- Author: Nicholas Clark
This year's Alfalfa and Forage Field Day held on September 19, 2018 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA, was another success.
The presentations and handouts from that day are now available on the University of CA Alfalfa and Forages website. Click here to reach the page where you can download individual presentation slides and handouts.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Industry sponsorship of this event reached an outstanding level, and the meeting will be funded for another year without the need to reach out to potential sponsors in 2019. Thank you again to our sponsors BASF, Bayer CropScience, Gar Tootelian, Innovative Ag Services, Netafim, Simplot, and Verdegaal Brothers.
PCA's and CCA's earned 1.5 "Other" DPR CEU's and/or 4.0 CCA CEU's in five areas.
This year, non-UC employee guest speaker Tim Hays, PCA with Buttonwillow Warehouse, gave a great presentation about the industry perspective on the state of alfalfa insect IPM.
Of note, we saw about 65 students from Avenal High School attend as part of a work study program sponsored by Wonderful Company in which the students are tracked through all four years of high school, taking college courses and participating in ag professional continuing education. Each successful student will graduate high school with a diploma in addition to an AS degree in an ag field.
AFTER THE MEETING, LOOKING TO 2019
Participants will receive a kind reminder request in their email inbox to fill out an evaluation survey letting us know how we did and what we can improve/provide next time. This meeting is for growers, consultants, allied industry, and agency staff interested in forage production in the San Joaquin Valley, and we need your input to make it worth your while.