Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

FREP blog offers recap of 2021 FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference

The 29th Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and Western Plant Health (WPH) Nutrient Management Conference was held in San Luis Obispo, CA, October 27-28, 2021. The conference had more than 100 attendees, including crop consultants, growers, industry representatives, researchers and … Continue reading

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CA Farm to School Network newsletter highlights school events and gardens, CDFA grantee success, USDA tips, funding opportunities and more

Click here to view the California Farm to School Network November newsletter. The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Click on the newsletter subscribe button to also receive these monthly updates that include information about … Continue reading

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CDFA scientists Nakhjavan, Bland, Khosravifard published in academic journal for optimizing analysis of compounds in surface water

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Environmental Safety Laboratory scientists Bahar Nakhjavan, Jason Bland and Maryam Khosravifard had their article, “Optimization of a Multiresidue Analysis of 65 Pesticides in Surface Water Using Solid-Phase Extraction … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting proposals for expansion of California Nutrition Incentive Program for WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market nutrition programs

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) announces it is currently accepting proposals for a 2022 California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) expansion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition programs. … Continue reading

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CDFA welcomes Dr. Geetika Joshi to lead Produce Safety Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) welcomes Geetika Joshi, Ph.D., as the newly appointed environmental program manager to lead the Produce Safety Program (PSP). “We’re excited to welcome Geetika to the team as she … Continue reading

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CDFA Secretary Karen Ross welcomes Nutrient Management Conference attendees

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CDFA awards $4.14 million for research and education to improve nutrient management practices

SACRAMENTO, October 25, 2021 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $4.14 million in grant funding to agricultural organizations and universities. The funding includes $3 million for the University of California, … Continue reading

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CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grantee Highlights

In continued celebration of October as National Farm to School Month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) spotlights several of the 60 farm to school projects that received funding through the CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program in 2021. … Continue reading

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Farm to School Month garden highlight — Luther Burbank High School’s BUG Program moves outdoors

Luther Burbank High School (LBHS) in Sacramento welcomed students back to school this year with an updated outdoor learning space of chairs and desks beside its Burbank Urban Garden (BUG). Home to the LBHS Urban Agriculture Academy, BUG is a … Continue reading

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Farm to School newsletter highlights grant funding, events, best practices, resources and job opportunities

Click here to view the October California Farm to School Network monthly update! Highlights include: CA state budget allocates $60 million for continued Farm to School Incubator Grant funding Farm to School Month activities Farm to School Incubator Grantee highlights … Continue reading

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