- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
We invite you to attend a Delta Rice Workshop on Wednesday, August 23rd from 10:00am to noon on Staten Island (23319 N. Staten Island Rd., Thornton). The workshop is collaboratively supported by Fish Friendly Farming, the Delta Conservancy, Conservation Farms and Ranches, the CA Land Stewardship Institute, the Regional Water Board, and UC Cooperative Extension. Organizers will demonstrate the use of a recirculation pump in rice production, with a discussion of potential financial support programs. Additionally, there will be a presentation on The Nature Conservancy's Bird Returns Program, and I will provide an update on UCCE research in Delta rice.
The agenda is below, and more information is available from the attached flyer. CDFA INMP (1.0) and CCA (1.0 SW, 0.5 CM) continuing education credits have been approved. We hope to see you at the meeting!
Fish Friendly Farming and Delta Conservancy/Regional Board funding - Laurel Marcus, FFF
Recirculation Pump System - Jerred Dixon, Conservation Farms and Ranches
Can funding programs such as SWEEP be used for recirculations pumps and pipelines - Laurel Marcus, FFF
Bird Returns Program - Julia Barfield, TNC
Research Activities in Delta Rice - Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE