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Farm Talk with Paul Ward. Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture. Mary Maranville, guest.

Welcome to another edition of Farm Talk!  On today’s show, Paul is joined by Mary Maranville, Founder and CEO of SEEAG (Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture).  Mary tell us what SEEAG is all about, the inspiration behind it, and what her “ah-ha!” moment was.

Farming is such an important part of our lives, and yet many kids don’t know much about it, or how it all works.  SEEAG’s mission is to educate students in the greater community about the farm origins of their food, and agriculture’s contribution to our nutritional well-being.

SEEAG has many wonderful programs that promote agriculture awareness, hands-on learning opportunities, career pathways, farm days, and so much more!

Tune in for a wonderfully interesting interview & prepare to be inspired!

About SEEAG:

Since 2008, SEEAG has impacted the lives of over 40,000 students 100% free of charge. I am very proud of what we have accomplished since SEEAG was founded, all in accordance with our mission to educate students about the farm origins of their food from field-to-table while connecting them to the farmland in their own backyards.

We constantly strive to improve our curriculum and programs; to provide cutting-edge, reality-based education and to widen our reach within the community to impact the lives of children, youth and adults in meaningful, long-lasting ways.

In many cases our farm field trips to Petty Ranch provide young children with their first opportunity to pick a piece of fruit with their own hands. You only need to see the smiles on their faces and hear their laughter as they run around the orchard picking lemons, oranges and tangerines to understand the positive impact farm visits and outdoor education have on their lives. Experiential learning not only positively affects their education experience, it creates memories that will last a lifetime.

In an effort to reach and educate more community members about local agriculture, SEEAG founded Ventura County Farm Day in 2013, which has grown into a community-wide annual event for the entire family. In 2018, 20 farms and thousands attendees participated in open house educational farm tours to celebrate the hands and lands that feed us.

About Mary Maranville:

Mary Maranville founded Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) in 2008.

“Even with California’s rich agricultural heritage, children don’t make the connection between the acres of farmland around them to the food on their tables. SEEAG’s education programs help make that connection; providing kids with field trips to local farms brings the message home even further.

My lineage is filled with multi-generational farmers. Being raised on a dairy farm in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York was such a privilege. At the same time I had no idea about the importance of my father’s work, putting food on household tables. When I came to Ventura County 20 years ago and saw the bounty of local agriculture and farms it inspired me. In 2008 I witnessed a local elementary school farm field trip in Santa Paula. Then and there I knew I could make a difference educating school children about the farm origins of their food and agriculture. Now, after providing over 40,000 school children with free field trips to local farms, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think and appreciate my father. He loved growing things and providing food for families.

SEEAG is dedicated to my father and was founded to create agricultural ambassadors with the hope they will help preserve family farms around with world.

I hope you are inspired by SEEAG’s mission. Thank you.”

~Mary Maranville

For more info about SEEAG please go to: https://www.seeag.org/

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward. Quick thinking saves a ranch on a fiery Halloween night!

In today’s show, Paul tells us about the fiery Halloween that was experienced in Ventura County & surrounding areas this year.  The “Easy” fire, the “Getty fire, and the “Maria” fire, all happened on, or near, Halloween.  The Easy fire was in Simi Valley, the Getty fire was near the Getty museum in Los Angeles, and the Maria fire started on a mountaintop between the city of Santa Paula and the township of Somis.

Paul talks specifically about the Maria fire, how it affected an area of Somis where he has a ranch property for sale, and explains the reasons why that ranch is still standing today.

Tune in and learn how a quick-thinking ranch hand and a 15,000 gallon cistern helped keep this ranch, and those surrounding it, from burning down!  A fascinating & incredible story!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward. Let’s talk about VA loans! Karly Rosalez, guest.

Karly Rosalez

Paul has had a lot of questions from listeners & clients about VA loans recently, so he decided to bring in an expert as a guest this week – Karly Rosalez.  Karly is a Mortgage Loan Originator at The Money Store, and is a specialist in VA loans.

Karly explains what a VA loan is, who can use a VA loan, and what the qualifications are to get one.  Karly tells us what the benefits of a VA loan are, what fees someone still incurs when using a VA loan, answers the question “Will my payment be higher with a VA loan?”, and shares all the details that you need to know!

This show is filled with very valuable information for anyone considering purchasing a property with a VA loan.  Tune in and learn more!

Contact Karly Rosalez at: (805) 302-8224 or E-mail: krosalez@themoneystore.com
NMLS #: 396170

Also visit: https://karlyrosalez.themoneystore.com/loan-officer/detail/8038

Contact Paul Ward at (805) 479-5004 or E-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

Farm Talk with Paul Ward – Researching Plotted Easements when Considering a Real Estate Purchase

In this edition of Farm Talk, Paul discusses easements when buying or selling property. Paul explains what an easement is, and what the purpose of it is.

Paul also tells us some important questions to think about regarding easements of a property, such as:

– Who typically would have an easement over a property that you are purchasing?

– How do you find out about easements when buying or selling a property?

– How do you protect yourself when buying property, when it comes to easements?

So, why should you care about easements? Well, one of the many reasons would be because if you plan to build on your property, you won’t be able to build over most easements. Also, if a neighbor has an easement on your property, it may be startling to see someone on your property. You certainly don’t want to have these questions after you close escrow.

As always, Paul explains valuable information for us in a way that is both easy to understand and very informative. Tune in to learn more!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward – Seller Financing Is Doable!

In today’s Farm Talk show, Paul discusses seller financing and tells us why it is doable. People ask Paul all the time about seller financing and more often than not, it’s not considered an option.  Paul shares a great story with us about a current listing he has where farm financing is not an option due to the orchard being reliant to county water, which is very expensive.  If the orchard didn’t exist, it would not be planted today.  For this particular property, the water costs eat into any profits.

Paul explains the challenges for the different loans that are possibilities with this kind of property.  In the case of this property, a nextdoor neighbor has made an offer, but has requested some seller financing for 5 years, which Paul explains could benefit both the seller, and the buyer.

Tune in and learn what situations make seller financing desirable.

This is show is full of great information that is vital to know when purchasing, or selling, a ranch property.  Don’t miss it!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Dr. Bunny

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