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Considerations for Transitioning Perennial Production to Organic webinar 12:00 pm
Considerations for Transitioning Perennial Production to Organic webinar
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Organic fruit production is increasing and more producers are considering the transition to organic. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities specific to transitioning perennial systems to organic certification. In the Understanding Organic Agriculture[...]
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AWQA Meeting SWAT Model of Moro Cojo 1:00 pm
AWQA Meeting SWAT Model of Moro Cojo @ Monterey County Farm Bureau
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kim Null will present information on the SWAT model and will present model outcomes for the movement of nitrate in the Moro Cojo Slough watershed. SWAT is a model used for understanding the fate and[...]
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Automated Access to Free NOAA Weather Data for Use in Ag Decision Models webinar 11:00 am
Automated Access to Free NOAA Weather Data for Use in Ag Decision Models webinar
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participants will learn how to use available UNIX-based scripts to automate access to free weather data from NOAA/NWS databases, as well as examples of how such data can be translated into weather-based farm management decisions[...]
Community Water Dialogue 1:00 pm
Community Water Dialogue @ Watsonville Civic Center, Community Room
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Welcome, Why are we here? Today’s agenda and goals, review CWD strategic direction (Emily Paddock, Driscoll’s) Is the drought over? Basin Update (Brian Lockwood, PVWMA) Recharging the rain: Updates on managed aquifer recharge suitability analysis,[...]
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HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management
HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management @ Paicines Ranch
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
This in-depth course is being offered here at Paicines Ranch, in California, as part of HMI’s Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management Series. As a farmer, rancher or land steward, you know that one of your greatest[...]
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HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management
HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management @ Paicines Ranch
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day
This in-depth course is being offered here at Paicines Ranch, in California, as part of HMI’s Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management Series. As a farmer, rancher or land steward, you know that one of your greatest[...]
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Soil Health for Non-Operator Land Owners webinar 11:00 am
Soil Health for Non-Operator Land Owners webinar
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The American Farmland Trust views soil as being essential to supporting human life and increasing soil carbon as the primary productive component of topsoil. To do this farmers/ranchers must adopt soil health management systems that[...]
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2017 Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit 8:30 am
2017 Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit @ Hartnell Alisal Campus
Apr 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Topics for 2017 Summit: Drones New Rules & Regulations Ground Water Labor Where is Education Going? Labor & Technology Venture Capital Pitches Field Demos Event Reception/Award Ceremony
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Hands-on CropManage Workshop 8:30 am
Hands-on CropManage Workshop @ UCCE Monterey County
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. Even with the wet winter, water conservation will continue to be of concern in the Salinas Valley, and water[...]
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Homesteading 101: Cultivate Edible Mushrooms in your own Garden 2:00 pm
Homesteading 101: Cultivate Edible Mushrooms in your own Garden @ Common Ground Garden
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us in celebration of the exciting world of Mushrooms! This is an interactive workshop where we get hands-on with mushrooms as we learn how easy it is to grow several common edible mushrooms at[...]
PieRanch Work Day & Barn Dance 2:00 pm
PieRanch Work Day & Barn Dance @ Pie Ranch
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our tour discusses our sustainable agricultural practices, ranges over the entire 27 acres of the farm, takes folks in to peek at the historic Steele Ranch buildings, visits the goats, cows, chickens, and pigs and[...]
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Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Profitability, Sustainability, and Global Change
Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Profitability, Sustainability, and Global Change @ David Brower Center
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting the 2nd annual exclusive agrifood supply chain program April 18-20, 2017 on effective supply chain design to implement new innovations, and successful innovations at agrifood firms. Great opportunity for agrifood executives,[...]
Sustainable Winegrowing and Certification Webinar 10:00 am
Sustainable Winegrowing and Certification Webinar
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Participate in this free webinar to learn about the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP), how to complete a Self-Assessment using the SWP Online System, and the steps required to become Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED[...]
Assembling Resource Data for Field Inventories: GIS, Imagery, and Other Tools to Get Started webinar 11:00 am
Assembling Resource Data for Field Inventories: GIS, Imagery, and Other Tools to Get Started webinar
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participants will gain an understanding of conservation pre-planning activities with an emphasis on assembling data from available resources before going out to the field.
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Ranching for the Planet when People Count and Money Matters 9:00 am
Ranching for the Planet when People Count and Money Matters @ Circle P Ranch
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What to Expect At the T.O. Cattle Co. Day, you will… · Learn how Holistic Management enables producers to better manage risk, make better decisions and enjoy the benefits of regenerative and organic agriculture ·[...]
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How to Calibrate Your Sprayer -SAL/WATS2017 7:30 am
How to Calibrate Your Sprayer -SAL/WATS2017 @ Salinas/ Watsonville
Apr 20 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
This training is recommended for employees that operate, maintain or make decisions with spray equipment on the ranch. We will discuss challenges and offer recommendations to improve spray rig performance. Topics will include tips for[...]
