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Attendees listen to a presentation at the 2019 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, Calif.

Western Farm Press Calendar of Events

Events throughout California and Arizona. 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.

Oct. 23

Fourth Annual Open Farm

  • SCE Energy Education Center, 4175 S Laspina St., Tulare, CA
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free to growers and academia; $20 for power and water utilities; $40 for others
  • Register here
  • Contact: Dennis Donohue, (831) 594-4883
  • Sponsor: Western Growers

Orchard cover crop support network: Seeding and calibration training 

  • Will have no-till drill, an air seeder and broadcaster on hand
  • Time: 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Bullseye Farms young walnut block, just north of 9241 Mace Blvd. Davis, CA (HM Clause Facility)
  • Questions: contact Kat Jarvis-Shean kjarvisshean@ucanr.edu

Oct. 24

Kern County Ag Day

Oct. 28-30

Annual FREP/WPHA Conference

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA
  • Cost: $220 (students $130) for pre-registration, or $225 ($135) on site
  • Sponsors: Fertilizer Research and Education Program, Western Plant Health Association

Oct. 31

Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day

  • Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 287 S Briggs Rd, Santa Paula, CA
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Sponsor: University of California Cooperative Extension

Nov. 3

Hopland REC field day and harvest celebration

  • 4070 University Road, Hopland, CA 95449
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Luncheon included; cost is $70 for adults and $15 for children under 16
  • Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105 hbird@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center

Nov. 3-5

CAPCA Conference and Agri-Expo

  • Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno, Nev.
  • Registration ranges from $100 for children to $410 for adult non-members
  • Contact: Dee Strowbridge, 916-928-1625 or dee@capca.com
  • Sponsor: California Association of Pest Control Advisors

Nov. 5

UC Almond Production Short Course

  • 303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Contacts: Kellie McFarland, (530) 750-1259 or Shannon Martin, (530) 750-1328; ANRProgramSupport@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Nov. 6

Healthy soils field day and equipment showcase

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: Meridian, Calif.
  • Directions: From Hwy. 20, turn on Drexler Rd. Follow to stop sign. Turn right at stop sign then take first left onto S. Meridian Rd. Follow UCCE field day signs to meeting location.
  • Questions: Contact Sarah Light at (530) 822-7515 selight@ucanr.edu; or, Amber Vinchesi-Vahl at (530) 458-0575 acvinchesi@ucanr.edu

Nov. 7

So You Want to Start a Farm or Ranch...

  • Placer Business Resource Center, 1000 Sunset Blvd, Suite 105, Rocklin
  • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $10 per person; register online
  • Contacts: Cindy Fake, cefake@ucanr.edu or Dan Macon, dmacon@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension

Nov. 12-14

San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course

  • Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 S Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA
  • Registration is $750 before Oct. 22, $800 from Oct. 22 to noon Nov. 7, and $850 thereafter
  • Contact: anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Nov. 12

Water diversion, monitoring and reporting training

  • Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa; and UCCE Mendocino County, 890 N. Bush St., Ukiah
  • 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Santa Rosa); 1 to 4:30 p.m. (Ukiah)
  • Pre-registration only
  • Contact: mnozzari@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: UCCE Sonoma County

Nov. 13

NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop

  • Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento
  • Tickets $150 for NGRA members, $250 for non-members
  • Sponsor: National Grape Research Alliance

Nov. 19-21

Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium

  • Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno, Nev.
  • Registration is $400 for three days and $325 for two days by Nov. 8; $450 and $375 thereafter
  • Contact: Jane Townsend, executive director, jane@agamsi.com
  • Sponsor: California Alfalfa and Forage Association

Nov. 22

Post Harvest Almond & Walnut IPM Workshop

  • Chico Memorial Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico, CA
  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Contact: Emily Symmes, ejsymmes@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: UCCE Butte County

Dec. 5

WIN Expo Trade Show and Conference

  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Registration $150-180 for full conference, $20-35 for expo floor pass
  • Sponsor: Wine Industry Network

Dec. 8-11

CFBF Annual Meeting, Monterey

  • Registration is $35 for members and $100 for non-members until Nov. 8 and $70 and $200 thereafter
  • Register online or download the registration form and mail it to CFBF

Dec. 10-12

Almond Conference

Jan. 19-21, 2020

NFU Women's Conference

  • Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, San Diego
  • Cost: $125; click here to register
  • Sponsor: National Farmers Union

Jan. 21-25, 2020

Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

  • Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff, CA
  • Free to attend; some events ticketed
  • Phone: (530) 527-2045
  • Sponsor: Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee

Jan. 22-25, 2020

EcoFarm Conference

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

Feb. 4-6, 2020

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. 11-13, 2020

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

March 2-4, 2020

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

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

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