December 2019 Volume 3, Number 12
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January 7, 2020

Farming in the New Normal

Ulatis Community Center
1000 Ulatis Drive
Vacaville, CA 95688

Get the latest information from California researchers, government agency leaders, agriculture industry professionals and innovative farmers to help you understand how climate change will affect your farming operations. Explore how you can implement practical strategies to thrive in a new climate reality. Learn more and register .
January 11, 12, & 25, 2020

California Forest Stewardship Workshop

UC Cooperative Extension Office
890 North Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

This workshop series will help landowners develop plans to improve and protect their forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner. Registration for the workshop costs $60; lunches on two days and materials will be provided. Learn more and register.
January 14, 2020

2020 Rangeland Summit

Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 East Earhart Avenue
Stockton, CA 95206

UC ANR and the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition are collaborating to present the 2020 Rangeland Summit . The theme is "Rangeland Health – Sustaining Ranchers, Communities, and Ecosystems." Network with ranchers, academics, non-government and agency rangeland decision and policy makers from across California. Learn more and register.
January 22, 2020

2020 Statewide Pistachio Day
Visalia Convention Center
303 E. Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291

Pistachio Day delivers the latest research-based production practices to prospective or current growers, production managers and pest control consultants so that they are better able to achieve their pistachio growing goals. The diverse program includes sessions on food safety and regulations, horticulture science and integrated pest management. Learn more and register .
This is just a sampling of our upcoming events. See more events in our calendar .
Spotlight on Practical Resources
Hmong-language pesticide safety videos
A series of videos describing California pesticide rules and safety in Hmong is now available to view for free online. The videos were produced by  California State University, Fresno  and  UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno County  with funding from the  California Department of Pesticide Regulation . The nine-part video series – Complying with Pesticide Laws and Regulations in California – is part of DPR's mission to reach California's farming communities. The videos cover a number of topics including using personal protective equipment, understanding pesticide product labels and application permit requirements. “We worked with Hmong farmers who are following pesticide regulations themselves, and are now giving back to educate their peers,” said Ruth Dahlquist-Willard, UC Cooperative Extension small farm advisor, who collaborated on the video production. Michael Yang, longtime UC Cooperative Extension small farms and specialty crops agricultural assistant, stars in the videos, interacting with farmers based on his extensive experience and trusted relationships in the Hmong farming community, and narrating the educational content in Hmong.“We hope the videos broaden the reach of our local extension programming to help more farmers understand pesticide regulations and avoid fines, as well as improve their safe handling, selection and use,” said Yang. DPR also has comprehensive pesticide safety and outreach material available in Punjabi, Spanish and English .
Notes From the Field
UC ANR is improving California life with science-based solutions
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources  reflected on some of its most compelling achievements in a report that provides an overview of the sweeping impacts its scientists and educators made in 2018. UC ANR's impacts are felt across the state – in places where water is scarce, climate is changing farming practices, children need a little extra support to get to college, and families can use guidance to stretch their food budgets. Of the hundreds of ways UC ANR impacts California lives and livelihoods, 40 are highlighted in   Working for the Benefit of All Californians: 2018 UC ANR Annual Report .

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