Marin farmland trust allots $250K for drought aid

Marin Independent Journal

May 19, 2021

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has allocated $250,000 for a grants program to help Marin County farmers and ranchers adapt to the drought. Thane Kreiner, trust’s new chief executive, said the organization created the initiative — called Drought Resilience and Water Security, or DRAWS — in response to pleas for help from members of the…

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Farmers Face Drought Crisis

Point Reyes Light

April 21, 2021

This month, MALT announced that it will provide $250,000 for longer-term water resiliency projects for coastal Marin farmers and ranchers regardless of whether their properties have land trust conservation easements. Possible projects include redeveloping existing springs that may have gone dormant, building rainwater catchment systems, and purchasing and installing water pipelines and solar pumps to…

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Historic Sale for Black Mountain

Point Reyes Light

April 14, 2021

Mr. Houtzager is not a rancher, so he plans to lean on experts at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, which purchased the property’s development rights in 1993. Mr. Houtzager is a donor to MALT, and he views the land trust as a co-owner. He is bringing in new tenants and expanding the operations of existing…

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MALT Hires New Leader

Point Reyes Light

April 7, 2021

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has selected Thane Kreiner, an entrepreneur and executive from Sebastopol, as its new C.E.O. His hiring marks a new chapter for MALT, as its mission is increasingly focused on sustainability, innovation and stewardship.

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Marin Land Trust Hires Biotech Entrepreneur as CEO

Marin Independent Journal

April 6, 2021

“I’m trained as a scientist so I have a lot of respect and care for evidence and facts,” Kreiner said. “That is something that will guide us going forward as we think about ways that MALT can play a major role in leading regenerative, inclusive agriculture in Marin County.”

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Meet MALT’s New CEO

Marinscope

April 2, 2021

MALT, a pioneering farmland trust, on Tuesday, March 30, introduced Thane Kreiner, PhD, as its new chief executive officer. Kreiner has spent the better part of the past three decades working with organizations with the focus of innovation and entrepreneurship, while remaining committed to social, climate and racial justice.

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How Marin’s Outdoor Markets Are Adapting to the Pandemic

Marin Magazine

February 19, 2021

For other consumers, the Bounty Box is a safe alternative to being present at the market. “It is a lifeline for older adults and high-risk citizens who might not be able to get to the market,” says Naja-Riese. Partnerships with Bank of America, the Oakland A’s and Ruth Stroup Insurance, as well as Marin Agriculture Land Trust and…

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Cowgirl Creamery’s founders announce retirement

Dairy Foods

January 18, 2021

The company became a steward of the land, evident in its organic creameries and work with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and advocates for a vibrant community of dairy farmers, cheese producers and chefs, all of whom comprise “the Northern California milkshed.”

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