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February 2013


The California Small Farms Conference is next month and CalAg staff assists through scholarships, committee work, and conducting workshops. The event is March 10-12 in Fresno, CA.

Staff has built collaborations with various rural organizations, including resource/family and senior centers. CalAg conducted an English "Taking the Reins" arthritis workshop at the Yolo County-based center where 30 attendees learned about managing the disease. CalAg has now been invited to conduct its 10-week bilingual arthritis exercise workshops at this center through February and March. In addition, CalAg staff conducted a Spanish Taking the Reins arthritis training for the promotores de salud for Latinos associated with the Rural Children's Alliance near Sacramento. Staff also attended the Migrant Education Conference in Walnut Creek, a rural area in the delta region. They presented the Spanish "Tomando las Riendas" managing arthritis workshop for 44 farm families at the "Juntos Podemos Crecer" conference.

Submitted by Martha Stiles