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Livermore, CA 94550-6710
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Ranching 101:

What Resource Professionals Need to Know to Work Effectively with Ranchers


2017 Ranching 101 Workshop Overview:

A unique opportunity to learn about ranching from the perspective of ranchers and grazing tenants.

Ranching 101 - a joint effort from the Alameda County Conservation Partnership and U.C. Cooperative Extension - was a workshop led by experienced ranchers and designed for land managers and natural resource professionals who work with, or want to work with, ranchers and grazing tenants in the Bay Area. 


  • Learned about the calendar of activities for a typical Bay Area ranching operation, and how resource management recommendations and requirements affected these activities.

  • Viewed a working ranching operation and gained insight into the wide breadth of daily tasks undertaken by ranchers and grazing tenants.

  • Brushed up on ranching vocabulary, and learned more about available resources to help you more effectively communicate, understand, and work with ranchers and grazing tenants.



Please note that there are two additional PowerPoint presentations which files are too large to upload to our website. They include Bay Area Livestock Production and Why Graze? If you would like access to either please email:




Paul Banke is a third generation rancher in the Livermore area, with over 40 years of experience ranching and working with local agencies.

Sheila Barry
is the UCCE Natural Resource and Livestock Adviser for the Bay Area.  She works with ranchers and public agencies to promote working lands.

Ned Wood 
has been ranching since 1987, and has spent 20 years as a grazing tenant of the East Bay Regional Park District.


2017 Workshop Details


Robert Livermore Community Center
444 East Ave
Livermore, CA

Time and Date
Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Cost and Enrollment
This workshop is free of charge
Attendees accepted on a first-come basis
Maximum workshop attendance is 35 people


Attendees who would like lunch provided can arrange this for a small fee when registering.


Please contact Rachelle Hedges at the Alameda County Resource Conservation District with questions.  

Phone: 925-452-3872