Inspection Services Blog

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.

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

Aug
12
Mon
Fertigation Short Course @ Irrigation and Training Research Center
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

This class will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the intent of the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean. Increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management will also be discussed.

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

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

Dec
12
Thu
Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop @ Imperial, CA
Dec 12 @ 7:00 am – 12:15 pm
Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop
Farm Credit Services Southwest Ag Center Room
485 Business Park Way
Imperial, CA 92251
Contact: Ali Montazar or Oli Bachie – (442) 265-7700
Sponsor: UCCE – Imperial County
Details:

Registration begins at 7:00 am.  You can also register via email at aiestrada@ucanr.edu.

More information and CEUs to come.

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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