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
22
Fri
Sustainable and Organic Production in the Central Valley @ Clovis Memorial District, Independence Room
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Update on Laws and Regulations Gilbert Urguizu, Fresno County Department of Agriculture

8:30 AM – 9:15AM Organic Fertility and Pest Management in Cannabis Production Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Sulfur Use in Organic Agriculture Wesley Haun,Tiger-Sul

10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations

10:45AM – 11:30 AM Soil Health in Organic Production Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Fertilization of Dairy Forage Crops with Manure Nicholas Clark, UCCE Fresno County

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Irrigation and Nitrogen Efficiency: Concepts and Tools Eirc, Athorp, Kings River Water Coalition

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Humics 101 Peter Aleman, BioGro

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel

DPR, CCA and Irrigated Lands CEU’s Pending

Nov
14
Wed
Sustainable & Organic Production in the Northern San Joaquin Valley @ International Agriculture Center
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Update on Laws and Regulations
Marianna Santos Gentert, Tulare County Department of Agriculture

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Organic Fertility and Pest Management in Cannabis Production
Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break and Exhibitor Booth Demonstration

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Seaweed Extract (Ascophyllum nodosum) and Enhanced Abiotic Stress Tolerance, a review of Ocean Organics Research
Greg Cosman, Ocean Organics

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Humics 101
Peter Aleman, BioGro

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Soil Health in Organic Production
Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM How can Azomite help with Plant Stress and Build Soil Biome
Dr. Rajnish Khannon, Azomite Soil Products

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Foliar Application Methods
Andrew Pedersen, Brandt

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel

 

CE Hours:

DPR: 1.0 CEU laws and 1.5 CEU other

CCA: Nutrient Management : 1.5
Soil & Water Management : 1.5
Integrated Pest Management : 1
Crop Management : 1
Professional Development : 0.5
Sustainability : 0.5

Nov
15
Thu
Farmer Spotlight: Successful Cover Cropping on any Farm @ Norton Hall
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Jim Durst (Durst Organic Farms) and Eric Brennan (USDA) for an afternoon of conversation on the ins and outs of successful on-farm production and management of cover crops. The learning lab will be discussion based and potluck style and will be facilitated by Margaret Lloyd (UCCE Small Farms Advisor). We will explore a range of topics, including: the benefits of cover cropping, how to implement them into your specific farming operation, and the economics of implementing. Please bring a dish to share or simply join us for discussion.

Dec
12
Wed
Organic Grower Summit @ Monterey Conference Center
Dec 12 – Dec 13 all-day

Education sessions include “Scaling Up Healthy Soil Practices”, “Managing Organic Production and Plant Health” and others. For more details on the agenda and registration please  visit: https://www.organicgrowersummit.com/

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
17
Mon
Irrigation System Evaluations Course @ Cal Poly and San Joaquin Valley
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

Class Schedule

Online Class

  • Access begins upon registration (login information will be emailed to you).
  • Full course materials require about 10 hours to view.
  • Online exam is optional but required for 10 hours of Continuing Education credit.
  • Material is accessible for two months after on-site class

ISE Class I

  • Takes place at Cal Poly, SLO
  • 8:00 a.m. start time on Day 1 (Monday)
  • Ends 12:00 noon on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Participants will be in SLO on Monday and Tuesday nights

ISE Class II

  • Takes place on-site at field trip locations
  • 1:00 p.m. start time on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Ends 5:00 p.m. on Day 5 (Friday)
  • Participants will be at Harris Ranch on Wednesday and Thursday nights

 

Jul
2
Tue
Organic Fertilizer Seminar @ Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save by purchasing your tickets in advance! Prices increase to $50 at the door.

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Ventura County Ag Commissioner Update
    • Ed Williams, Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner
  • 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Cannabis Fertility Programs for Organic and Conventional Production
    • Thomas Quick, Growmore
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Biological and Nutrient Efficiencies
    • Peter Aleman, BioGro
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Understanding Organic Fertilizers
    • Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Best Management of Plant Diseases in Organic Production
    • Dr. Annemiek Schilder, Ventura County UCCE
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Foliar Application Methods
    • Andrew Pederson, Brandt
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Irrigation and Nutrient Management
    • Andre Biscaro, Ventura County UCCE
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel
Jul
30
Tue
Organic Fertilizer Seminar @ CPDES Hall
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Agenda Coming Soon! Check https://www.organicfertilizerassociation.org/seminars for more information and other dates/locations

Nov
4
Mon
Nitrogen Management Reporting Workshop for Organic Production @ Norton Hall
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 11-2 pm, lunch included

Norton Hall | 70 Cottonwood Street | Woodland, CA 95695 3 hours of CURES credits requested

No charge but RSVP required by October 31st Rsvp Here

Organic nitrogen management is particularly challenging because nitrogen from organic sources, such as compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, crop residue and soil amendments, must first be converted by microbes to become plant-available forms. Matching plant-available nitrogen to crop demand is necessary in order to provide sufficient nitrogen for optimal yields while reducing the risk of environmental pollution. Furthermore, nitrogen reporting requirements require information in plant-available nitrogen as opposed to total nitrogen applied. As a group, we will complete a comprehensive nitrogen budget, through which you will be given guidelines and calculations for estimating plant-available N. This will be directly translatable for use with your own compost, soil report results, amendments, etc. The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity to work on your personal nitrogen budget and receive feedback from Margaret and Patricia. Participants are encouraged to bring information from their farm in order to use this information.
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