CAFF will be hosting a workshop to assist folks interested in applying for the Healthy Soils Incentive Program. If you have questions about this program, feel free to reach out to me or you can read more about it here-- incentives program or demonstration projects.
Applying for the Healthy Soils incentives program?
Thu, August 31, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
36355 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently released a request for applications for the Healthy Soils Program, which provides funds for farmers to implement Healthy Soils practices in an effort to build soil carbon and reduce greenhouse gases in California agriculture. With support from the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) will be hosting a workshop in Davis, CA on August 31st to provide technical assistance to California growers and ranchers interested in applying for the Healthy Soils incentives program.
To learn more and/or sign up for the workshop, click here or visit www.caff.org.
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This training will be offered in Davis, CA in English on Oct 12. Please share with your friends and colleagues who may be interested.
Instructor Training Workshops
Update your knowledge of changing regulations!
This course meets the requirements established by the revised Worker Protection Standard,
which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department
of Pesticide Regulation. This workshop, presented by the UC Integrated Pest Management
Program and AgSafe, will qualify participants who successfully complete the program to train
fieldworkers and pesticide handlers under these revised regulations. Topics will cover
pesticide exposure, signs and symptoms of illness, emergency medical care, proper use of personal
protective equipment, safe handling and transportation of pesticides, and laws and regulations
regarding labels and safety data sheets.
Who Should Attend?
Ag supervisors • Growers • Farm Labor Contractors • Safety Managers • Safety Trainers
$200 per person. Payment is by credit card only.
Continental breakfast, lunch and materials provided. Includes a certificate of completion.
No refunds will be given.
Space is limited, register early!
Classes will be from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 7:45am.
Registration is only online. For details and to register, visit www.ipm.ucanr.edu/events or www.agsafe.org.
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Continuing Education Hours will be available through California Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR).
Updates to Train-the-Trainer instruction & materials funded in part by DPR.
A great workshop is scheduled for Thursday Aug 10 at UC Davis. It's a busy time of year, but it could be a great time to improve your skills to benefit this summer's seed saving.
ORGANIC BREEDING AND SEED INTENSIVE
Join Jared Zystro of Organic Seed Alliance, and Julie Dawson and Bill Tracy of University of Wisconsin-Madison, to learn how to develop new varieties and produce commercial quality seed. Learn basic principles to evaluate, develop, improve, and maintain both cross-pollinated and self-pollinated plant varieties for your farm. The training will also include a brief overview of seed biology, how to manage population size and isolation distances and seed production, harvesting, cleaning, and storage best practices.
Number of participants is limited.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER EXTENDED THROUGH TODAY!
Join us for an exciting tour of Bay Area Wholesale Markets!
Register by Friday June 9 at
Space is limited. All are welcome.
Join UC Cooperative Extension's Margaret Lloyd and UC Small Farm Program's Shermain Hardesty on a tour of wholesale markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We will be meeting with:
- Michael Janis, General Manager, San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
- Cooks Company, San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
- Organic Produce Wholesaler, San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
- Bay Cities Produce, San Leandro
- Simon Richard, BiRite Market's Produce Manager, San Francisco
- Topics covered: Pricing, produce quality, packaging standards, grading standards, building relationships, selling to wholesalers, compliance and other topics.
The bus will begin loading at 6:15AM in front of the UC Cooperative Extension Office in Woodland, 70 Cottonwood Street. We will leave promptly at 6:30AM, returning by 5:30PM.
$10, REGISTER BY JUNE 9 Space is limited.
Registration fee includes a snack, bottled water and lunch.
The tour will begin with an overview of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market by Michael Janis, the Market's General Manager. We will also visit several of the Market's vendors, including Cooks Company and an organic produce wholesaler. We will talk to buyers about what they look for when buying produce, and learn about standard pricing practices.
We will then visit Bay Cities Produce in San Leandro; it supplies produce to restaurants, institutions, foodservice and government organizations. Bay Cities carries a full line of fresh, frozen, and prepared fruits and vegetables. Next, we'll visit with BiRite Markets' Produce Manager, Simon Richard, and learn how they buy direct from farmers and what they are looking for. The tour will cover the specialties of the different wholesalers and provide tips on how to build long-lasting relationships with wholesale clients.
During the bus ride from Woodland to San Francisco, Shermain will describe the packaging and grading standards that farmers and other businesses must comply with when selling wholesale./span>
Knowing whether your fresh market tomatoes have enough nitrogen at each growth stage can be very challenging because multiple amendments are often added to grow organically such as compost + sea bird guano + liquid fertilizers. A small research team at the University of California are undertaking a study to demystify this information. Through this research, we will determine the nitrogen demand in tomatoes and how much nitrogen is made available by each amendment, for each week over the season. We would love to know what amendments you are using so that we can include them in our study.
Nitrogen in Organic Tomatoes Survey
Please help us make this research most relevant for you by completing the survey. Results from this research will be made publicly available.
Thank you so much!
*For those who attended the Organic Production Meeting at UCCE in February and completed the survey then, THANK YOU!