UCCE Sonoma County
Save the Dates
Feb 7
Feb 9
Hopland Hikes: Meet the Lambs - Hopland REC
Feb 11
Basic Disaster Safety for Ag Biz Owners & Workers, HALTER
Feb 12
Finding Farmland, Farmlink
Feb 12-15 Grapevine Production Short Course
Feb 21
Vineyard IPM Conference, UCCE San Luis Obispo
Feb 22-23 Small Farm Conference, CAFF & Farmers Guild
Master Gardener Workshops

Plus Partner Events - see below
Sonoma County Grape Day
Thursday, Feb 7, 7am - Noon
Santa Rosa Veteran Memorial Building
1351 Maple Ave | Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Grape Day is an annual program presented by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) that provides research-based information on issues important to the production of coastal winegrapes. 

TOPICS include the effects of smoke taint on fruit and wine composition, vine performance in nematode infested site, preemergence herbicide programs, Pierce's disease epidemiology , and impacts of leaf removal and fruit dropping on ripening and vine physiology.

All that and 1.5 CE units!

Breakfast and check-in starting at 7am. Pre-register for $42 if paid online with credit card or by check by February 6. Registration at the door is $47 (cash or check only) .

Grapevine Production Short Course
Feb 12-15, Napa  Springhill Suites & 
Oakville Experimental Vineyard

Plan to join us for this integrated vineyard management short course featuring UC faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists and Farm Advisors, and USDA researchers who will provide an in-depth, comprehensive study of all phases of grapevine culture and production.

The program is based on the latest information and research and will cover the fundamental principles that form the basis for practical decisions and include Q&A for each session, quality time with instructors and networking opportunities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: New and experienced growers as well as other industry members interested in commercial grape production.

REGISTRATION for California residents begins December 3, 2018. Open registration will begin December 18, 2018.

Presented by the UC Davis and the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Vineyard IPM Conference
Feb 21, Veterans Memorial Building in

UCCE San Luis Obispo is holding a Vineyard IPM Conference to present information on various aspects of pest, disease and vine health management.

DPR CE and Certified Crop Adviser hours have been requested.

Events & Workshops by our Partners:

This three-hour class is for Agriculture business owners, their workers who may be permitted to enter Mandatory Evac Zones to care for their property and animals during an ongoing disaster, and, other Ag industry workers who may be called upon by Incident Command to assist them.

Class covers basic safety and situational awareness in Wildland and WUI fire, flood/slide and earthquake incidents. Additional training is required for those interested in joining a Community Animal Response Team (such as Sonoma CART or Napa CART).

Enrollment is open to: 4-H and FFA, members of ag organizations, agricultural business managers and workers, teachers, or anyone interested in being safer during and after a disaster.
Class is taught by
State of California Fire Training Instructors.
TUITION: FREE Coffee and snacks provided.

Sponsored by:  HALTER Project
Monday, Feb 11 
9-12pm OR 2-5pm
Sonoma County Farm Bureau
3589 Westwind Blvd, Santa Rosa 

Finding Farmland  by California Farmlink

The National Young Farmers Coalition and California FarmLink are hosting this evening workshop to help you:
  • Understand the costs associated with acquiring farmland
  • Create a strategy for finding affordable land tenure
  • Know your financing options
This workshop is for people who have some farming/ranching experience and are looking for affordable, secure land tenure. Dinner will be provided as part of your registration. 
Please register by February 7, 2019.


Feb 12, 2019, 3pm to 7pm

Petaluma Community Center | 320 N McDowell Blvd | Petaluma
31st Small Farm Conference  by CAFF and Farmers Guild

Where farmers, ranchers and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.

Programs catered for new farmers, seasoned growers, farmers market managers and anyone supporting small farms, whether from within kitchens, the halls of Sacramento, school cafeterias or out in your own neighborhood.

Feb 23 workshops with UC :
  • Food Hubs:Boosting Small farm Success 
  • Nitrogen Management on Organic Farms
  • Non-traditional community supported agriculture models
  • On-farm poultry processing 
  • Urban farming: big impacts from small farms
  • Feb 22 & 23, 2019

    UC Davis Student Farm & Bowley Center | 1050 Ext Center Drive | Davis