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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.

Apr
24
Tue
Nitrogen Application Efficiency Workshop @ Westlands Water District's Five Points Field Office
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda

8:30 8:45 Welcome and Introductions: Charlotte Gallock WWQC Coordinator

8:45 9:45 Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Planning for Cotton Productions Systems: Dan Monk, UCANR Irrigation, Soils, and Cotton Advisor, Fresno County

 

9:45 10:00 Break

10:00 11:00 Orchard Systems Nitrogen Management Planning: Mae Culumber UC ANR, Nut Crops Advisor, Fresno County

 

11:00 12:00 Vegetable Crops Irrigation and Nitrogen Management: Tom Turini UCANR Vegetable Crops Advisor, Fresno County

 

12:00 Sign out / Certificate of Completion

May
17
Thu
Alfalfa and Small Grains Field Day @ UC Davis
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join friends and colleagues at the UC Davis Alfalfa/Small Grains Field Day. No pre-registration is required.

8:30-12:00 Small Grains

12:00-1:00 BBQ Lunch

1:00-4:30 Alfalfa/Forages

See full agenda

Oct
25
Thu
Sustainable Cotton Project 2018 Cotton Farm Tour @ Firebaugh
Oct 25 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for a one-day Cotton Farm Tour through the San Joaquin Valley to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the many sides of cotton production. You’ll meet the farmers, see cotton being harvested and learn about Cleaner Cotton™. You’ll visit a perennial hedgerow, walk through a colored cotton field, tour a cotton gin, join us for lunch and take home samples of cotton fiber. You’ll also learn about our co-hosts, the Better Cotton Initiative, a global sustainability program with a growing number of participating California farms. Throughout the day, leading industry experts and professionals will present an inside perspective about the many facets of cotton cultivation and processing, addressing issues such as water use, cotton farming practices and the current state of the market for Cleaner Cotton™ fiber.

Tickets still available

Feb
22
Fri
Small Farm Conference @ UC Davis Student Farm & Bowley Center
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

Join us this February in Davis, CA, for the 31st annual California Small Farm Conference, where farmers, ranchers, and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network, and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.

February 22 includes pre-conference trainings and field days. Field days are free.

February 23 is the main conference day, held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Agrarian Lovers Ball is 5-10 p.m.

Registration is FULL!

 

Mar
12
Tue
Wheat Field Day
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Wheat Field Day: Colusa County, CA

9:00 Welcome and the Nitrogen Opportunity

9:15 In season N decision making and how to create a N calibration zone in the field

9:30 Demo of soil nitrate quick test

9:45 Real time plant sensing using hand-held tools and drone imagery

10:00 interpreting field measurements and on farm decision making

10:15 grower perspective on N rich strips

10:30 UC Small grain variety testing program tools and updates

10:45 variety trial observation

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

Sep
4
Wed
Soil Health and Cover Cropping Field Meeting @ Staten Island Grain Silos
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda

  • 10:00am Welcome, Introductions, and Project Overview Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE, San Joaquin County
  • 10:20am “Lightning Talks” Brief presentations from organizations working on cover cropping and soil health
    • Cool Season Cover Cropping: Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE
    • Cover Cropping Survey: Ben Weise, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
    • Climate Smart Farming Program: Sara Tiffany, Community Alliance with Family Farmers Cover
    • Cropping Incentive Programs: Sonya Miller, USDA-NRCS San Joaquin County
    • Summer Cover Crop Options: Valerie Bullard and Margaret Smither-Kopperl, USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center
  • 10:45am Caravan to field site
  • 11:00am Warm Season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta – Preliminary Results from Year 1 Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE
  • 11:15am Viewing of plot
  • 11:45am Wrap-up and Evaluations
Nov
15
Fri
Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology -Demonstration and Showcase @ Center for Irrigation Technology
Nov 15 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

The Center for Irrigation Technology will host its annual, Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase on November 15, 2019!  This event brings together the latest in irrigation and water management technologies, highlighted by exhibitor displays in the WET Center as well as a tour of the University Farm Laboratory.  Exhibitors will have the chance to showcase their innovative irrigation products and speak directly to the attendees. Exhibits, presentations, and exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available to interested companies!

Exhibitors $400

Table top display in WET Lab

Promotion of company name
and logo on program documents

Website and social media publicity

Distribution of company literature

Register Here! 

Exclusive Sponsorships:

Lunch Sponsorship – Exclusive

Water Bottle Sponsorship – Exclusive

Bus Sponsorship

Registration Sponsorship

Contact Courtney Meinhold at 559.278.5855 for information regarding the exclusive sponsorships or if you have any questions!

Feb
3
Mon
Preseason Meeting & Field Day on Industrial Hemp @ Yuma, AZ
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the 2020 preseason meeting on Industrial hemp organized by Yuma County Cooperative Extension of University of Arizona.

February 3, 2020

Lunch Provided

Workshop: 9:00 AM to 12 PM

Booth Machinery Inc.

6565 E 30th St, Yuma, AZ 85365

Field Demonstration: 12:30 PM -2 PM

6425 W 8th Street, Yuma AZ (follow signs)

RSVP: https://uofahemp2020.eventbrite.com

Agenda

  • 9:00 AM-9:25: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s research and extension efforts in industrial hemp production in Arizona.
    • Dr. Bindu Poudel, Extension Plant Pathologist, Yuma County Cooperative Extension-University of Arizona
  • 9:25-9:50 AM: Prospective research in industrial hemp and opportunities for Native Nations.
    • Andrea Carter, PhD Candidate, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona
  • 9:50 AM- 10: 15 AM: Pollination and cross pollination in industrial hemp; Friend or foe?
    • Dr. Oli G. Bachie. Agronomy Advisor, Imperial County Director, University of California Cooperative Extension
  • 10:15 AM -10:40 AM: Industrial production of hemp cell cultures as a sustainable alternative to open-field hemp cultivation.
    • Dr. Joel L. Cuello, Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
  • 10:40 AM-11:05 AM: Finding good hemp genetics: the pros and cons of seed, clones, and tissue Culture when it comes to yield and compliance.
    • Dr. Hope Jones, Co-Founder & CEO, Adivina Nurseries LLC
  • 11:05 AM -11:30 AM: Successful hemp propagation: managing a rooted and unrooted cutting and transplant program.
    • Dr. Chris Pagliarulo, Co-Founder & COO, Adivina Nurseries LLC
  • 11: 30 AM-11:55 AM: Hemp Genetics – The benefits of feminized seeds and day neutral plants.
    • George Workman, Director of Product Portfolio, Kayagene

 

Feb
27
Thu
Small Farm Conference @ Cuesta College North County Campus
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day

Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soilsjust a few of the things you’ll find growing on small farms all across California. Join us in February 2020 for the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.

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