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
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.
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!
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
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.
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
- 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
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!
Lunch Sponsorship – Exclusive
Water Bottle Sponsorship – Exclusive
Contact Courtney Meinhold at 559.278.5855 for information regarding the exclusive sponsorships or if you have any questions!
Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soils—just 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.