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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.

Nov
27
Tue
2018 Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Hotel
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

Organized by the California Alfalfa Workgroup and California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium

Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA)

Nov. 27 – Full Day: Nutrient Management Workshop (Alfalfa/Corn/Grasses)
Nov 28-29 1.5 Day California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium (Economics, Irrigation, Pest Management)
Exhibits and Sponsorships Welcome

For conference registration, agenda and additional info visit http://calhay.org/symposium/

Feb
4
Mon
California Irrigation Institute Conference @ Hilton Sacramento
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

The California Irrigation Institute hosts an annual conference on California water issues, water use efficiency, water quality, and surface and groundwater management. The conference features leading water industry experts, government agency heads, water district managers, innovative farmers, and vendors with leading water saving products. The sessions aim to discuss research results and practical field experience.

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

Jun
12
Wed
Russell Ranch Field Day @ Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

2019 Russell Ranch Field Day: More than yield: exploring the full potential of our agroecosystems

Join University of Davis researchers and students as they share results from field research being conducted at Russell Ranch. Learn more about tomato disease diagnosis, deficit irrigation, soil health management, mycorrhizal fungi, alternative small grain crops, and much much more. Network with others in the agricultural industry.

3 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) offered for attendance.

Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

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
Sep
19
Thu
Feeding Beets on California Dairy Farms @ Kearney Ag Center
Sep 19 @ 12:15 pm – 3:45 pm

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.

Agenda
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
Nov
20
Wed
South Valley Nut and Citrus Conference @ Tulare Fairgrounds, Tulare
Nov 20 all-day
Dec
12
Thu
Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop @ Imperial, CA
Dec 12 @ 7:00 am – 12:15 pm
Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop
Farm Credit Services Southwest Ag Center Room
485 Business Park Way
Imperial, CA 92251
Contact: Ali Montazar or Oli Bachie – (442) 265-7700
Sponsor: UCCE – Imperial County
Details:

Registration begins at 7:00 am.  You can also register via email at aiestrada@ucanr.edu.

More information and CEUs to come.

Feb
7
Fri
2020 Tehama Walnut Day @ Red Bluff Elks Lodge
Feb 7 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Friday – February 7, 2020

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Red Bluff Elks Lodge

355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff

Directions: Take Exit # 649 from I-5. Go West on Antelope Blvd towards Downtown Red Bluff.  Turn Left (south) at the first stop light — Gilmore Road. The Elks Lodge will be located at the very end of Gilmore Road nestled between the Sacramento River and I-5.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Thursday- JANUARY  30, 2020

Lunch will be provided for Early registrations received by Jan 30th, due to sponsor support.

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