Workshop: Financial Recovery 101 for Disasters

No one wants to think that disaster will happen to them, but with increasingly devastating wildfires, floods and other symptoms of climate change, the time to prepare for recovery is now!

This recorded workshop covered:

  1. What are the basics of financial disaster recovery farmers/ranchers?
  2. On a high level, what are the resources available to farmers and ranchers in the event of a disaster?
  3. What types of farmers qualify for each type of resources and what do they need to have in place to access these resources in order to recover as quickly as possible?

p.s. In case you missed it, make sure to check out our previous workshop on Financial Preparedness.


Resources Shared in the Q&A:


We referenced the Cash Flow Template for you to make sure you’re planning to have enough available cash in the event of an emergency. You can download it here, but if you’re wanting to dig deeper into business resilience, please reach out to California Farmlink about their Resilerator Program!

Community Inventory Tool

Knowing how to organize collective resources for disasters is a challenge. After two consecutive years of community disaster response, CAFF developed a simple tool catered towards farming and ranching communities to take stock of the resources that are available amongst members of the community. 

Using google forms, each member of the community takes inventory of what physical resources and skills they have to share. For example, during an evacuation you may need an additional trailer to move your animals or you may need a place to board your animals. This tool will make it easier to see who in your network may be able to provide a proper trailer or boarding, and you may have something you can offer as well. 

To use this tool 

  1. Click here to access the Template

  2. Make a copy of the template (or write to us to receive a copy

  3. Then, circulate your version of the Community Inventory Tool to people in your neighborhood, network or clubs. 

  4. Once filled in, the form can be viewed in a simple spreadsheet that all contributors can access. We chose google docs because of its collaborative feature, allowing people to see the spreadsheet as it grows.