We had a great 17th Annual Continuing Education Seminar for Ranchers on December 5! There were about 80 people. We had lots good discussion, particularly about ground squirrels and prescribed burning for medusahead. If you missed the meeting or want more details, click here to access the agenda and the presentations.
Please join the San Benito County Weed Management Area for our 17th Annual Continuing Education Seminar for Ranchers on December 5 from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm at the Hollister Veterans Memorial Building: 649 San Benito Street, Hollister.
This is a free event and will cover identification, monitoring, and management of rangeland weeds. We will also hear from UCCE's new beef vet specialist and and get updates from local agencies.
Bring your weeds to have them identified by a botanist! Two hours of pesticide continuing education credit (including 1 hour of Laws and Regulations) have been approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation.
For more information, contact Devii Rao at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-637-5346 x14. Here's the flyer for a detailed agenda.
WHEN:Wednesday, October 24th, 8:30 am – noon
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Building, Room 218, 649 San Benito Street, Hollister
The meeting is geared toward owners and managers of working ranches and farms who are looking for ways to keep their land intact and productive for future generations. A panel of landowners will share their experiences with easements and other strategies for successful ranch succession, and a second panel of speakers will describe the tools and programs available for working lands conservation through their organizations and agencies.
Clifton Dorrance, Dorrance Ranches, LP.
John & Jack Varian, V6 Ranch
Dave Brigantino, Soap Lake Ranch, Brigantino Realty
Donnie Baldocchi, Gabilan Ranch
Jeremiah Leibowitz, California Rangeland Trust
Dan Dungy, San Benito Agricultural Land Trust
Matt Brown, PG&E Compensatory Mitigation Program
Jennifer Moonjian, CALTrans Mitigation Programs
Reggie Knox, California FarmLink
The Pajaro Compass is a Network for voluntary conservation that helps people to connect, learn, and partner in the Pajaro River Watershed. The Pajaro Compass provides a way for landowners and managers, public agencies, conservation organizations, funders, and elected officials to connect and engage in efforts to maintain a healthy and productive watershed.
This workshop is open to ALL sheep producers, large and small, and industry stakeholders.
Workshop Cost ∼ $25.00 for members, $35.00 non-members
Registration Deadline: October 5th
Late Fee: $10.00
CLICK HERE for registration form and tentative agenda.
I'm hoping you will be willing to take 3 minutes to fill out a survey about why oaks are important to you and what info you need about oaks to better manage your lands. Here's a link to the survey, which has 7 questions: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25464.
The survey is totally anonymous.
For additional information, please contact:
Devii Rao in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties: email@example.com or 831-637-5346 x14.
Julie Finzel in Kern, Kings, Tulare counties: firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-868-6219.
Rebecca Ozeran in Fresno and Madera counties: email@example.com or 559-241-6564.