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
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

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.

Feb
22
Fri
Small Farm Conference @ UC Davis Student Farm & Bowley Center
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

Join us this February in Davis, CA, for the 31st annual California Small Farm Conference, where farmers, ranchers, and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network, and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.

February 22 includes pre-conference trainings and field days. Field days are free.

February 23 is the main conference day, held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Agrarian Lovers Ball is 5-10 p.m.

Registration is FULL!

 

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

Jul
31
Wed
Post-Harvest Irrigation Management @ Jul 31 (Modesto) Aug 1 (Fresno) Aug 2 (Bakersfield)
Jul 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Before the rush of harvest begins, we invite you to join us for lunch as we look ahead and discuss post-harvest best practices.

Agronomist Ben Smith will review tools and techniques for this often undervalued time of year. Join us and find out how to set-up your operation for the best 2020 season possible. Our ninety-minute format also allows plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

Reserve your spot Now https://hortau.com/lunchandlearn/ 

Aug
1
Thu
Post-Harvest Irrigation Management @ Jul 31 (Modesto) Aug 1 (Fresno) Aug 2 (Bakersfield)
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Before the rush of harvest begins, we invite you to join us for lunch as we look ahead and discuss post-harvest best practices.

Agronomist Ben Smith will review tools and techniques for this often undervalued time of year. Join us and find out how to set-up your operation for the best 2020 season possible. Our ninety-minute format also allows plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

Reserve your spot Now https://hortau.com/lunchandlearn/ 

Aug
2
Fri
Post-Harvest Irrigation Management @ Jul 31 (Modesto) Aug 1 (Fresno) Aug 2 (Bakersfield)
Aug 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Before the rush of harvest begins, we invite you to join us for lunch as we look ahead and discuss post-harvest best practices.

Agronomist Ben Smith will review tools and techniques for this often undervalued time of year. Join us and find out how to set-up your operation for the best 2020 season possible. Our ninety-minute format also allows plenty of time for questions and open discussion.

Reserve your spot Now https://hortau.com/lunchandlearn/