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.

Jul
11
Wed
ILRP Stakeholder Meeting @ Merced County Farm Bureau
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

    1. Introductions/Agenda Review
    2. Update Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities
      1. Central Valley Water Board
      2. State Water Board
      3. California Department of Food and Agriculture
      4. Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions
      5. Environmental Justice Groups
    3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)
    4. Lunch Discussion – New On-Farm Drinking Water Supply Well Monitoring Requirements (including discussion of available certified labs)
      1. Open Discussion
      2. Next Meeting/Action Items

*Stakeholder meetings are scheduled quarterly, on second Wednesdays of the month: 10 October 2018 (Modesto), 9 January 2019 (Merced), 10 April 2019 (Modesto), etc.

Oct
10
Wed
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Stakeholder Meeting @ Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

1. Introductions/Agenda Review

2. Updates: Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities

a) Central Valley Water Board

b) State Water Board

c) California Department of Food and Agriculture

d) Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions

e) Environmental Justice Groups

3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)

4. Lunch Discussion – Status Updates on Implementation of New Requirements from the Eastern San Joaquin Petition Order: Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan Template, INMP Summary Report Template, On-Farm Drinking Water Well Notification Template and outreach materials, ILRP General Order updates, etc.

5. Open Discussion

6. Next Meeting/Action Items

Dec
10
Mon
Colusa Glenn Nitrogen Management CEU Training @ Granzella's Banquet Hall
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:45 am
9:00 AM — Welcome!

9:15 AM — 4Rs: Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place by Steve Gruenwald, Certified Crop Advisor and Owner of Growers Choice Crop Consulting

9:45 AM — Irrigation Strategies for Managing Nitrate Leaching – USDA NRCS Presentation provided by UCCE by Sarah Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor

10:15 AM — BMPs to Improve N Use Efficiency in CGSP Crops

by Land IQ

1.5 Continuing Education Units Approved

RSVP by December 8th to info@cgsubwatershed.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.

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

Oct
24
Thu
Kern County Ag Day @ Kern County Fairgrounds
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nov
8
Fri
Irrigation and Nitrogen Management CEU Workshop @ Kern Ag Pavillion
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Continuing Education Workshop
Friday, November 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, CA 93307

This workshop fulfills 3.5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) required to maintain the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification. CEU certificates will be handed out to participants at the end of the workshop.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 4, 2019: Visit www.krwca.org and follow the link to the RSVP form or call (661) 616-6500 or email nbell@krwca.org.

Agenda:

  • 8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In
  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. Understand Your Soil to Improve Irrigation and Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: D. Ryan Dodd, CPSS, CCA, TSP, Soil Scientist/Agronomist, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
  • 9 – 10 a.m. Efficient Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. The Importance of Distribution Uniformity in Irrigation Management
    • Presenter: Brian Hockett, District Manager, North West Kern Resource Conservation District
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Irrigation Management to Maximize Recovery of Applied Nitrogen into Crops
    • Presenter: Dr. John Dickey, Owner and Principal Soil Scientist and Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m. Current Status of Nitrogen Use Efficiency; Prospects for Improvement
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra