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If you are a reporter working on deadline, or would like to arrange an interview with MALT staff or board members, please contact Marisa Walker, Marketing and Communications Manager, at (415) 663-1158 ext. 311 or mwalker@malt.org.

Local Farmstead Cheese Company Receives Prestigious Aldo Leopold Conservation Award
November 22, 2013
The Robert Giacomini Dairy, home to the Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, was awarded the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award this week.

Agricultural Leaders Join MALT Board of Directors
July 30, 2013
Ralph Grossi, one of the nation’s most prominent advocates of farmland conservation, has been elected to MALT’s Board of Directors. Grossi contributed to the founding of MALT in 1980 and subsequently served as president of the national nonprofit American Farmland Trust for 23 years.  Grossi’s election follows the election of ranchers Bill Barboni II and Sam Dolcini. 

MALT Protects "Next Generation" Tomales Ranch
Thursday, June 20, 2013
MALT announces protection of historic 440-acre ranch near Tomales.  This land is part of the 920-acre Poncia family farm, home to the family's grass-fed beef and lamb business, Stemple Creek Ranch.

MALT Joins Forces to Preserve Historic Barboni Ranch
Friday, February 1, 2013
MALT announces that it helped protect a large Marin County ranch. The agreement between the Barboni family, MALT and a unique coalition of partners was four years in the making. With its completion, 1,200 acres of productive agricultural land and diverse natural resources will be preserved forever.

MALT Announces Selection of New Executive Director
Wednesday, November 2012
Board of Directors votes unanimously to select Jamison Watts as MALT's new executive director. 

MALT and Marin Organic partner to get Bay Area school children onto Marin farms
Friday, July 18, 2012

MALT Saves Critical Farmland for Marin Family’s Organic Dairy
Friday, June 29, 2012

MALT Announces 15th Anniversary Ranches & Rolling Hills Landscape Art Show and Sale
Friday, February 28, 2012

Thornton Ranch Permanently Preserved After Nine-Year Effort
August 15, 2011
Nine-year effort protects sixth-generation Thornton Ranch. Purchase of $2.3 million easement keeps livestock ranch operational and completes 8,000-acre greenbelt of MALT-protected farmland near historic ranching town of Tomales.

Lucasfilm Foundation Grants $2 Million to Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Funds Used to Keep Historic Ranch in Production and Protect Novato Creek Watershed.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust Awarded National Accreditation
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Marin Agricultural Land Trust has been awarded national accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance Committee.

Mazzucchi Ranch in Valley Ford protected by Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Marin Agricultural Land Trust has purchased an agricultural conservation easement on the 215-acre Mazzucchi Ranch in Valley Ford.

Coastal goat dairy protected by Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Monday, April 19, 2010
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) has purchased an agricultural conservation easement on the 160-acre Toluma Farms in Tomales.

Prominent dairy protected by Marin Agricultural Land Trust easement
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Prominently located on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road at its intersection with Novato Boulevard, the property becomes part of a greenbelt of protected historic farmland on the road leading to Petaluma..