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Events Calendar

This calendar is composed of outreach events related to agricultural management practices that align with FREP’s mission. To add an outreach event, contact us at frep@cdfa.ca.gov.

Jun
5
Tue
Groundwater Sustainability Plan Preparation Workshop @ Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A roll up your sleeves, partner with others, sweat the details workshop.  We will provide participants a series of applied, table top exercises designed to tackle some of the most compelling technical and policy challenges SGMA throws at us.  The day will start with a set of brief, critically important presentations to frame the subsequent workshop activities.  After a mid-morning break, participants will group together and with guidance from colleagues currently writing GSPs throughout the State, and with input from DWR SGMA technical staff, we will work through a set of exercises designed to mirror technical and planning challenges you will face in your basins.

Apr
4
Thu
Water Measurement and Reporting Course @ Shasta College Farm
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training to receive certification at two locations on April 4.

At the workshop, participants will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranches.
  • Understand which meters are appropriate for different situations.
  • Learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.
  • Develop an understanding of measurement weirs.
  • Learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

See details at https://ucanr.edu/News/?routeName=newsstory&postnum=29571

Water Measurement and Reporting Course @ Yolo County Fairgrounds
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training to receive certification at two locations on April 4.

At the workshop, participants will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranches.
  • Understand which meters are appropriate for different situations.
  • Learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.
  • Develop an understanding of measurement weirs.
  • Learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

See details at https://ucanr.edu/News/?routeName=newsstory&postnum=29571

May
9
Thu
Nitrogen Management Plan Grower Training @ Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions are offering training sessions for growers who want to certify their own Nitrogen Management Plans (NMP) for properties located in High Vulnerability areas. The training sessions are put on by Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) who have completed a curriculum training approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and University of California.

The grower trainings are 4-hour classes and participants will need to pass a test before they can sign off on their own NMP.

May
21
Tue
Nitrogen Management Plan Grower Training @ College Greens Building
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions are offering training sessions for growers who want to certify their own Nitrogen Management Plans (NMP) for properties located in High Vulnerability areas. The training sessions are put on by Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) who have completed a curriculum training approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and University of California.

The grower trainings are 4-hour classes and participants will need to pass a test before they can sign off on their own NMP.

Jun
6
Thu
Crop Estimation Tailgate
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Estimating yield is both important and difficult. Accurate projections of crop size are necessary for both logistical and financial planning. Growers will share their experience and wisdom when it comes to estimating a crop including their methods, tips and techniques. Different methods will  be compared and discussed. We will also dip into the theory behind making estimates.

Confirmed Speakers:

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager, Jackson Family Wines- Los Alamos
Craig Macmillan, Ph.D., Technical Program Manager, Vineyard Team

SIP Certified Standards:

The content of this workshop applies to SIP Certified® Standard 10.1.4

3.0 CCA CEUs applied for

Free for Members/$30 for Non-members

Aug
20
Tue
Nitrogen Managment Self-Certification Workshop @ Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) workshop, to aquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms.  To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please refer to VCAILG’s February 2019 Newsletter. 
**4 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.

Registration Required. Spanish Translation offered for September 12th workshop!

Sep
12
Thu
Nitrogen Managment Self-Certification Workshop @ Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) workshop, to aquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms.  To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please refer to VCAILG’s February 2019 Newsletter. 
**4 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.

Registration Required. Spanish Translation offered for September 12th workshop!

Nov
19
Tue
Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

What is the Alfalfa Symposium?
The Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops.  Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues.  This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment.  The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops.

Organizational Process
The 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by University Cooperative Extension Services of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, in cooperation with grower members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association.  The symposium is currently in its 49th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers.

Who Should Attend?
Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.

Dec
3
Tue
Water and Nitrogen Use Webinar -Vineyard Team @ Online
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you want tips on how to complete Chapter 14 Water and Nitrogen Use for SIP Certified (due December 15, 2019) or if you want to take a deeper look at your resource use, join this webinar.

Calculating the amount of water and Nitrogen applied to a vineyard is important for tracking inputs and improving efficiency. This webinar covers:

  • Soil and water analysis reports interpretation
    How to calculate total water applied from irrigation, frost protection, and rainfall
    How to calculate total nitrogen applied from fertilizer, compost, and water
    Attendees are encouraged to have their water and nitrogen use records on hand.

Confirmed Speaker:

Paul Crout Agronomist with Helena Agri-Enterprises

Free to Attend

Dial-in Number: 415-200-1362
Attendee Pin: 992 9979#

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