliencia empresarial para su familia y futuro

El Resilerador: resiliencia empresarial para su familia y futuro

For the English translation, click here. Rigoberto Bucio, propietario y operador de Bucio Organic Farm en Salinas, ha solicitado el apoyo de California FarmLink durante más de ocho años desde la primera vez que solicitó un préstamo de operación en 2013. A principios de 2021,
The Resilerator: Helping businesses become more resilient.

The Resilerator: Helping businesses become more resilient.

Over the past three years, California FarmLink has been working with farmers, ranchers and now fishers, to address core questions: How can you strengthen your business? What can you do to make your business more resilient? What skills and practices can you improve to enable
Farm Finance Forum: Responsible Borrowing in Uncertain Times

Farm Finance Forum: Responsible Borrowing in Uncertain Times

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

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