CalAg's collaborators, Farmer Veteran Coalition, Center for Land Based Learning, and USDA, made the news helping a female Navy veteran consumer in Elverta, CA, develop an aquaponic farm by providing training and grants. A portion of her land is near a caviar facility, and she harnesses the water for her aquaponic farm, a good use of her natural resources. To read about it click this link: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/15/6479700/navy-veteran-finds-her-calling.html
Staff attended the "Technology & Farmworkers: Mobile Technology for a Mobile Population" training, discussing ways that cell phones and applications are used to deliver better health info to farm workers in California and nationwide. A Public Health Institute study shows that farm workers wish to receive health information and communicate with medical professionals via cell phone. Applications are available for Androids and iPhone's in English and Spanish regarding pesticide and home safety, emergency preparedness, diabetes, asthma, etc.
CalAg conducted four "Get Moving" arthritis exercise classes and one "Health is Wealth" diabetes program in Yolo and Sacramento counties. Staff also attended "Rural Native Women's Wellness Mammogram Day" at Northern Valley Indian Health in Woodland, CA to talk about the "Get Moving" arthritis exercise series that will run from July to August.
Submitted by Martha Stiles