Establishing a Small Family Farm
Come to Rancho Monarca in Nipomo and learn how to make your dream of owning a farm a reality. Students will learn how to find and interpret the zoning for a piece of land and how to create a masterplan for the property. Find out how to network with other farmers and how to navigate the local, state, and federal agencies that are here to help you get established. Includes a tour and discussion of the current farm operations on site. Class is outdoors so dress appropriately. This course is a precursor to the new Ranch Education classes at Cuesta. Bring your own lunch, water and coffee provided.
*NEW DATE: 1 Saturday: March 16, 2024:
*NEW TIME: 10:00am-2:00pm
- March 9, 2024, 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Rancho Monarca, Nipomo, CA
MODE OF DELIVERY: In-Person
INSTRUCTOR: Mayra Paniagua, Golden State Farms
QUESTIONS: Contact Shelly Ingram email@example.com or 628-888-4012
|Meet the instructor
Mayra Paniagua, Golden State Farms
As the daughter of migrant farmworkers, and a first generation, Latina college graduate, Mayra’s motivation in establishing a small family farm has been deeply rooted in her family’s strength and resilience. Mayra earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Azusa Pacific University and since then she knew she would start her own business one day. As the founder of Golden State Farms, Mayra is continuing her parents’ legacy of producing fresh, high-quality strawberries and lemons in California’s sunny Central Coast. She is dedicated to amplifying the voices of farmers through her participation in organizations such as the California Strawberry Commission, National Young Farmers Coalition, and the USDA Farm Service Agency County Community. One of Mayra’s core values is centered on community involvement, as she provides consulting services to small businesses because she believes uplifting one another can help transform the world.