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.

Dec
7
Fri
West Side Vegetable Crops Winter Meeting @ UC West Side Research and Extension Center
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

For more information visit https://ucanr.edu/sites/Vegetable_Crops/ or see the full agenda

CCA CEU’s

Integrated Pest Management : 1.5
Crop Management : 1

Jan
11
Fri
Grower Appreciation Workshop @ Fruit Growers Laboratory, Inc
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Talks include:

  • Nutrient Management for Avocado and Citrus
  • IPM for Avocado and Citrus
  • SGMA Compliance and the Impact on Growers

CCA CEUs Available

  • CCA-01-Nutrient Management : 0.5
  • CCA-03-Integrated Pest Management : 0.5
  • CCA-10-Sustainability : 1

For more info contact Denis Barry at denisb@fglinc.com

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
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
24
Mon
Cover Crops and Soil Health @ CSU Chico University Farm
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

Dr. Christine Jones, is a renowned and highly respected Soil Ecologist and Cover Crop Specialist. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate nutrient cycles, restore water balance, and improve crop productivity.

Dr. Jones joins us from Australia for a cover crops intensive focusing on carbon sequestration and regenerative soil practices. She has played a crucial role in the carbon credits program and regenerative agriculture efforts in Australia, and we are honored to have her featured in this intensive.

Additionally, we have gathered a panel of local innovative farmers to discuss practical application of cover crops for soil health. This will be followed by an open Q&A session to facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning.

Dr. David Johnson joins us on Day 2 for a hands-on workshop focusing on the construction, use, and testing of the Johnson-Su BEAM Compost Bioreactor. Attendees will get their hands dirty, so come dressed for field work.

Itinerary

June 24th – Monday

8:00–8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45am: Welcome – Dr. Tim LaSalle, Co-Founder Center for Regenerative Agriculture, CSU Chico

8:45–10:15am: Part 1: A Fresh Look at Microbes with Dr. Christine Jones: Soil Ecologist; Soil Scientist; Cover Crop Specialist; Founder Amazing Carbon(opens in new window)

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30–12:00pm: Part 2: The Extraordinary Power of Diversity – Dr. Christine Jones

12:00–1:00pm: Lunch

1:00–2:30pm: Farmer Cover Crop Panel – Economic evaluations: Moderated by Dr. Cindy Daley

  • Rory Crowley – Covers in Orchard Systems – Chico, CA
  • Clayton Handy – Covers in Orchard Systems – Corning, CA
  • Daniel Unruh – Covers in Orchard Systems – Colusa, CA
  • Mark Biaggi – Use of cover crops in rangeland – Pescadero, CA

2:30–3:00pm: Break

3:30–5:00pm: Part 3: The Nitrogen Dilemma – Dr. Christine Jones

5:00-7:00pm: Social Hour and Networking: Sierra Nevada Beer and Bertagna Wine; Sierra Nevada Cheese

June 25th – Tuesday – Bioreactor Workshop – Dr. David Johnson

8:30–9:30am: Overview of the process of constructing the BEAM Bioreactor

  • With an explanation of each step – critical steps – essentials for a good result
  • Where to test your BEAM – what the bioassay results should look like

9:30-11:30am: BEAM Bioreactor Workshop with David and Hui-chun Su Johnson

  • Come watch David and Hui-chun build a bio-reactor from scratch
  • Interactive hands-on workshop with the end result – a fully functioning BEAM bioreactor

To register via phone and pay at the door, text or call:

Priya Tuvell, MAgr., Program Manager
The Center for Regenerative Agriculture
925-768-8686

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

Nov
20
Wed
South Valley Nut and Citrus Conference @ Tulare Fairgrounds, Tulare
Nov 20 all-day