- Author: Ben Faber
Spanish-language Ag Field Supervisor Courses Available at Ventura College
Applications are now being accepted for Ventura College's Agriculture Supervisor Development Program. The 12-week program consists of Spanish-language Level I and Level II courses designed to help potential front-line supervisors develop the skills to effectively lead, communicate and manage field workers while ensuring regulatory standards are met.
The Level I course is for those new to the program; the Level II course is for those who have completed the first course. The courses are designed for Spanish speakers who are learning English. All lessons will be delivered in Spanish and will include weekly English practice. Students are expected to attend all sessions, as well as the graduation celebration where students will receive a certificate of completion.
Applications to the program are now being accepted for the November 1 – February 12 session. Classes meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (Level I) or 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Level II). Courses will be held at Ventura College, Day Road Center, 71 Day Road, Ventura, CA, 93003/h1>
- Author: Ben Faber
A class for Ventura region farmers and ranchers
offered by UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Ventura County Farm Bureau, the UC Small Farm Program, Oxnard Convention and Visitors Bureau, and other local partners
Are you considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch? Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business?
This class is for you!
Local agritourism operators will share their own experiences and will be part of a supportive network of advisors as class participants plan and start new enterprises.
Participants will learn from experts in business planning, regulatory compliance, risk management, hospitality and cost-effective marketing, including social media.
The hands-on, interactive activities will guide participants as they assess their own farms or ranches for agritourism potential and start their own business, risk management and marketing plans.
Each participant will receive a free copy of the extensive handbook, "Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California", which will be used as a text for the class.
For more on agritourism see:
Registration is open – Sign up today
Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles County farmers and ranchers are welcome to sign up for the 3-session course. Register now at
Dates: Tuesdays, December 3, 2013, January 14, 2014 and February 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each session (lunch provided)
Center for Non-Profit Leadership, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93012
$50 for 3-session course – Space is limited, please register early
Penny Leff, UC Small Farm Program, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-752-7779
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20030.