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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 

Outdoor-Raised Pig Survey

Outdoor-Raised Pig Survey

This survey is appropriate for anyone that raises at least one domestic pig outside* including: pork producers, farmers, ranchers, backyard operations, 4-H members, pet pig owners, heritage pig breeders, pig rescuers, etc.


(*also referred to as pasture-raised pigs, outdoor-raised pigs, i.e. pig(s) spend at least 50% or more of their time outside, not confined inside a barn or building)


This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and you’ll have a chance to win gifts.


Your answers will help UCCE extension develop outreach and educational materials for all producers that raise pigs outdoors.


All information is kept confidential and only reported as a group (i.e. county level statistics), not on an individual level. 

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