February 2020 Volume 4, Number 2
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March 4, 2020

Golden State Dairy Management Conference
UCCE Stanislaus County Ag Center
Harvest Hall
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358

Presenting California research to address California dairy needs, the speaker lineup includes University of California farm advisors, specialists and dairy faculty. Continuing education units have been approved. Learn more and register .
March 18, 2020

Ag Innovations Conference
Veterans' Memorial Center
313 W. Tunnell Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458

This conference and trade show provides the latest updates from university, federal agency, industry researchers and growers on crop production and protection technologies.This year's theme is Comprehensive Crop Care. Continuing educations units have been approved. Registration includes lunch and refreshments. Register .
March 25-26, 2020

California Dairy Sustainability Summit
Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815

The California Dairy Sustainability Summit explores new ways for dairy farmers to promote environmental sustainability, develop new business opportunities, improve operational efficiency,
reduce emissions and conserve water, set high standards for animal health, and reduce on-farm costs. Speakers include California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, and UC ANR's Ermias Kebreab and Frank Mitloehner. Learn more and register .
This is just a sampling of our upcoming events. See more events in our calendar .
Spotlight on Practical Resources
Healthy Beverages Online Course
The University of California is providing a free online course, Healthy Beverages in Early Care & Education, in English and Spanish for child care providers in California. The 30-minute on-demand class is a friendly way to learn about the latest recommendations for healthy beverages for children and help child care providers meet the  California Healthy Beverages in Child Care Act (AB 2084)  requirements. The training includes videos, short quizzes and activities, and covers topics such as milk, types of fruit juice, drinking water and reading a nutrition label. A professional development certificate is provided upon completion of the class. To sign up for the class, visit  http://bit.ly/NPIccbevE  for English and  http://bit.ly/NPIccbevS  for Spanish and create an account. 
Notes From the Field
In person and over the airwaves, Yang helps Hmong farmers prosper
For the past 26 years, Hmong farmers in the San Joaquin Valley have relied on Michael Yang , UC Cooperative Extension small farms and specialty crops agricultural assistant for Fresno County, to help them prosper . The Hmong farmers grow Asian specialty crops including eggplant, lemongrass, long bean, squashes, bittermelon and moringa. Connecting Southeast Asian farmers to sell their produce at farmers markets has been a vital role for Yang, who serves as a translator and cultural interpreter between the immigrant farmers and farmers market managers.

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