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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 or Todd Fitchette at 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.

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

Ventura March Healthy Soils Workshop

  • 669 County Square Drive Suite #100, Ventura CA
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Contact: Alli Fish,
  • Sponsor: California Institute for Water Resources

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 5

2020 Citrus Showcase

  • Visalia Convention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA
  • 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; lunch from $40
  • Contact: Alexis Silveira at
  • Sponsor: California Citrus Mutual

March 7, 8, 14

California Forest Stewardship Workshop

  • Shasta College, Room1213, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA
  • Registration is $60; three-day course includes instructions on writing a forest management plan
  • Contact: Rick Satomi, or (530) 224-4900
  • Sponsor: UC Forest Research and Outreach

March 10

Sierra Nevada Tree Mortality Data Network Workshop

  • US Forest Service Wildfire Training Center, McClellan, CA
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Register here
  • Contact: Susie Kocher,
  • Sponsor: UC Forest Research and Outreach

March 13

Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium

  • UCCE Tulare County, 4437 S Laspina Street, Tulare, CA
  • 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Sponsor: UCCE Tulare County

March 17

Foothill Grape Day 2020

  • Amador County Fairgrounds - Pokerville Hall, 18621 Sherwood Street, Plymouth, CA
  • 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $40; register here
  • Contact: Robin Cleveland - 530-621-5528
  • Sponsor: UCCE Central Sierra Farm Advisor

March 19

Shafter Cover Crop Field Day

  • Intersection of Mettler Avenue & Madera Avenue, Shafter, CA
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Free to attend; register here
  • Contact: Shulamit Shroder, 661-868-6218
  • Sponsor: California Institute for Water Resources

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

March 25

California Dairy Sustainability Summit

  • Cal Expo, 550 E Shaw Ave Suite 210-B, Sacramento, Calif.
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sponsor: CDQAP, CDRF, CDP

March 25-27

66th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens & 51st California Nematology Workshop

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Registration $30-$95
  • Contact: Gerald Holmes (
  • Sponsor: Nematology Workgroup

March 26-28

California Farm to School and School Garden Conference

  • Jacobs Center For Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26-27; school tours March 28
  • Registration prices vary
  • Sponsor: The Farm To Institution Center

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

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