Registration now open!
The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is teaming up with the University of California, Davis to host a biochar field day to highlight current research and showcase resources available to interested stakeholders.
Participants will have a chance to explore the in-field opportunities that biochar has to offer, and hear innovative research on the characteristics and impacts of biochar in agriculture. In the afternoon, a panel discussion and poster session will provide participants with the opportunity to network and ask questions about biochar production, application and products.
Please join us Wednesday, June 6, from 8:00 am-1:30 pm
Event registration is $15 and includes a hay-ride tour of Russell Ranch, in-field presentations, a panel discussion, lunch and a poster session.
*Approved CCA CEUs: 1.5 Nutrient Management, 0.5 Soils and Water Management
For questions please contact Brooke Elliott at (916) 900-5022 or email FREP@cdfa.ca.gov
- 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
- 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Monterey County Ag Commissioner Update -Henry Gonzales, Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
- 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Pest Management in Cannabis Production -Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore
- 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Weed Control Practices in Organic Vegetable Production -Richard Smith, UCCE Monterey County
- 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
- 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
- 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Soil Health in Organic Production -Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
- 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Humics in Organic Production -Peter Aleman, BioGro
- 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 Sulfur Use in Organic Agriculture -Wesley Haun, Tiger-Sul
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel
Save by purchasing your tickets in advance! Prices increase to $50 at the door.
1 hour laws and regs
3 hours other
CCA Approved CEUs:
Nutrient Management: 1.5
Soil & Water Management: 0.5
Integrated Pest Management: 0.5
Crop Management: 1.5
Professional Development: 0.5
Manure Management: 0
Precision Ag: 0
Developing relevant policies, programs, strategies and resources to support sustainable agriculture throughout Southern California is contingent on understanding changing climate and its impact to the unique agricultural environments and industry in the region. This symposium is intended to bring together policy makers, government agencies, researchers, educators, consultants and other public and private agricultural service providers. Discussions will be centered on the San Diego County region; however, information shared may be relevant for neighboring counties. Please complete the registration form below.
What this meeting will cover: The use of sugar beets as a winter forage crop on dairies in the San Joaquin Valley. Sugar beets were planted in late October in 2018 on the Legacy Dairy near Pixley, California. They were harvested in late June and co-ensiled with almond hulls. Root yields approached 60 tons per acre fresh weight. Beets are used commonly as feed in Arizona, where winter production is the most efficient way to produce large amounts of highly digestible, high energy forage with minimal amounts of water. They have similar potential for dairy farmers in the San Joaquin Valley.
What we will talk about: This meeting will present results from the feed beet project at the Legacy Dairy including growing the crop and yields, general sugar beet production guidelines for dairy farms, forage yields and quality, making silage, and how to feed sugar beet forage to high producing dairy cows.
Who should come? Dairymen, dairy nutritionists, and crop advisors working with dairy producers.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
- 1:15 Welcome and Introduction – Nick Clark, UCCE Tulare County
- 1:30 Growing Sugar Beets on Dairy Farms: The Basics – Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist; Plant Sciences – UC Davis
- 2:00 Silage Making and Silage Quality – Peter Robinson (tentative) – Animal Sciences, UC Davis
- 2:30 Results from the Legacy Dairy: Yields, Growing and Harvesting Methods, Making silage – Frank Fernandes, Gene Aksland, Steve Kaffka, Legacy Dairy, Consulting Agronomist, & UC Davis
- 3:00 Experiences with Growing and Feeding Beets in Arizona – Niles Jennet, Consulting Nutritionist, Arizona
- 3:30 Seed Sources and Other Useful Information – Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences – UC Davis
- 3:45 Adjourn
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are proud to present the 5th annual statewide sustainable agriculture conference for Spanish speaking farmers. This conference brings together the Latino farming community, the agriculture industry, advocates for sustainability and agribusinesses for a day of workshops, networking, and learning from fellow farmers.
|7:30 – 8:00am||Registro y Entrega de Información||Registration|
|8:00 – 8:45am||Desayuno y Bienvenida||Continental Breakfast|
|8:45 – 9:30am||Panel de Agricultores||Farmer Panel|
|9:40 – 11:10am||Primera Sesión de Talleres||First workshop session|
|11:10 – 11:30am||Descanso||Break|
|11:30 – 1:00pm||Segunda Sesión de Talleres||Second Workshop Session|
|1:00 – 2:15pm||Almuerzo y Orador Principal||Lunch and Keynote Speaker|
|2:15 – 4:00pm||Fiesta