September 2019. Harvest Time 🍅🍈🍑🌾🍇🍐🍎🌿
Irrigation Study: Vineyards Needed!
We are looking for growers who are interested in collaborating on a survey of vineyard irrigation water use.
Many blocks are needed, must be located in either one of the GSA's or Alexander Valley. The survey study results will be anonymous. Learn more...
Match.Graze
Reduce Fire Fuels
In the wake of the devastating wildfires that have affected California, many municipalities have adopted stringent weed abatement & fire code enforcement policies. This has led to a demand for cost-effective, practical vegetation management services such as contract grazing.

UCCE Sonoma/Marin is developing Match.Graze a list to connect landowners to contract grazers across CA. We currently collecting information’s from contract grazers & landowners in CA.

⬅️⬅️Two surveys: one for contract grazers and one for those looking for grazers to munch down those fire fuels.
Sonoma Ready Day
Emergency resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from emergencies.

Visit the Master Gardener's table for Firewise Landscaping information.

Noon talk : Fire Resilience for Farmers with Farmers Guild
Sep 14 - Nov 2, 2020
Eight Saturday sessions

Pepperwood Preserve
Santa Rosa
Become A California Naturalist
In this 8-week course, participants meet every Saturday to explore Pepperwood and learn about different natural history topics. 

Each session runs from 9am-3pm and includes time in the classroom as well as time in the field. Participants will learn about Sonoma county's natural ecosystems, hydrology, soil science, mammology, ecology, ornithology, and geology. 

Those completing the 40-hour course along with their capstone project will receive their California Naturalist Certification through the UC certification program.
Sept 17, 1:30pm
Dixon, CA
Elderberry Field Day
Native hedgerows on farm edges benefit wildlife, pest control, carbon storage and runoff, but hedgerow planting by farmers in California is limited, often due to establishment and maintenance costs. What if hedgerows could provide a source of farm income, to offset costs?

Sept 17-19
UC Davis

Fresh-cut Products Annual Workshop
This workshop provides an intensive and substantive overview of fresh-cut production, processing, packaging, distribution and quality assurance. Participants gain working knowledge of established and new procedures through topic-related sessions and demonstrations.

The workshop is relevant to all levels of fresh-cut produce industry professionals—from small, local and regional produce processors to large businesses with nationwide distribution. Food scientists, food engineers, quality assurance personnel and new product development staff as well as representatives from research institutions, the restaurant and Institutional food industries, and equipment, packaging and ingredient suppliers will all benefit from attending.
Applications due Sept 23
Become A Master Gardener
If you love to garden, learn about horticulture, and want to share your information with others, the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County offers you the opportunity to learn and to use your knowledge of gardening to serve the community.
Volunteers Needed for 4-H
Our 4-H programs are growing every year and we need more volunteers to help us deliver the content to more youth around Sonoma County. 

The volunteering time is flexible with your schedule and training will be provided to prepare you to be a successful Project Leader/Coach. 

Teens looking to volunteer should also reach out to us as they can complete their community service hours with 4-H. 
New Website Design
We are excited to show off our NEW website.
UC ANR has been rolling out the new design over the past year.

Same great information on a new site. We welcome feedback.
Events & Workshops by our Partners:
CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for projects funded by CAL FIRE
This class will focus on CEQA processes related to CAL FIRE grant funding and private/ public agencies' legal obligations. It will cover CEQA's purpose, why it applies, basics (authority, summary, key terms, process), lead & responsible agencies,
September 5, 10am
ACR Bouverie Preserve
Seven Habits for Effective Farmers Webinars
​1st Wednesday of each month from May 2019 to November 2019 at 9am-10am Pacific. FREE click here to learn more .
9/4 Goal Setting and Marketing
10/2 Farm Safety and Stress Management
11/6 Succession Planning
Weekend Along the Farm Trails
Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm this fall. Guests must register to receive the list of participating farms. 
AgTech Expo
December 8-9, SRJC Shone Farm
Come learn the latest in appropriately-scaled Ag Tech, interact with innovators and start working smarter, not harder.
California Small Farm Conference
Save the Date for the 32nd annual! 
February 27-29, 2020 in San Luis Obispo
Need to sell, trade, donate or buy something for your operation?
Check out our partner:  CropMobster