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2019 Almond Conference Tim Hearden
Growers and others attend a main session at the Almond Conference in Sacramento, Calif., in December 2019.

Western Farm Press Calendar of Events

Updated regularly. Send us information about your upcoming event

By popular demand, Western Farm Press is reintroducing a calendar of upcoming agriculture-related events for your planning and consideration.

This list will be updated regularly. To submit an event for the calendar, email Tim Hearden at tim.hearden@farmprogress.com or Todd Fitchette at todd.fitchette@farmprogress.com. Be sure to include the date, time and place of the event, an agenda or brief description, contact information and a web link, if you have one.

Here are just some of the events coming up in the West.

Jan. 21-25

Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

  • Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff, CA
  • Free to attend; some events ticketed
  • CSU-Chico Alumni Social, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24
  • Phone: (530) 527-2045
  • Sponsor: Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee

Jan. 22-25

EcoFarm Conference

  • Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
  • Registration rates vary
  • Contact phone: (831) 763-2111
  • Sponsor: Ecological Farming Association

Jan. 25

Forest Stewardship Workshops

  • University of California Cooperative Extension Office, 890 N. Bush Street, Ukiah, CA
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $60
  • Contact: Mike Jones, mjones@ucdavis.edu, (707) 463-4495.
  • Sponsor: UC Forest Research and Outreach

Jan. 27

Salinas Valley Energy Forum

  • Taylor Farms Curious Classroom, Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology, 150 Main St., SModesto Centre Plaza/DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 L St., Modesto, CA
  • uite 130, Salinas, Calif.
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Contact: WGCIT, (831) 272-0661
  • Sponsors: WGCIT, Concentric Power Inc.

Jan. 29

Northern SJ Valley Processing Tomato Meeting

  • Modesto Centre Plaza/DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 L St., Modesto, CA
  • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Free to attend; registration required for CTGA meeting immediately afterward
  • Contact: Zheng Wang, zzwwang@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: Stanislaus County

Jan. 30

Early Season Cotton Symposium

  • 21881 N. Cardon Lane, Maricopa, AZ
  • 10 a.m. to noon; includes barbecue lunch, door prizes
  • Features trade show-style booths, hands-on activities, opportunities to speak with researchers
  • Contact: Karen Geldmacher, Americot Germplasm Specialist, kgeldmacher@americot.com; cell 520.560.6600
  • Sponsors: Americot, USDA Arid Land Agricultural Research Center

Jan. 31

North SJ Valley Almond Day

  • Modesto Centre Plaza 1150 9th Street, Modesto
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Contact: Roger Duncan, raduncan@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: Stanislaus County

Feb. 4

Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day

  • Sutter-Yuba Cooperative Extension Office, 142A Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA
  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • RSVP for lunch by Jan. 24 at (530) 822-7515 or mlsearcy@ucanr.edu
  • Contact: Janine Hasey, 530-822-7515
  • Sponsor: Sutter-Yuba UCCE

Feb. 4-6

Colusa Farm Show

  • Colusa County Fairgrounds, 1303 10th St. (Highway 20), Colusa, Calif.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Free to attend
  • Phone: (530) 458-2645

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

  • California Exposition and State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
  • Registration rates vary
  • Contact phone for registration: 530-753-3142
  • Sponsor: California Association of Winegrape Growers

Feb. 5

UCCE Sacramento-Solano-Yolo Almond Meeting

  • UCCE Yolo Office, 70 Cottonwood St, Woodland, CA
  • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension

Feb. 6

Manure Management Workshop

  • Imperial County Farm Bureau, 1000 Broadway, El Centro, CA
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Kristian Salgado, (442) 265-7700
  • Sponsor: UCCE Imperial and Imperial Farm Bureau

Sonoma County Grape Day

  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: $42 in advance; $47 at the door
  • Contact: dcurle@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: UCCE Sonoma County

Feb. 6-8

71st Annual Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference and Equipment Expo

  • Shasta District Fairgrounds 1890 Briggs St. Anderson CA
  • Free to attend; ticketed special events
  • Sponsor: Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference

Feb. 7

Walnut Day

  • Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, Ca
  • 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sponsor: UCCE Tehama County

Feb. 10

California Farmin' Conference

  • Fresno State, Satellite Student Union Earl Whitfield Hall
  • 2485 E. San Ramon Ave.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free registration; parking fees apply on campus
  • Sponsor: Farmer Veteran Coalition

California Garlic and Onion Symposium

  • UCCE Tulare County Ag Building Auditorium, 4437 S Laspina St, Tulare, CA
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Contact: Tom Turini - 559-375-3147
  • Sponsor: Fresno County

Feb. 11-13

World Ag Expo

  • International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare, Calif.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Admission $15 at the gate; children 6 and under, free
  • Click here for more information

Feb. 12, 13, 14, 19

California Healthy Soils Program Workshops

  • Feb. 12: noon to 2 p.m., UC Cooperative Extension, 1050 East Holton Road, Holtville, CA
  • Feb. 13: 9 to 11 a.m., 1031 S Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield
  • Feb. 14: 9 to 11 a.m., UCCE Tulare Office, 4437-B S. Laspina St., Tulare, CA
  • Feb. 19: 9 to 11 a.m., 669 County Square Drive Suite #100, Ventura CA
  • Contacts: Kristian Salgado, (442) 265-7700 for Imperial; Shulamit Shroder, (661) 868-6218 for Kern and Tulare
  • Sponsors: UCCE, California Institute for Water Resources

Feb. 18

Export 2020: The California Wine Global Export Conference

Feb. 19

Healthy Soils and Field Crop Grower Meeting

  • UC Cooperative Extension Office - Sutter Yuba, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA
  • 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Contact: Sarah Light, UCANR Farm Advisor
  • Sponsor: Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Feb. 21

Tehama Prune Day

  • Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, CA
  • 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sponsor: UCCE Tehama County

Feb. 26

UCCE Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day

  • Veterans Memorial Building, 1424 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City
  • 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension

Feb. 28

Sacramento Valley Pistachio Day

  • UCCE Yolo Office, 70 Cottonwood St, Woodland, CA
  • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Sponsor: UCCE Yolo County

March 2-4

American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference

  • Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plz., Monterey, CA
  • Members $350, non-members $500
  • Contact phone (559) 475-0435
  • Sponsor: American Pistachio Growers​​​​​

March 3

Southern Sacramento Valley Prune Meeting

  • 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA
  • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension

March 4

Yolo-Sacramento-Solano Walnut Meeting

  • Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St, Woodland, CA
  • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension

March 23-26

Outlook 2020 Agribusiness Conference

  • Visalia Marriott/Convention Center
  • Sponsor: California Chapter, ASFMRA
  •  Event inclues: Release of 2020 Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report

To view the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources' full calendar of events, click here.

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