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Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch Presents Sustainable Rangeland & Livestock Management Course ASCI S470
Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch Presents Sustainable Rangeland & Livestock Management Course ASCI S470 @ Swanton Pacific Ranch
Jul 31 – Aug 11 all-day
This workshop will provide training in the management of California grassland and brushland ecosystems on ranches, and for conservation projects that employ grazing to achieve conservation objectives. Over the 11 days, students will learn common[...]
Grape Health Workshop 8:30 am
Grape Health Workshop @ Allan Hancock College
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
oin the Santa Barbara County Ag Commissioner’s Office, the Vineyard Team, and Allan Hancock College Agriculture for a workshop on vineyard health Tuesday, August 1st at Allan Hancock Collge, Santa Maria Campus. Topics Include: Soil[...]
Results of Organic Focused Conservation Innovation Grants webinar 12:00 pm
Results of Organic Focused Conservation Innovation Grants webinar
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Results of Organic Focused Conservation Innovation Grants webinar is presented in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)- Science and Technology National Technology Support Centers. This webinar will share the results of two NRCS Conservation[...]
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High Tunnel Systems webinar 11:00 am
High Tunnel Systems webinar
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participants will learn about techniques used in high tunnel cropping systems to address issues with salinity, nutrient management, and pest management.
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Conserving Irrigation Water 9:00 am
Conserving Irrigation Water @ Zabala Vineyards
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Conserving irrigation water and improving irrigation efficiency are major concerns for growers. Many technologies exist to collect information on soil moisture, weather, and system performance meant to improve irrigation decisions. But this generates a large[...]
Holistic & Organic Livestock Management webinar 12:00 pm
Holistic & Organic Livestock Management webinar
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Organic and Holistic Management are two approaches to sustainable livestock husbandry. This webinar will review the basic principles of both approaches for cattle ranchers. Then, explore how the two approaches can work together for cattle[...]
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Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop 9:30 am
Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop @ UCSC Farm
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Matthew Sutton of Orchard Keepers for a workshop on summer care of deciduous fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, etc). Topics to be covered include summer pruning, fertility, irrigation, best pest control practices[...]
Watsonville Strawberry Festival 10:00 am
Watsonville Strawberry Festival @ Historic Downtown
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Watsonville Strawberry Festival traces its roots to the Watsonville Strawberry Dessert Festival that was founded in 1995 to help downtown Watsonville recover from the Loma Prieta earthquake. The Festival now exists to: Provide a[...]
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Ag Order Public Scoping Meeting 9:00 am
Ag Order Public Scoping Meeting @ UCCE Salinas Conference Room
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
As many of you know, the current Agricultural Order (known as Ag Order 3.0) will expire on March 8, 2020. With this deadline in mind, Water Board staff must now begin the task of developing[...]
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Managing Cover Crops in an Arid Region: A Farmer’s Perspective webinar 11:00 am
Managing Cover Crops in an Arid Region: A Farmer’s Perspective webinar
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will focus on managing cover crops to improve soil health in a fragile, arid region of western Oklahoma by integrating livestock and multi-species covers into a diverse no-till cropping and grazing system to[...]
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Sustainable Berry Workshop 8:15 am
Sustainable Berry Workshop @ UCCE Santa Cruz County
Aug 9 @ 8:15 am – 11:45 am
Farm Fuel Inc., with support from UC Extension and UCSC Shennan Lab, will be hosting the Sustainable Berry Workshop on August 9, 2017 from 8:15am- 11:45am at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Watsonville,[...]
Growing with Digital Media – Ag marketing innovations 12:00 pm
Growing with Digital Media – Ag marketing innovations @ Monterey County Farm Bureau
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Insights for business owners to better understand and maximize digital advertising strategies.
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Farm Bill Listening Sessions 9:30 am
Farm Bill Listening Sessions @ Hartnell Community College- Steinbeck Hall
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Heading into the next Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee members will be gathering input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders from around the country. Several programs key to the success of organic agriculture are under threat[...]
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Seed Quality, Harvesting and Equipment webinar 11:00 am
Seed Quality, Harvesting and Equipment webinar
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deciding when and how to harvest seed can be one of the most tenuous steps that will ultimately impact the yield and quality of your seed crop. This webinar will cover basic principles for determining[...]
Ag Order Scoping Meeting 1:00 pm
Ag Order Scoping Meeting @ Watsonville Civic Center, Community Room
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
As many of you know, the current Agricultural Order (known as Ag Order 3.0) will expire on March 8, 2020. With this deadline in mind, Water Board staff must now begin the task of developing[...]
