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 email@example.com.
No registration required! Free Event.
10:00 – Margaret Smither–Kopperl, PMC Manager – Welcome
10:05 – Scott Park – A Producers Experience with Warm Season Cover Crops
10:25 – Valerie Bullard, PMC Agronomist – Warm Season Cover Crops
10:50 – Gill Costa, Sentek Technologies – Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Water Monitoring
11:10 – Michelle Leinefelder–Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UC Extension – Cover crops, Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Study
11:30 – Z. Kabir, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist – Timing of Warm Season Cover Crops
11:45 – Wendy Rash, District Conservationist – NRCS Programs and Cover Crops
11:55 – Margaret Smither–Kopperl – Conclusions and Questions
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Update on Laws and Regulations
Marianna Santos Gentert, Tulare County Department of Agriculture
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Organic Fertility and Pest Management in Cannabis Production
Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break and Exhibitor Booth Demonstration
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Seaweed Extract (Ascophyllum nodosum) and Enhanced Abiotic Stress Tolerance, a review of Ocean Organics Research
Greg Cosman, Ocean Organics
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Humics 101
Peter Aleman, BioGro
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Soil Health in Organic Production
Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM How can Azomite help with Plant Stress and Build Soil Biome
Dr. Rajnish Khannon, Azomite Soil Products
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Foliar Application Methods
Andrew Pedersen, Brandt
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel
DPR: 1.0 CEU laws and 1.5 CEU other
CCA: Nutrient Management : 1.5
Soil & Water Management : 1.5
Integrated Pest Management : 1
Crop Management : 1
Professional Development : 0.5
Sustainability : 0.5
Join Jim Durst (Durst Organic Farms) and Eric Brennan (USDA) for an afternoon of conversation on the ins and outs of successful on-farm production and management of cover crops. The learning lab will be discussion based and potluck style and will be facilitated by Margaret Lloyd (UCCE Small Farms Advisor). We will explore a range of topics, including: the benefits of cover cropping, how to implement them into your specific farming operation, and the economics of implementing. Please bring a dish to share or simply join us for discussion.
The 46th annual Almond Conference: There is an action-packed schedule, including top-notch speakers and symposiums, educational and entertaining meals, dedicated trade show time, along with a few other highlights.
Online registration has closed. Register onsite beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, December 4th on the 3rd Floor (East Lobby) of the Sacramento Convention Center.
Registration for The Almond Conference is complimentary and open to all almond industry professionals. Please check with on-site registration staff for meal availability.
FREP will have an information table by the posters in the Exhibition Hall.
Education sessions include “Scaling Up Healthy Soil Practices”, “Managing Organic Production and Plant Health” and others. For more details on the agenda and registration please visit: https://www.organicgrowersummit.com/
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
- 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
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
Agenda Coming Soon! Check https://www.organicfertilizerassociation.org/seminars for more information and other dates/locations
Monday, November 4, 2019 11-2 pm, lunch included
Norton Hall | 70 Cottonwood Street | Woodland, CA 95695 3 hours of CURES credits requested
No charge but RSVP required by October 31st Rsvp Here
Organic nitrogen management is particularly challenging because nitrogen from organic sources, such as compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, crop residue and soil amendments, must first be converted by microbes to become plant-available forms. Matching plant-available nitrogen to crop demand is necessary in order to provide sufficient nitrogen for optimal yields while reducing the risk of environmental pollution. Furthermore, nitrogen reporting requirements require information in plant-available nitrogen as opposed to total nitrogen applied. As a group, we will complete a comprehensive nitrogen budget, through which you will be given guidelines and calculations for estimating plant-available N. This will be directly translatable for use with your own compost, soil report results, amendments, etc. The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity to work on your personal nitrogen budget and receive feedback from Margaret and Patricia. Participants are encouraged to bring information from their farm in order to use this information.