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
29
Thu
Golden State Dairy Management Conference @ San Joaquin County Ag Center
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

Topics of Interest Include: Managing Nutrients and Maintaining Yields

Nutrient Uptake – Results from the Field
Nicholas Clark, Agronomy Advisor – Kings, Tulare, Kern & Fresno Counties

Managing Small Grain Silage for Production and Quality
Steven Wright, Agronomy Advisor Emeritus

Irrigation Management in Corn
Bob Hutmacher, Specialist and West Side Director

Other sessions focus on herd health, feed quality, reproduction and hands on demonstrations

Apr
18
Wed
Agronomic Crops and Irrigation Water Management Field Day @ UC Desert Research and Extension Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 am – 12:15 pm

Field Day will include in-field demos, indoor workshops, and lunch.

Please see agenda for more information including topics and speakers

To RSVP contact aiestrada@ucanr.edu with name of attendees

Approved Continuing Education Units: CA DPR – 2.5 hrs., AZ Dept. of AG – 1.5 hrs. & CCA – 4.5 hrs.

 

May
9
Wed
Strawberry Field Day @ Manzanita Berry Farms
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day.

Topics of interest include:

Biological and synthetic nutrients and amendments to improve strawberry health and yield (Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor)

Opportunities and challenges in growing tabletop strawberries (Dave Akahoshi, Plan Berries)

Field production of strawberries: a grower’s perspective (Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms)

For more information on the event visit the registration page or see the full agenda.

Oct
23
Tue
Healthy Soils Field Day and Compost Demonstration @ Ted Chamberlin Ranch
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Topics include:

Science of Soil Health

Compost Demonstration and Discussion

Benefits of Managed Grazing

Open Spaces & Vineyard IPM

Weed ID

Carbon Farm Planning

 

 

Please RSVP by Friday, Oct 12th by emailing Allegra Roth at aroth@cecmail.org

or calling 805-963-0583 ext. 104.

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.

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
Strawberry Nitrogen Management Field Day @ Crisalida Berry Farms
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Learn how different nitrogen fertilizer rates and sources affect strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf-life

  • Visualize treatments effects on plots and discuss results
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) applied for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)
  • Simultaneous Spanish translation available

Registration is free; please register here: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=27652

Jul
18
Thu
Cal Poly Strawberry Field Day @ Cal Poly Strawberry Center
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day 2019


Thursday, July 18, 2019

7:00-8:30 AM – Registration (coffee & pastries will be served)

8:30-8:45 AM – Welcome and Introductions

8:55 AM – 12:30 PM – Rotating sessions and breaks

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch provided

Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided

This program was approved by CDPR for 3 hours of continuing education units


Presented by:

Andy Thulin, Dean, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Rick Tomlinson, President, California Strawberry Commission

Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

Peter W. Shearer, Entomologist, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

John Lin, Manager of Production Automation, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

Shashika Hewavitharana, Plant Pathologist, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

California Strawberry Commission Staff, California Strawberry Commission


Discussion Topics: Coming Soon

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
Oct
11
Fri
Tailgate on Nitrogen Management for Strawberry Growers @ Ramos Farms
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on this educational and social event to exchange knowledge and experience about nitrogen management in strawberry production on the central coast, while sharing a tasty seafood platter with fellow strawberry growers!

When: Friday October 11th, 10:30am – 1:00pm Where: 880 Airport Blvd Watsonville (Ramos Farms)

Hosted by RCD of Santa Cruz County, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), and Ramos Farms
FREE admission, Please RSVP: (831) 224-0293