August 2019 Volume 3, Number 8
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September 12, 2019

2019 Turfgrass & Landscape Research Field Day

UC Riverside Turfgrass Research Facility
Riverside, CA 92521

Learn about the latest turfgrass research, attend the tradeshow and network with others in the industry at this field day for sicentists, academics, managers of turf facilities and others interested in turfgrass.
September 17, 2019

Elderberry Field Day

The Cloverleaf Farm
8946 Olmo Lane
Dixon, CA 95620

Come learn how plants typically grown for hedgerows can also serve as a source of income. We will tour on-farm hedgerows with elderberry plantings and facilitate a value-added product discussion and demo.
September 19, 2019

2019 Alfalfa and Forage Field Day and Forage Beets Meeting

UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 South Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648

Get ready for a half day of forage research demonstrations and educational presentations in the field and in the classroom. Topics will include irrigation, nutrient and pest management, crop production and breeding, and pertinent laws and regulations. A separate forage beet meeting will take place in the afternoon, following lunch (provided). Register.
September 21, 2019

Transforming to a Sustainable Garden

Rohnert Park Library
6250 Lynne Conde Way
Rohnert Park , CA 94928

What is a sustainable garden and why is it so important for the future? Using visual examples of suburban gardens, Sonoma County Master Gardeners will suggest projects to transform a typical garden into a more environmentally friendly and sustainable garden that can be both a beautiful and enjoyable outdoor space.   Learn more .
This is just a sampling of our upcoming events. See more events in our calendar .
Spotlight on Practical Resources
California Agritourism Website
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) has taken the lead in California for many years in helping farmers and ranchers learn and connect as they grow their agritourism enterprises. Now, UC ANR offers a new website, California Agritourism, that compiles information for farmers, ranchers and everyone involved in California agritourism into one easy-to-use site. The site includes articles, worksheets, checklists, guides, webinars, presentations, contacts and other materials created by UC ANR advisors and staff; presentations and handouts shared by agritourism stakeholders and educators at UC ANR agritourism workshops; and links to useful agritourism resources created by other universities and organizations. Materials on the site are organized by activity, by region and by audience. Farmers and ranchers can add their farm or ranch to the California Agricultural Tourism Directory and you can sign up for the email newsletter,
Notes From the Field
Children are getting healthier, but the obesity crisis is not over

Real progress has been made in tackling the epidemic of childhood obesity since the first  California Childhood Obesity Conference  was held 20 years ago, but there is more work to be done. “Going forward, solutions to the obesity epidemic are multidisciplinary,” UC ANR VP Glenda Humiston said. “I'm looking forward to working with all of you – public and private organizations – to design a way to move forward,” she said.

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