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California Climate and Agriculture Summit
California Climate and Agriculture Summit @ UC Davis
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
The 5th California Climate & Agriculture Summit begins with a conference at UC Davis on Feb. 28th. Keynote speakers include Karen Ross (Secretary of CDFA) and Glenda Humiston (VP of UC Division of Agriculture &[...]
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The State of Organic Panel – CalPoly 4:00 pm
The State of Organic Panel – CalPoly @ CalPoly
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A panel discussion on trends and innovations in the organic industry. Join us as we host industry leaders who will share their perspectives on the evolution of the organic marketplace, including its origins, successes, challenges,[...]
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AWQA Farm Monitoring to Meet Ag Order Requirements 1:30 pm
AWQA Farm Monitoring to Meet Ag Order Requirements @ San Lorenzo Park
Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
I. AWQA Overview – mission, organization, partners, meetings (Pam Krone, AWQA) II. Ag Order 3.0 Update of Ag Order and Requirements On-Farm Monitoring for Ag Waiver (Jocelyn Bridson, Rio Farms) Field sampling & data collection[...]
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Raising Mason Bees in the Garden 10:00 am
Raising Mason Bees in the Garden @ Alan Chadwick Garden
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
When you think of beekeeping, you probably think about honey bees, but there are actually thousands of bee species. One bee species that can also be raised in your garden is Osmia lignaria, the mason[...]
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CCRWQCB Ag Order Hearing
CCRWQCB Ag Order Hearing @ Watsonville City Council
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day
Ag Order 3.0 Hearing.
Webinar: Tomato Varietal Improvement 11:00 am
Webinar: Tomato Varietal Improvement
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join eOrganic for a webinar about organic tomato breeding and variety improvement by some of the leading experts in this field! This webinar takes place on March 7th, 2017 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central,[...]
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Israel Ag Tech Innovation Showcase Delegation 9:00 am
Israel Ag Tech Innovation Showcase Delegation @ Western Growers Center for Innovation
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
To connect the innovation centers of ag technology in Israel with those in CA, a delgation of Israeli companies will com together with US Ag Industry stakholders to explore business and investment opportunities.
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Ranching Sustainability Workshop and BBQ 9:00 am
Ranching Sustainability Workshop and BBQ @ BranQuinho Ranch
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The RSA panel and discussion topics include:  Steve Sinton: RSA Confidentiality, Monitoring, Easements  George Work: Communication & Creative Thinking  Chuck Pritchard: Measuring Practices for Profitability  Bill Tietje: Developed by Ranchers, RSA[...]
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Soil Health Economics: A Farmer’s Perspective- webinar 11:00 am
Soil Health Economics: A Farmer’s Perspective- webinar
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will present the economic benefits of soil health based on implementing a soil health management system that includes continuous no-till, cover crops, nutrient management, and subsurface drainage.
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WIVI 2017
WIVI 2017 @ Paso Event Center
Mar 15 all-day
WiVi Central Coast is the premier wine and viticulture symposium and trade show in Central California. Now the largest wine industry event south of San Francisco, WiVi boasts 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with[...]
WIVI Central Coast 8:00 am
WIVI Central Coast @ Paso Event Center
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SIP Certified is the proud Community Sponsor of WiVi Central Coast, is the premier wine and viticulture symposium and trade show in Central California. Now the largest wine industry event south of San Francisco, WiVi[...]
Programa de Entrenamiento para Finanicamiento y Conservacion 1:00 pm
Programa de Entrenamiento para Finanicamiento y Conservacion @ NRCS
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Los Talleres serán los martes de 1-4pm: 15, 22, 29 de marzo, y 5 de abril Aprovéchese de la serie de cuatro sesiones de entrenamiento que se ofrece a los agricultores para ayudarles a mejorar[...]
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Central Coast Winegrape Seminar 1:00 pm
Central Coast Winegrape Seminar @ UCCE Monterey County
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Red Blotch Disease – Update on vector spread and consequences of Field Infection Virginia Creeper Leafhopper Identification, biology and integrating management practices with existing leafhopper populations Effect of planting methods and root trimming on early[...]
