☘️ March 2020 ☘️ | ☘️ May the Luck O' the Irish Be With You! ☘️
Funding for Climate Smart Ag Practices
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is soliciting for applications for two programs: Healthy Soils Program (HSP) and Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). These programs, funded through the state's Cap and Trade Program, aim to support agricultural production through incentivizing practices resulting in a net benefit for the environment through innovation, efficient management, and science.

UCCE Sonoma County received funding to assist farmers and ranchers in applying for these funds.
FireSmart Lake Sonoma
February 29, 2pm - 4pm
Lake Sonoma Milt Brandt Visitory Center
3333 Skaggs Springs Road
Your property may be eligible for FREE fuels management! Grant from CalFire supports this workshop. Topics include:
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Roadside fuel reduction work
  • Residential defensible space projects
  • and more
For more info, contact the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District at 707-857-4373
Golden State Dairy Mgmt Conference
March 4, 8:30am, Harvest Hall | Modesto
Learn from University of California Farm Advisors, Specialists, and Dairy Faculty on topics relevant to California dairying. This event is designed for dairy producers, employees, nutritionists, veterinarians, companies and other members of allied industry who are interested in topics related to dairy production in California.
* CEU requested

Register by Feb. 28 for only $50!
Southern SJV Grape Symposium
March 13, 7:30-1:30pm | Tulare
Topics include:
  • Pierce Disease Detection with Artificial Intelligence
  • Mealybugs Resistance to Imidacloprid
  • Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance
  • Remote Sensing of Nitrogen on Grapes
  • and more...

CE: 2 .5 PCA and 3.75 CCA hours have been requested
March 18 | Santa Maria
Ag Innovations Conference
This conference provides the latest updates from university, federal agency, and industry researchers and growers on crop production and protection technologies.

With the underlying principle of integrated pest management, the conference will cover topics ranging from identifying a pest to forecasting crop health.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments.
6.0 CCA and 4.0 DPR CEUs have been approved.
Report: California's Working Landscape
“When people think of California's economy, they think of entertainment, information technology and other industries. They may not think of working landscape,” said Glenda Humiston, University of California vice president, agriculture and natural resources. “People may be surprised to learn that California's working landscape accounts for 6.4% of the state's economy, supports more than 1.5 million jobs and generates $333 billion in sales .”
Events & Workshops by our Partners:
California Small Farm Conference
February 27-29, 2020, San Luis Obispo

Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soils—just a few of the things you’ll find growing on small farms and ranches all across California.
Farm Finance Expo
March 25, 2020, Petaluma

One-Stop Shopping for Ag Loans and Resources for Financing Your Farm or Ranch!
  • Meet Local Ag Lenders and Explore Financing Options
  • Take steps to Build your Farm or Ranch Business Success
  • Manage Your Farm’s Finances (Instead of Your Finances Managing You)

The program will be available in English and Spanish.

Gain access to the best possible financing to support your success.
California Dairy Sustainability Summit
March 25-26, 2020, Cal Expo

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
  • Reduce on-farm costs.
Farm Field Day with Wild Farm Alliance
April 14, Healdsburg

All Things Avian Farm Field Day

The field day will host several speakers including avian researchers, farmers, NRCS and RCD representatives, native plant specialists, and more.
Save the Date! Spring Farm Tour
May 2 & 3, 2020

Blossoms, bees, and barnyard babies: There’s nothing more delightful than springtime along the Sonoma County Farm Trails

Registration is free and easy, and will give you access to the insiders' guide to a family-friendly agrarian adventure throughout Sonoma County.
Jobs Opportunities in Agriculture & Natural Resources
Ag Program Assistant - Extra Help
Department of Ag/Weights & Measures
Fish & Wildlife Tech 1 - Extra Help
Sonoma Water
Vegetation Specialist
Transportation & Public Works
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