Stay Safe & Stay Vigilant: Updated Worker Protection Standards + Pierce’s Disease and Its Vectors 9:00 am
Stay Safe & Stay Vigilant: Updated Worker Protection Standards + Pierce’s Disease and Its Vectors @ Sea Smoke Vineyard
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Changes to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation Worker Protection Standards went into effect January 2nd. Learn about the new regulations and how they differ from the previous standards. Help protect workers from exposure to[...]
Targeted/Prescribed (Rotational / Deferral) Livestock Grazing for Meeting Conservation Goals 9:00 am
Targeted/Prescribed (Rotational / Deferral) Livestock Grazing for Meeting Conservation Goals @ CalPoly Beef Center
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
This is the twice-a-year meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition. The goal of this meeting is to raise awareness of how planned, targeted, rotational/deferral grazing practices (particular strategies and methods) can be used to[...]
Introduction to SWAT webinar 10:00 am
Introduction to SWAT webinar
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This webinar will introduce the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) water quality model. SWAT is a public domain model jointly developed by USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, part of[...]
California’s New Healthy Soils Program Webinar 12:00 pm
California’s New Healthy Soils Program Webinar
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As organic farmers and ranchers have long known, healthy soil can improve yields, increase water retention, and promote biological diversity, all while also helping mitigate climate change. California will soon launch the Healthy Soils Incentives[...]
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Healthy Foodwebs, Healthy Soils with Dr. Elaine Ingham 9:00 am
Healthy Foodwebs, Healthy Soils with Dr. Elaine Ingham @ Inn at Moro Bay
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with a crash course in soil health! Join us for a fun and informative workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham, the world’s most renowned investigator of the soil foodweb. Elaine will cover the[...]
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Watershed Planning from an NWQI Perspective webinar 11:00 am
Watershed Planning from an NWQI Perspective webinar
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participants will learn about the watershed assessment used for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) and how it fits into an overall watershed planning process.
Greater Monterey Storm Water Resource Plan Stakeholder Meeting 2:00 pm
Greater Monterey Storm Water Resource Plan Stakeholder Meeting @ UCCE Monterey County
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Agenda 1. Introduce the Prop 1 Storm Water Resource Project (SWRP) requirements, timeline, and objectives. 2. Introduce and discuss modeling and information gathering. 3. Request information for potential projects and data for the modeling and[...]
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Soil Carbon: Reservoir for a Resilient Agriculture 11:00 am
Soil Carbon: Reservoir for a Resilient Agriculture @ Cal Poly
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nurturing Soil Biology to Capture Carbon and Promote Agricultural Resilience
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Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Efficacy, Non-target Effects, and Best Management Practices- webinar 11:00 am
Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Efficacy, Non-target Effects, and Best Management Practices- webinar
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participants will learn about the efficacy and nontarget effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments and management practices that should be considered to minimize adverse impacts on pollinators and other nontarget organisms.
Special Seed Central & Food Central networking event 11:15 am
Special Seed Central & Food Central networking event @ USDA/ARS Station
Apr 27 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
11:15 Registration 11:30 Presentation of all research programs 12:00 Networking & lunch 1:00 Tours of the research station – Plant breeding: lettuce, spinach, melon, and sugar beet – Virology – Soil borne diseases – Downy[...]
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HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management
HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management @ Paicines Ranch
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day
This in-depth course is being offered here at Paicines Ranch, in California, as part of HMI’s Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management Series. As a farmer, rancher or land steward, you know that one of your greatest[...]
2017 Growing Grounds Tour 10:00 am
2017 Growing Grounds Tour @ Rancho De Los Flores
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presentation on Insect Pollinators as well as Sustainable Vineyard Practices by the Vineyard Team. Explore one of the few CA native plant seed production facilities in the West.
RCDMC Annual Stewardship and Scholarship BBQ 5:00 pm
RCDMC Annual Stewardship and Scholarship BBQ
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County for our Annual Stewardship and Scholarship BBQ as we celebrate this year’s stewardship achievements and dine on barbequed tri-tip, locally produced cheeses and wines. Silent and[...]
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HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management
HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management @ Paicines Ranch
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
This in-depth course is being offered here at Paicines Ranch, in California, as part of HMI’s Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management Series. As a farmer, rancher or land steward, you know that one of your greatest[...]
FARM & GARDEN SPRING PLANT SALE 10:00 am
FARM & GARDEN SPRING PLANT SALE @ UCSC Barn Theater Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our annual Spring Plant Sale will have a 50th Anniversary twist, featuring some of Alan Chadwick’s favorites and other long-time Farm & Garden selections along with the best of more recent varieties that thrive in[...]
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