By: Regina Pozzi
The Ag Pass workshop is a required training for a farm owner or lead manager to qualify for an Ag Pass that will, under approved conditions, allow them to access their ranch or farm for critical or essential functions (feeding and watering animals; making sure power is on for refrigeration or other needs) in a time of evacuation.
There will be one Ag Pass training in May in Point Reyes Station and one training in July in Tomales. Here are the dates:
May 10, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Point Reyes Station Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, Point Reyes Station, CA. Dinner will be included.
July 2023, date to be determined.
This 4-hour training is required to obtain an Ag Pass from Sonoma County Sheriff or Marin County Agricultural Commissioner.
The training will be led by Ryan Petersen, from Petersen Land Management. Topics discussed include fire line hazards, wildland personal protective equipment, entrapment avoidance, vegetation management, traffic patterns, and other essential fire topics.
The Marin County Ag Pass will start in July 2023. Only farm owners and employees leading a crew or performing emergency agricultural business-related tasks should attend this training.
The Marin Ag Pass has been developed by the Marin Office of Emergency Services, UCCE Marin, the Marin Ag Commissioner’s Office, and a committee of producers from the county.
To register for the Marin Ag Pass Training, please use this link: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=40556