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
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

Aug
20
Tue
Nitrogen Managment Self-Certification Workshop @ Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) workshop, to aquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms.  To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please refer to VCAILG’s February 2019 Newsletter. 
**4 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.

Registration Required. Spanish Translation offered for September 12th workshop!

Sep
12
Thu
Nitrogen Managment Self-Certification Workshop @ Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) workshop, to aquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms.  To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please refer to VCAILG’s February 2019 Newsletter. 
**4 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.

Registration Required. Spanish Translation offered for September 12th workshop!

Oct
15
Tue
Delta Corn and Small Grains Field Meeting @ Mello Farms
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, from 10:00-11:30am, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. In addition to providing information on the annual corn variety trial, this year’s agenda includes presentations on nitrogen management for the upcoming small grains season. The attached version of the agenda includes a map and directions to the field site. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!

Agenda:

10:00am         Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE

10:15am         Variety traits for the Delta: Seed company representatives

10:30am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Wheat: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Sarah Light, UCCE

10:45am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Malting Barley: Taylor Nelson, UC Davis

11:00am         Viewing of field plots

Nov
19
Tue
Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

What is the Alfalfa Symposium?
The Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops.  Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues.  This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment.  The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops.

Organizational Process
The 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by University Cooperative Extension Services of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, in cooperation with grower members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association.  The symposium is currently in its 49th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers.

Who Should Attend?
Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.

Nov
20
Wed
South Valley Nut and Citrus Conference @ Tulare Fairgrounds, Tulare
Nov 20 all-day
Jan
10
Fri
SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting @ Robert Cabral Agricultural Center, Stockton
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Agenda

  • 8:15am     Delta Rice Update: Armyworms, Herbicide Trial, Weedy Rice, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties
  • 8:45am     Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
  • 9:00am     Alfalfa Weevil Insecticide Resistance, Madison Hendrick, UC Davis
  • 9:15am     Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations, Nicole Tautges, UC Davis
  • 9:45am     IPM in Organic Field and Vegetable Crop Production, Rachael Long, UCCE Yolo/Sacramento/Solano Counties
  • 10:15am   Break
  • 10:30am   Observations and Pest Issues with CBD Hemp Experiments in California, Dan Putnam, UC Davis
  • 11:00am   Fertilizing Corn and Wheat with Manure: Research Results, Nick Clark, UCCE Fresno/Tulare/Kings Counties
  • 11:30am   Warm-Season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
  • 12:00pm   Evaluations and Adjourn

We have submitted applications for continuing education for pesticide licensing and certified crop advisors. We have also submitted an application for nitrogen management continuing education, which would help to satisfy growers’ continuing education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program. Applications are pending.

Our programs are open to all potential participants. If you require special accommodations, please contact UCCE San Joaquin County at 209-953-6100. I wish you a happy holiday season, and I hope to see you at the meeting in the new year.