Inspection Services Blog

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.

Mar
22
Thu
Crop Manage Workshop @ UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also Available in Spanish!

Please RSVP by March 19th

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

Jul
11
Wed
ILRP Stakeholder Meeting @ Merced County Farm Bureau
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

    1. Introductions/Agenda Review
    2. Update Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities
      1. Central Valley Water Board
      2. State Water Board
      3. California Department of Food and Agriculture
      4. Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions
      5. Environmental Justice Groups
    3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)
    4. Lunch Discussion – New On-Farm Drinking Water Supply Well Monitoring Requirements (including discussion of available certified labs)
      1. Open Discussion
      2. Next Meeting/Action Items

*Stakeholder meetings are scheduled quarterly, on second Wednesdays of the month: 10 October 2018 (Modesto), 9 January 2019 (Merced), 10 April 2019 (Modesto), etc.

Oct
10
Wed
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Stakeholder Meeting @ Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

1. Introductions/Agenda Review

2. Updates: Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities

a) Central Valley Water Board

b) State Water Board

c) California Department of Food and Agriculture

d) Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions

e) Environmental Justice Groups

3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)

4. Lunch Discussion – Status Updates on Implementation of New Requirements from the Eastern San Joaquin Petition Order: Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan Template, INMP Summary Report Template, On-Farm Drinking Water Well Notification Template and outreach materials, ILRP General Order updates, etc.

5. Open Discussion

6. Next Meeting/Action Items

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

Mar
21
Thu
Irrigation Efficiency Workshop @ American Legion Hall
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 9:10 – 9:20 Introduction & Irrigation Services Update –Paul Lum, Irrigation Specialist, Solano Ag Water Conservation Committee
  • 9:20 – 9:30 Irrigated Lands Program & SWEEP Grant Update – Kelly Huff
  • 9:30 – 9:50 New Weather Information Website – Paul Lum
  • 9:50 -10:20 Remote Soil Moisture Monitoring Services – Anne Burkholder
  • 10:20 -10:40 NRCS Irrigation Water Management
  • 10:40– 10:55 Break
  • 10:55 -11:15 PG&E Energy Efficiency Programs & Rates for 2019 -Scott Bond & Jaime Collard
  • 11:15-11:45 Efficient Irrigation Scheduling – Paul Lum
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Pump Efficiency Testing Services – Paul Lum
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch served

RSVP: REGISTER ONLINE AT https://www.dixonrcd.org/irrigated-lands

OR contact Martha (707) 678-1655 X103 martha-mckeen@dixonrcd.org

 

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

Jun
17
Mon
Irrigation System Evaluations Course @ Cal Poly and San Joaquin Valley
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

Class Schedule

Online Class

  • Access begins upon registration (login information will be emailed to you).
  • Full course materials require about 10 hours to view.
  • Online exam is optional but required for 10 hours of Continuing Education credit.
  • Material is accessible for two months after on-site class

ISE Class I

  • Takes place at Cal Poly, SLO
  • 8:00 a.m. start time on Day 1 (Monday)
  • Ends 12:00 noon on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Participants will be in SLO on Monday and Tuesday nights

ISE Class II

  • Takes place on-site at field trip locations
  • 1:00 p.m. start time on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Ends 5:00 p.m. on Day 5 (Friday)
  • Participants will be at Harris Ranch on Wednesday and Thursday nights

 

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

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