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Healthy Animals, Healthy People Survey

If you have backyard livestock or poultry or are a small-scale producer of livestock or poultry, this survey is for you. This questionnaire asks about the specific practices and perceptions that you apply to your animals’ health, husbandry, and antimicrobial use. It is being conducted for research and outreach purposes in order to find better ways to serve people and communities with backyard and small-scale livestock or poultry.

Conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension and the School of Veterinary Medicine and funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, this survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. Provided information will be kept strictly confidential. We will not connect your name with your responses.

Originally created as part of the Healthy Animals, Healthy People workshop series in California, the survey is now open to all owners and small-scale producers of livestock and poultry in California regardless of workshop attendance. We would appreciate your time and participation in this survey, accessible here.


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Healthy Animals, Healthy People Backyard Livestock Workshop Series

University of California Cooperative Extension and Vet Med ExtensionSchool of Veterinary Medicine, would like to hold a series of workshops throughout Northern California to provide you with information on animal health and biosecurity, antimicrobial use, and ways to comply with new federal and state regulations on antimicrobial use. We believe these topics could be of great benefit to current and prospective small-scale and backyard livestock/poultry owners like yourself, and we encourage you to attend. 

Sonoma County – September 29, 2018

Sonoma County Farm Bureau

3589 Westwind Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Time: 10am - 3pm

Cost: $10

For more information, visit


Contra Costa/Alameda Counties – October 6, 2018

Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension Office

2380 Bisso Lane, Concord, CA 94520-4829

Time: 9am - 3pm

Cost: $10


Stanislaus County – October 13, 2018

Stanislaus County Harvest Hall

3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358

Time: 9am - 2pm

Cost: $10


Sacramento County - TBA


For more information, please contact:

Jasmin Bardales (jabardales@, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 

Michelle Nozzari, Sonoma & Marin Counties (mnozzari@ucanr .edu), Sr. Agricultural Program Assistant – UC Cooperative Extension 

Rob Bennaton, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties (, County Director and Urban Agriculture Advisor – UC Cooperative Extension 

Theresa Becchetti Modesto & San Joaquin Counties (tabecchetti@ucanr.ed u), Farm Advisor – UC Cooperative Extension 

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