From the Blog

Ranching

Chileno Valley Ranch - MALT

Chileno Valley Ranch: Balancing Family Ag and Environmental Stewardship

April 18, 2022

Through grit and a lot of love, Sally and Mike Gale have stewarded the Chileno Valley Ranch since 1993.

Read More

Want to Improve Your Spring Pastures?

February 18, 2022

Explore a behind-the-scenes look at how ranchers are improving their spring pastures in Marin County.

Read More

CAFF State Conference Features Online Workshops and In-Person Gatherings

January 7, 2022

Land access and land trusts. Ecological and climate-smart farming. Scaling up healthy soils practices. Farming through wildfire season. These topics — of vital importance to Marin County and other farming regions throughout the state — are just a sampling of the 50 workshops and forums on the agenda for the 2022 California Small Farm Conference,…

Read More

Together, We Turned 2021 Into a Successful Year for MALT

December 22, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we’d like to pause and celebrate all that we were able to accomplish together during this tumultuous year. More than ever, we’re laser focused on MALT’s mission, now in its fifth decade: protecting Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use, forever.

Read More

Ranch Manager Spotlight: José (Lolo) Dolores Cortez of Barinaga Ranch

March 17, 2021

Meet José (Lolo) Dolores Cortez, Ranch Manager at MALT-protected Barinaga Ranch. For Lolo, managing the ranch is more than just work; it is what he loves to do and where he loves to be. Read on!

Read More

Ranch Manager Spotlight: Catlyn Gilman of Toluma Farms

March 8, 2021

Meet Catlyn Gilman, Ranch Manager at MALT-protected Toluma Farms. Catlyn’s deep and sustaining passion for agriculture grew from a love for farm animals. Learn more about her journey.

Read More

Introducing the Bay Area Ranchers Co-Op (BAR-C)

February 4, 2021

Marin and Sonoma meat producers take the supply chain into their own hands, creating the Bay Area Ranchers Co-Op (BAR-C).

Read More

Ranch Manager Spotlight: Efrain Muñoz of Stemple Creek Ranch

October 8, 2020

Ranch manager Efrain Munoz’s expertise and perfectionist mindset are vital to the thriving agricultural operation at Stemple Creek Ranch.

Read More

Jim Jensen on the Benefits of Grazing

October 5, 2020

Follow Jim Jensen, MALT stewardship manager, as he digs into the benefits of grazing for reducing fire fuel, increasing soil health and bolstering pasture diversity.

Read More

Marin's Farmers' Market Vendor

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers and Ranchers

June 10, 2020

A brief digest of resources available to Marin’s farmers and ranches working to adapt to COVID-19.

Read More