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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.

Jan
17
Thu
Annual Rice Growers Meeting
Jan 17 – Jan 22 all-day

Locations:

  • Richvale:   Thursday, Jan. 17, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
  • Glenn:    Thursday, Jan. 17, 1:30pm, Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Hwy 45, south of Glenn
  • Colusa: Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30am, Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy 45, Colusa
  • Marysville: Friday, Jan 18, 1:30pm, Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th St. Marysville
  • Woodland: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 8:30am, Cracchiolo’s Market, 1320 E. Main St. Woodland

 

TIME:

  • Doors open at 8:00 am and meetings start at 8:30 am at Richvale and Colusa.
  • Doors open at 1:00 pm and meetings start at 1:30 pm at Woodland, Glenn and Yuba City.

 

Program

  • 8:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m.) Doors open, sign‐in, coffee
  • 8:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m.) Call meeting to order
  • California Rice Commission Referendum – Tim Johnson, CRC
  • 8:50 a.m. (1:50 p.m.) Rice Research Board Nominations – Dana Dickey, Rice Research Board
  • 9:00 a.m. (2:00 p.m.) Rice Pesticide and Regulatory Update – County Ag Commissioner
  • 9:15 a.m. (2:15 p.m.) Weedy Rice and Emerging Weed Issues – Whitney Brim‐DeForest, UCCE
  • 9:35 a.m. (2:35 p.m.) Arthropod and Disease Update – Luis Espino, UCCE
  • 10:05 a.m. (3:05 p.m.) Season Review and Fertility Update – Bruce Linquist, UCCE
  • 10:35 a.m. (3:35 p.m.) Weed Control Update – Kassim Al‐Khatib, UCCE
  • 11:05 a.m. (4:05 p.m.) — ADJOURN —

 

****Applied for DPR and CCA CE credits****

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.

Apr
4
Thu
Water Measurement and Reporting Course @ Shasta College Farm
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training to receive certification at two locations on April 4.

At the workshop, participants will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranches.
  • Understand which meters are appropriate for different situations.
  • Learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.
  • Develop an understanding of measurement weirs.
  • Learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

See details at https://ucanr.edu/News/?routeName=newsstory&postnum=29571

Water Measurement and Reporting Course @ Yolo County Fairgrounds
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training to receive certification at two locations on April 4.

At the workshop, participants will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranches.
  • Understand which meters are appropriate for different situations.
  • Learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.
  • Develop an understanding of measurement weirs.
  • Learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

See details at https://ucanr.edu/News/?routeName=newsstory&postnum=29571

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
10
Thu
Using Compost in Tomato Systems @ Muller Ranch
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop on choosing and applying compost correctly for your operation, to optimize benefits and yields.

About this Event

**CEUs offered**

Workshop will cover:

1) how to choose the right kind of compost for your operation,

2) how to set up a compost spreader,

3) how to calibrate a compost spreader to ensure you are applying the rate you intend,

4) tomato yield and soil health outcomes of compost incorporation.

Nov
14
Thu
West Hills College Coalinga Open Farm @ West Hills College Coalinga Farm of the Future
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn more about the work the West Hills College Coalinga Farm of the Future is doing to educate the next generation of agriculturalists. Topics include: Healthy soils, product application by drone, irrigation efficiency, hyperspectral soil sampling, and industrial. All agricultural industry leaders invited! Register at http://tiny.cc/openfarm

Dec
3
Tue
Water and Nitrogen Use Webinar -Vineyard Team @ Online
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you want tips on how to complete Chapter 14 Water and Nitrogen Use for SIP Certified (due December 15, 2019) or if you want to take a deeper look at your resource use, join this webinar.

Calculating the amount of water and Nitrogen applied to a vineyard is important for tracking inputs and improving efficiency. This webinar covers:

  • Soil and water analysis reports interpretation
    How to calculate total water applied from irrigation, frost protection, and rainfall
    How to calculate total nitrogen applied from fertilizer, compost, and water
    Attendees are encouraged to have their water and nitrogen use records on hand.

Confirmed Speaker:

Paul Crout Agronomist with Helena Agri-Enterprises

Free to Attend

Dial-in Number: 415-200-1362
Attendee Pin: 992 9979#

Dec
5
Thu
Cover Crop Field Day @ River Garden Farms, Knights Landing, CA
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to Farmers and Private Landowners who are actively engaged in crop or livestock production.
Join us for a Field Day and Farm Tour at River Garden Farms! Improving soil health can increase crop yield, attract beneficial insects, and lower your bottom line. Cover crops do all this and contribute to greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Come, learn the ins and outs of cover cropping!

FEATURED TOPICS

  • COVER CROPS are an amazing alternative to leaving your field fallow after harvest. Often applied as a mix of different plant seeds, cover crops help return N to the soil and reduce the amount of synthetic fertilizer needed
  • NITROGEN MANAGEMENT changes when you install a cover crop. Learn how to estimate how much nitrogen is returning to the soil from the cover crop and incorporate that into your nitrogen budget.
  • PEST CONTROL including using non-chemical methods in annual cropping systems with an emphasis on rice systems

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Dominic Bruno, River Garden Farms
  • Scott Park, Park Farm Organics
  • Tom Johnson, Kamprath Seed Company
  • Wendy Rash, Solano NRCS
  • Whitney Brim-DeForest, UCCE Sutter/Yuba

 

The 2017 Healthy Soils Demonstration Project is funded by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds and is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment.

Feb
19
Wed
Healthy Soils and Field Crops Meeting @ Yuba City
Feb 19 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 8:45am – Noon

8:45 am     Coffee and Registration

8:55 am     Welcome

Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties

9:00 am     CDFA Healthy Soils Program Overview, 2020 Funding, and UC Technical Assistance

Emily Lovell and Dana Brady, UCCE Climate Smart Agriculture Program Specialists

Update on UCCE Healthy Soils Projects in the Region

Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties

Nitrogen Availability from Soil Organic Matter and Organic Amendments

Daniel Geisseler, UCCE Nutrient Management Specialist 

Soil Health Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations

Nicole Tautges, Chief Scientist, Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Facility 

10:20 am   Break

10:30 am   Agronomic strategies to improve pest management in field crops

Rachael Long, UCCE Farm Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, Solano Counties

11:00 am   Regulatory Update: Top 10 Violations

Scott Bowden, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County

11:30 am   Sutter County Hemp Update

Nicolas Oliver, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County 

UC Hemp Research Update

Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties

12:00 am   Evaluation and Adjourn

 

Meeting Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Co-Sponsored by: Sutter County Agricultural Department

 

PCA and Private Applicator Credit—1.25 hours pending

CCA Credit—3 hours pending

Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credit—1 hour pending

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