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The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.

Our mission is to advance economic viability, social equity and ecological land management among limited-resource and aspiring farmers. We work to create opportunities for family farms while providing education and demonstration on conservation, habitat restoration, marketing and whole farm planning.

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    In this picture, some ALBA farmers and students of the Farmer Education Program that participated in the EcoFarm conference last January. Since the conference started including translation into Spanish, farmers at ALBA have found a great opportunity to be part of this great event.

Congratulations to these future organic farmers!!  

Last October 19th, ALBA celebrated the graduation of 21 students from the Farmer Education Program. Congratulations to these future organic farmers!! 

 

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ALBA created this bilingual Food Safety Compliance Guide to help farmers prepare themselves for a food safety audit. The guide explains step by step all in terms of required written policies, records and where to find technical assistance.
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Family Farm Day

Pictures from our last Family Farm Day celebrated on October 5th. Thanks to all the community who came and support our farmers!!

 

    ALBA in the News: Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms, Agricultural work, which is physically demanding, is also a risky business venture.
Credit Kirk Siegler / NPR

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Juan Murillo   Juan Murillo, first year farmer in ALBA’s Farm Business Incubator Program, being the “teacher” as he participates in ALBA’s Environmental Education Program. In this program 4th and 5th graders visit four stations to learn first hand all the benefits of organic faming. This Spring ALBA hosted 250 students from Alisal Union School District, main beneficiary of the program. Click here to see more pictures of these visits.
  ALBA in the News: Grant helps student farmers tackle nitrogen: Education program manager Nathan Harkleroad and Sofia Colin inspect cilantro growing on ALBA's Old Stage Road farm in Salinas. The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms. /Jay Dunn/The Salinas Californian

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