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Fall Harvest Festival at the UCSC Farm 11:00 am
Fall Harvest Festival at the UCSC Farm @ UCSC Farm
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us on the 30-acre UCSC Farm on Sunday, October 1 from 11 am – 5 pm to celebrate the fall harvest season! Enjoy live music by the Down Beets, Makru, and Ancestree Reggae, along[...]
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Sustainability in Action: SIP Certified Explained 9:00 am
Sustainability in Action: SIP Certified Explained @ Hahn Estate
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We invite hospitality, marketing and sales staff to learn about SIP Certified and experience sustainable winegrowing practices in action this harvest. Register for the event nearest you. Let us show you what it means to[...]
Certified Organic Pot? Find Out Why Not! webinar 12:00 pm
Certified Organic Pot? Find Out Why Not! webinar
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Are you an organic farmer who is wondering if you can add cannabis to your crop rotations now that it is legal to grow in California? Are you a current marijuana grower curious about whether[...]
Non-Ruminant Organic Livestock on Pasture webinar 12:00 pm
Non-Ruminant Organic Livestock on Pasture webinar
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Producers are increasingly interested in keeping pigs, chickens and other livestock on pasture. While many resources are focused on ruminants such as cows, sheep, and goats, there are opportunities for non-ruminants, as well. This webinar[...]
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New Frontiers Water Forum 7:30 am
New Frontiers Water Forum @ Embassy Suites
Oct 6 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
The forum aims to advance sustainable water management for an adequate water supply for the residential, agricultural and industrial needs of our region. Over 30 speakers from around the world – researchers, policy makers and[...]
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Hoes Down Harvest Festival
Hoes Down Harvest Festival @ Full Belly Farm
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day
Come one, come all to the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, October 7 & 8 at Full Belly Farm! Join revelers, agricultural enthusiasts, families, artists, and musicians to celebrate our 30th birthday – We’re still dirty[...]
TomKat Autumn on the Ranch Tour 10:00 am
TomKat Autumn on the Ranch Tour @ TomKat Ranch
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join this walk on the ranch to learn how TomKat Ranch got started, what they do, the challenges and rewards of running a grass-fed beef business, and the work of their on-site science partners. See[...]
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Farm Sustainability Practices Tour 8:30 am
Farm Sustainability Practices Tour @ RCD Monterey County (start of tour)
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
See the exciting work that the RCD and its partners are doing on farms across Monterey County. Climb aboard an executive charter bus to join local public leaders, agricultural and environmental influencers while learning about[...]
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Cover Crops: Benefits, Challenges, and Management Strategies 9:30 am
Cover Crops: Benefits, Challenges, and Management Strategies @ Strawberry Farm
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Do you farm on sloped ground? Want to hear ideas on cover cropping to: · Improve soil quality · Disrupt pest and disease cycles · Save water · Transition to organic production · Reduce winter[...]
Soil Health Management Workshop 10:00 am
Soil Health Management Workshop @ Martial Cottle Park
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
UC Cooperative Extension of Santa Clara County and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offer this free workshop on soil health management. Topics include: soil health and ecology, cover crops, conservation tillage, soil amendments, on-farm composting,[...]
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San Benito Olive Festival 10:00 am
San Benito Olive Festival @ San Benito County Historical Park
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
HOLLISTER, CA—Plan on a fun-filled olive date. Foodies, wine and beer enthusiasts, singles, couples and families will all get into the spirit of celebrating the local harvest, culinary delights, artisans and community at the fourth[...]
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Organic Seed Contracting, Economics and Policy webinar 11:00 am
Organic Seed Contracting, Economics and Policy webinar
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Good business relations and management skills are critical to the success of all seed operations whether selling direct market or wholesale. Seed for wholesale is normally grown under contract with a retail seed company that[...]
Webinar: Organic Seed Production – Seed Contracting, Economics & Policy 11:00 am
Webinar: Organic Seed Production – Seed Contracting, Economics & Policy
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join OSA for the last of our six-part Organic Seed Production webinar series that provides training for seed growers and seed production interns throughout the 2017 growing season (June – November). In this month’s webinar,[...]
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Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast 8:30 am
Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast @ Midpeninsula Open Space District
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Goal: Improve economic security for livestock operators on the Central Coast by preventing livestock-carnivore conflict and providing potential resources when they do occur. Improve understanding of tools and approaches that Central Coast ranchers and land[...]
Area Wide Management of Mealybug Spread of Grapevine Leafroll Disease 1:30 pm
Area Wide Management of Mealybug Spread of Grapevine Leafroll Disease @ UCCE Monterey County
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Presentations provided include: BMPs for monitoring and control of mealybug vectors of grape leafroll virus, important regional efforts to deal with spread, recognizing infections in the vineyard and virus testing, value of implementing a pest[...]
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‘Meet your Makers!’ Cheese and Wine Celebration of Monterey County 5:00 pm
‘Meet your Makers!’ Cheese and Wine Celebration of Monterey County @ Happy Girl Kitchen
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the producers from Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Odonata Winery and Cima Collina Winery at Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove to celebrate local agriculture and the work of the Resource Conservation District[...]
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HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Business Planning: California 2017
HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Business Planning: California 2017 @ TomKat Ranch
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
At HMI we know that to create a sustainable, healthy agricultural enterprise, you need to run it like a business. We’ve created this course to give both new and experienced farmers and ranchers the knowledge[...]
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Pajaro Compass Network Stakeholder Meeting 8:30 am
Pajaro Compass Network Stakeholder Meeting @ Veterans Memorial Building
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
he Pajaro Compass is a partnership among conservation, agriculture, transportation, government, and community representatives with a common vision for the Pajaro River watershed. At this meeting, we will take a closer look at the proposed[...]
Wetland Labels for the Food Security Act webinar 11:00 am
Wetland Labels for the Food Security Act webinar
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participate to gain understanding of the labels used to identify land subject to restrictions and exemptions under the Food Security Act wetland conservation provisions. This webinar will assist USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm[...]
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Seminario en Línea Sobre Etiquetado y Manejo Post – Cosecha de Frutas y Hortalizas Orgánicas 9:30 am
Seminario en Línea Sobre Etiquetado y Manejo Post – Cosecha de Frutas y Hortalizas Orgánicas
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Aprenda sobre las prácticas y materiales permitidos en el manejo orgánico post-cosecha, desde la cosecha del campo hasta la instalación de empaque. Luego, descubra los matices del etiquetado de frutas y hortalizas orgánicas con su[...]
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2017 Salinas Valley Weed School 8:00 am
2017 Salinas Valley Weed School @ UCCE Monterey County
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
UCCE researchers will present information on a variety of topics. These include automated weed technology, herbicide application spray water, labor and weed management, and crop singaling. See the website URL for specific information.