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
26
Tue
Citrus Water Use Workshop and Field Day @ Strathmore Veterans Memorial Building
Mar 26 @ 7:45 am – 3:15 pm

Join UC Davis Irrigation Specialist Daniele Zaccaria as well as other water experts and specialists from the University of California Cooperative Extension, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Citrus Research Board to learn about research and advances in water use and irrigation for citrus production. Gain firsthand practical knowledge of the latest developments in the citrus industry and become familiar with methods and tools to measure evapotranspiration (ET) and crop coefficients (Kc), tree water status, and monitor soil moisture to inform irrigation planning and scheduling decisions for citrus.

Registration: $45 : https://ucanr.edu/sites/citrusfieldday/Registration/

Agenda: https://ucanr.edu/sites/citrusfieldday/Agenda/

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
25
Tue
Citrus Growers Education Seminar Series @ 25th -Palm Desert, 26th -Santa Paula, 27th Exeter
Jun 25 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 25
UC Riverside – Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, California 92211
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Wednesday, June 26
Santa Paula Community Center 530 W. Main Street Santa Paula, California 93060
7:30 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
8:30 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Thursday, June 27
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Avenue Exeter, California 93221
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

RSVP and Agenda: http://www.citrusresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/CRB-GSS-Flyer-8×14-2019.pdf

Jun
26
Wed
Citrus Growers Education Seminar Series @ 25th -Palm Desert, 26th -Santa Paula, 27th Exeter
Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 25
UC Riverside – Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, California 92211
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Wednesday, June 26
Santa Paula Community Center 530 W. Main Street Santa Paula, California 93060
7:30 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
8:30 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Thursday, June 27
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Avenue Exeter, California 93221
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

RSVP and Agenda: http://www.citrusresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/CRB-GSS-Flyer-8×14-2019.pdf

Jun
27
Thu
Citrus Growers Education Seminar Series @ 25th -Palm Desert, 26th -Santa Paula, 27th Exeter
Jun 27 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 25
UC Riverside – Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, California 92211
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Wednesday, June 26
Santa Paula Community Center 530 W. Main Street Santa Paula, California 93060
7:30 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
8:30 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

Thursday, June 27
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Avenue Exeter, California 93221
7:30 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting Check-In
8:00 AM – CRB Board Nomination Meeting and Voting
8:00 AM – Growers Seminar Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Seminar Program Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch

RSVP and Agenda: http://www.citrusresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/CRB-GSS-Flyer-8×14-2019.pdf

Sep
19
Thu
Alfalfa and Forage Field Day @ UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

A half-day of forage research demonstrations and educational presentations in the field and in the classroom. The meeting will begin early morning through lunch, and lunch will be provided.

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
19
Tue
Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

What is the Alfalfa Symposium?
The Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops.  Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues.  This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment.  The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops.

Organizational Process
The 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by University Cooperative Extension Services of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, in cooperation with grower members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association.  The symposium is currently in its 49th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers.

Who Should Attend?
Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.

Nov
20
Wed
South Valley Nut and Citrus Conference @ Tulare Fairgrounds, Tulare
Nov 20 all-day
Dec
9
Mon
Nitrogen Management CEU Course @ Glenn Success Square, Orland, CA
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:45 am

NITROGEN MANAGEMENT CEU TRAINING
DECEMBER 9, 2019 9:00 AM TO 10:45 AM GLENN SUCCESS SQUARE 131 E WALKER STREET ORLAND CA 95963

9:00 AM – Welcome!
9:15 AM — Optimizing Forage Growth and Fertilizer Applications by Josh Davy, UCCE Livestock, Range and Pasture Advisor and County Director in Tehama County

10:15 AM — Nitrogen Management Practice Adoption Trends and Reported Barriers by Jessica Rudnick, PhD Candidate, UC Davis
1.5 Continuing Education Units – PENDING

RSVP by December 2nd to info@cgsubwatershed.com