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Focus on the Beef Cow – Workshop 9:00 am
Focus on the Beef Cow – Workshop @ King City Fairgrounds Orradre Buling
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Economic Ranch Tools Cow Herd Nutrition Risk Management Drought and Wet Cycles on the Central Coast and Risks for Livestock Production Systems Local Livestock Nutritional and Health Issues Invasive Weeds, Concerns and Management on Rangelands[...]
Webinar: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 101 7:46 pm
Webinar: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 101
Aug 16 @ 7:46 pm – 8:46 pm
Organic professionals are invited to join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) for a series of webinars on how the new federal food safety regulations intersect with organic regulations. The first[...]
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Focus on the Beef Cow – Workshop 9:00 am
Focus on the Beef Cow – Workshop @ Arroyo Grande Hall Association
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Economic Ranch Tools Cow Herd Nutrition Risk Management Drought and Wet Cycles on the Central Coast and Risks for Livestock Production Systems Local Livestock Nutritional and Health Issues Invasive Weeds, Concerns and Management on Rangelands[...]
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ALBA & Aggrigator: Connecting Farmers to Land, Knowledge and Opportunity 11:00 am
ALBA & Aggrigator: Connecting Farmers to Land, Knowledge and Opportunity @ ALBA
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) is a non-profit organization with a 100-acre training facility based in the heart of the Salinas Valley. ALBA provides a bilingual and college-accredited Farmer Education Course for aspiring[...]
Pie Ranch Work Day and Barn Dance 1:00 pm
Pie Ranch Work Day and Barn Dance @ Pie Ranch
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Work Day: 1:00 – 4:00 Optional Farm Tour: 4:00 Potluck and Barn Dance: 6:00
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Healthy Soils Program Workshop 1:00 pm
Healthy Soils Program Workshop @ Old Gilroy City Hall Restaurant
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn about grant funding available to put in practices that sequester carbon into working lands through CDFA’s Health Soils Program (HSP). Technical assistance workshops provide hands-on application assistance to help growers and grower representatives successfully[...]
Soil Health Webinar 2:00 pm
Soil Health Webinar
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the CCOF Foundation and the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) for a webinar on the relationship of soil health and soil organic matter in organic farming systems. Are you looking for the latest information[...]
Tech Talk® with WaterBit webinar 3:00 pm
Tech Talk® with WaterBit webinar
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for this month’s Tech Talk on August 22, where Manu Pillai, the founder of WaterBit, will demonstrate how the startup’s low-cost moisture sensors let growers know exactly when crops need water or additional[...]
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Healthy Soils Program Incentives Grant, Technical Assistance Workshop 9:00 am
Healthy Soils Program Incentives Grant, Technical Assistance Workshop @ UCCE Santa Cruz County
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grant funding is available to install practices that sequester carbon into working lands through CDFA’s Health Soils Program (HSP). Technical assistance workshops provide hands-on application assistance to help ranchers, growers and their representatives successfully apply[...]
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Healthy Soils Program Incentives Grant, Technical Assistance Workshop 9:00 am
Healthy Soils Program Incentives Grant, Technical Assistance Workshop @ Swanton Pacific Ranch
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about grant funding available to put in practices that sequester carbon into working lands through CDFA’s Health Soils Program (HSP). Technical assistance workshops provide hands-on application assistance to help ranchers, growers and their representatives[...]
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Building Relationships and Meeting Needs of Small Farming Operations webinar 11:00 am
Building Relationships and Meeting Needs of Small Farming Operations webinar
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center Small Farm Assistance Webinar Series, Part 1 Participants will learn about strategies and techniques to address the needs of small farming operations.
Online Course: Introduction to Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch Planning (1st of 6 classes) 12:00 pm
Online Course: Introduction to Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch Planning (1st of 6 classes)
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you looking for an online course where you can get your questions answered? Are you interested in learning Holistic Management but can’t find a course near you? Would you like to connect with like-minded[...]
Webinar: Biodynamic Principles and Practices 4:30 pm
Webinar: Biodynamic Principles and Practices
Aug 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The deep principles and innovative practices of biodynamic agriculture can be taken up by any farmer or gardener wanting to enhance the health and vitality of their soil and the food they grow. In this[...]
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Monterey County Fair
Monterey County Fair @ Monterey County Fairgrounds
Aug 31 – Sep 3 all-day
Competitors in both junior and adult exhibitions show livestock, gardening, arts and crafts in the exhibition halls, each hoping to be the winner in their category. Fairgoers can also compete in daily cooking contests.