Marin County
University of California
Marin County

Vince Trotter

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Sustainable Ag Coordinator & Agricultural Ombudsman
Cooperative Extension Marin County
1682 Novato Boulevard
Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 473-4204
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Biography

I have been farming since 2010, working with operations from the Sierra Foothils to the Central Coast of California and now in Sonoma County.  I have managed the crews on multiple farms, growing for farmers markets, CSAs, restaurants and farmstands.  At my own farm, we grow primarily for the restaurant trade and a little retail, raising a diversity of greens, storage crops and orchard fruit.

As Sustainable Ag Coordinator for Marin County, I help connect producers to resources here and afield to increase the long-term viability of our farm businesses as well as the health of our environment and communities.  In collaboration with the larger UCCE family, I provide workshops and trainings and also conduct outreach to the ag community through newsletters and published materials that highlight new, sustainable approaches to agriculture.

As Agricultural Ombudsman, I facilitate connection between farmers and ranchers and relevant state/county regulatory agencies. I assist with questions related to permitting of new enterprises and modifications to existing agricultural operations and provide general education regarding ag-specific regulations in the county.  I also participate in stakeholder dialogue around new and existing rules.

It is a pleasure to serve the agricultural community in Marin County and work with some of the finest farmers and ranchers in the country.

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