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Pie Ranch Workday and Barn Dance 2:00 pm
Pie Ranch Workday and Barn Dance @ Pie Ranch
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To pitch in, bring work gloves to protect your hands, gardening tools for working the soil and cutting plants, and plenty of enthusiasm! (We have backup gloves and tools in case you forget, so don’t[...]
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Conservation Planning 9:00 am
Conservation Planning @ Halter Ranch & Parrish Family Vineyards
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A conservation plan helps you preserve, conserve, and enhance the natural resources on your property. A plan with specific goals and priorities can help make decisions to improve soil health, prevent erosion, improve the water[...]
Solutions for Climate Change in our Rural Landscape 4:00 pm
Solutions for Climate Change in our Rural Landscape
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Soil health has emerged as a global priority to combat climate change. Join us for a discussion about what we can do on agricultural lands and in our backyards to remove carbon from the atmosphere.[...]
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Sustainable Winegrowing and Certification Webinar 10:00 am
Sustainable Winegrowing and Certification Webinar
Mar 22 @ 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[...]
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Fertigation Course 8:00 am
Fertigation Course @ CalPoly
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cal Poly ITRC and the Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) of the CDFA are providing a 1-day short course on Fertigation. The course will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers[...]
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HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management
HMI Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management @ Paicines Ranch
Mar 24 – Mar 25 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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Growing Hops Workshop 8:00 am
Growing Hops Workshop @ SRJC Shone Farm
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Outline steps to starting a small scale commercial hop farm Examine successful growth and expansion over a 5 year period Examine the local market Learn how to build relationships with local breweries and research institutions[...]
Garden Bed Preparation, Chadwick Style! 9:30 am
Garden Bed Preparation, Chadwick Style! @ Alan Chadwick Garden
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin and organic farmer Caroline Martin for a special workshop about garden bed preparation, featuring the classic double digging technique that Alan Chadwick introduced at the Student Garden Project (now[...]
Permaculture: Guilds for a healthy garden 2:00 pm
Permaculture: Guilds for a healthy garden @ Common Ground Garden
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A guild is a group of plants, animals, and other organisms which work well together. In Permaculture, a guild can be as simple as a collection of plants in healthy soil in a bed, or[...]
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Ground Squirrel & Weed Control Workshop 9:00 am
Ground Squirrel & Weed Control Workshop @ Board of Supervisor's Hearing Room, County Administration Building
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Squirrel biology, squirrel Integrated Pest Management (IPM), weed biocontrol survey, top rangeland weeds & control measures, sustainable ranch self-assessment. Speakers: Roger A. Baldwin, PhD., Pest Management Specialist – UC Davis Mel Graham, IPM Specialist –[...]
How to Control California Ground Squirrels 1:30 pm
How to Control California Ground Squirrels @ Templeton Community Center
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Topics covered: Squirrel Biology IPM Plan Using Bait. Carbon Monoxide and more options Review of CDFA Bait labels Speakers: Roger A Baldwin Ph.D., Pest Mgmt Specialist Dave Kratville, Sr. Environmental Scientist Bill Tietje, Ph D.,[...]
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Berry Health Benefits Symposium 2017
Berry Health Benefits Symposium 2017
Mar 28 – Mar 30 all-day
From March 28 to 30, 2017, some of the world’s most renowned berry researchers will gather in Pismo Beach, California, USA to present research that will attract media and consumer attention to berries as a[...]
Sustainability Metrics and Food Chain Transparency Webinar 12:00 pm
Sustainability Metrics and Food Chain Transparency Webinar
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
In today’s market, consumers have increasing interest in the details of sustainable food production. To meet consumer demand for more information, retailers and processors have responded by setting sustainability metrics. What factors into these metrics[...]
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Pajaro Valley CropManage Workshop 8:00 am
Pajaro Valley CropManage Workshop @ UCCE Santa Cruz County
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. With an over-drafted groundwater basin, and water quality regulations that are closely linked to nutrient management, efficiently using water[...]
SIP Smart Seminar 8:00 am
SIP Smart Seminar @ Niner Wine Estates
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
This educational event is geared toward all SIP Certified teams. Whether your team works in the vineyard, tasting room, or sales, this seminar will help you maximize the value and benefits of your certification. Sharing[...]
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