- Author: Brooke Jacobs
We are getting ready to host our third pomology extension course, “Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management”, at UC Davis. Our class is taught by University of California faculty, extension specialists, and farm advisors. The Fruit and Nut Research and Extension Center will provide funding for three scholarships to attend the entire course scheduled on November 10th – 20th, 2014.
A grower who took our first class said that it is a great opportunity to “understand the science behind why we do what we do”, and get “plenty of one-on-one time with the instructors.” Another long time grower from the central valley said that “the instructors are amazing. In this course you learn from some of the top minds in the industry. They're a treasure trove.”
Don't miss your chance to participate!
Scholarship applicants must be California growers who meet at least one of the following criteria:
1) Less than three years of experience growing tree crops
2) In the process of transitioning between crops (ex. peach to almond)
3) Small farms with less than 40 acres of tree crops total
Complete an online application form to apply: LINK HERE
Scholarship applications are due June 1st, 2014. The FNRIC advisory board, composed of UC faculty, extension specialists, and farm advisors, will review applications and notify recipients soon after the deadline. If you have questions about the scholarship application please contact Brooke Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-754-9708).