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
27
Thu
Citrus Growers Education Seminar Series @ 25th -Palm Desert, 26th -Santa Paula, 27th Exeter
Jun 27 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 25
UC Riverside – Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, California 92211
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Wednesday, June 26
Santa Paula Community Center 530 W. Main Street Santa Paula, California 93060
7:30 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
8:30 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Thursday, June 27
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Avenue Exeter, California 93221
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

RSVP and Agenda: http://www.citrusresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/CRB-GSS-Flyer-8×14-2019.pdf

Jul
2
Tue
Organic Fertilizer Seminar @ Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save by purchasing your tickets in advance! Prices increase to $50 at the door.

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Ventura County Ag Commissioner Update
    • Ed Williams, Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner
  • 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Cannabis Fertility Programs for Organic and Conventional Production
    • Thomas Quick, Growmore
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Biological and Nutrient Efficiencies
    • Peter Aleman, BioGro
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Understanding Organic Fertilizers
    • Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Best Management of Plant Diseases in Organic Production
    • Dr. Annemiek Schilder, Ventura County UCCE
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Foliar Application Methods
    • Andrew Pederson, Brandt
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Irrigation and Nutrient Management
    • Andre Biscaro, Ventura County UCCE
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel
Jul
9
Tue
Water Forum- Madera County FB @ Madera VFW Hall
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

For more information and to RSVP contact MCFB at 559.674.8871 or office@maderafb.com

Topics will include: waters of the US versus waters of the sate, CV Salts, Water quality, SGMA, and metering technology

Jul
30
Tue
Organic Fertilizer Seminar @ CPDES Hall
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Agenda Coming Soon! Check https://www.organicfertilizerassociation.org/seminars for more information and other dates/locations

Jul
31
Wed
Post-Harvest Irrigation Management @ Jul 31 (Modesto) Aug 1 (Fresno) Aug 2 (Bakersfield)
Jul 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Before the rush of harvest begins, we invite you to join us for lunch as we look ahead and discuss post-harvest best practices.

Agronomist Ben Smith will review tools and techniques for this often undervalued time of year. Join us and find out how to set-up your operation for the best 2020 season possible. Our ninety-minute format also allows plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

Reserve your spot Now https://hortau.com/lunchandlearn/ 

Aug
1
Thu
Post-Harvest Irrigation Management @ Jul 31 (Modesto) Aug 1 (Fresno) Aug 2 (Bakersfield)
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Before the rush of harvest begins, we invite you to join us for lunch as we look ahead and discuss post-harvest best practices.

Agronomist Ben Smith will review tools and techniques for this often undervalued time of year. Join us and find out how to set-up your operation for the best 2020 season possible. Our ninety-minute format also allows plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

Reserve your spot Now https://hortau.com/lunchandlearn/ 

Aug
2
Fri
Post-Harvest Irrigation Management @ Jul 31 (Modesto) Aug 1 (Fresno) Aug 2 (Bakersfield)
Aug 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Before the rush of harvest begins, we invite you to join us for lunch as we look ahead and discuss post-harvest best practices.

Agronomist Ben Smith will review tools and techniques for this often undervalued time of year. Join us and find out how to set-up your operation for the best 2020 season possible. Our ninety-minute format also allows plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

Reserve your spot Now https://hortau.com/lunchandlearn/ 

Aug
14
Wed
Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting for Berry and Vegetable Crops @ Courtyard by Marriott
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

3 hours of VCAILG educational hours applied

Language: Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available

AGENDA

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-9:00 Full season nitrogen management of vegetables. Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:00-9:20 Assessment of the accuracy and precision of soil chemical analysis performed by eight commercial laboratories. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
9:20-9:50 Mitigating pesticides and sediments in tail water using polyacrylamide (PAM): a new approach. Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:50-10:00 Conditional Waiver requirements and VCAILG program updates. Jodi Switzer, Water Program Director, Farm Bureau of Ventura County

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-10:30 Resources for soil health and efficient irrigation. Alli Rowe, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
10:30-11:00 Agricultural water issues update. John Krist, CEO, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
11:00-11:30 Assessing the impact of nitrogen fertilizer amounts and sources on strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf life. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
11:30-12:00 Nitrogen management in organic strawberries and vegetables. Organic Production Specialist, UC Santa Cruz-Cooperative Extension
12:00-12:05 Closing remarks and adjourn – lunch provided by sponsors

Sep
10
Tue
Considerations for Post Harvest Plant Health & Nutrition Inputs @ Sept 10- Spike & Rail in Selma, Sept 17- Hyatt Place in Delano
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us Tuesday, September 10 (Spike & Rail Restaurant in Selma) or Tuesday, September 17 (Hyatt Place in Delano) as we review the nutritional needs of your trees and vines post harvest.  Each session will offer 1.5 CEU hours and 1 CE hour (L, laws and regulations).

– Presenters –

Julie Sannar
Owner/General Manager, Soil Basics
Introduction

Jim White
PCA, CCA Soil Basics Agronomist
“Considerations for Post Harvest Plant Health and Nutrition Inputs”

for Selma location:
John Susoeff
Fresno County Dept of Agriculture
“Top 10 Pesticide Use Violations of 2018”

Beth Boss
Fresno County Dept of Agriculture
“Drift Prevention”

for Delano location:
Monica Weinberg
Kern County Dept of Agriculture
“BeeWhere”

11 am until 1 pm, lunch will be served.

This is a free event, but RSVP is required below to attend.  Please indicate Selma or Delano location.

Sep
17
Tue
Considerations for Post Harvest Plant Health & Nutrition Inputs @ Sept 10- Spike & Rail in Selma, Sept 17- Hyatt Place in Delano
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us Tuesday, September 10 (Spike & Rail Restaurant in Selma) or Tuesday, September 17 (Hyatt Place in Delano) as we review the nutritional needs of your trees and vines post harvest.  Each session will offer 1.5 CEU hours and 1 CE hour (L, laws and regulations).

– Presenters –

Julie Sannar
Owner/General Manager, Soil Basics
Introduction

Jim White
PCA, CCA Soil Basics Agronomist
“Considerations for Post Harvest Plant Health and Nutrition Inputs”

for Selma location:
John Susoeff
Fresno County Dept of Agriculture
“Top 10 Pesticide Use Violations of 2018”

Beth Boss
Fresno County Dept of Agriculture
“Drift Prevention”

for Delano location:
Monica Weinberg
Kern County Dept of Agriculture
“BeeWhere”

11 am until 1 pm, lunch will be served.

This is a free event, but RSVP is required below to attend.  Please indicate Selma or Delano location.