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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 webinar or event.

By popular demand, Western Farm Press offers 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. [Note: Live events may be cancelled because of the coronavirus. Check with the coordinators of the event you plan to attend.]

August 11

Food Systems Resiliency Spotlight Series: Webinar #3

  • Webinar via Zoom
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Contact: anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

How to Become a Certified USDA Vendor

  • Webinar
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • Register here
  • Sponsor: Almond Alliance of California

August 12

Working Rangelands Wednesdays - Early Weaning and Cull Strategies

  • Webinar
  • Register here
  • Contact: Dan Macon, (530) 889-7385
  • Sponsor: Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Avocado Weed Management and Biostimulants in Agriculture

  • Free webinar
  • 9 to 11 a.m.; register here
  • Contact: sirios@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: UCCE San Diego

Establishing Nut Crop Orchards

  • Webinar series (No. 3 of 3)
  • 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Cost $10 for three workshops; register here
  • Contact: ANR Program Support Unit
  • Sponsor: UCCE

August 13

Measures of Soil Carbon Cycling and Storage

  • Free webinar
  • Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America

August 18

Managing Hay and Pasture Insect Pests

  • Microsoft Teams webinar
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • To register and for information, email Christopher Lambert at christopher.lambert@ag.tamu.edu
  • Sponsor: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

August 19

UC Ag Experts Talk: Use of Plant Growth Regulators on Citrus

  • Free webinar
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Register here
  • Contact: Petr Kosina (pkosina@ucanr.edu)
  • Sponsor: UC Ag Experts Talk

August 21

Reduce Winter Feeding with Stockpiled Forage & Winter Pasture

  • Webinar
  • 7-9 a.m. (Part 1); 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Part 2); 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (Part 3)
  • Cost: $35; register by Aug. 18
  • Sponsor: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

August 24

Forest Stewardship Workshop - Plumas

  • Beginning of weekly online series that runs through Oct. 21
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Includes one in-person field day Saturday, Sept. 12 at UC Berkeley Forestry Camp, Meadow Valley in Plumas County
  • Cost $60; register here
  • Contact: Kim Ingram, kcingram@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: Forest Research and Outreach

August 25

2020 Citrus Production for New Growers Course

  • Webinar
  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $85; register here
  • Contact: Sonia Rios, sirios@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: UCCE San Diego

Food Systems Resiliency Spotlight Series: Webinar #4

  • Webinar via Zoom
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Register here
  • Contact: anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Aug. 26

California Rice Virtual Field Day

  • Zoom webinar
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $20; register here
  • Contact: Whitney Brim-DeForest wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Sept. 8

Food Systems Resiliency Spotlight Series: Webinar #5

  • Webinar via Zoom
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Contact: anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Sept. 9

UC Ag Experts Talk: What's in your Orchard: Protecting California from Invasive Species

  • Free webinar
  • 3 to 4 p.m.; register here
  • Contact: Petr Kosina (pkosina@ucanr.edu)
  • Sponsor: UC Ag Experts Talk

Sept. 17

Measures of Soil Nitrogen Cycling

  • Free webinar
  • Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America

Sept. 22

Food Systems Resiliency Spotlight Series: Webinar #6

  • Webinar via Zoom
  • 10 to 11 a.m.; register here
  • Contact: anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Nov. 4-6

California Fresh Fruit Association Annual Meeting

  • Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach. Calif.
  • Rescheduled from March 15-17
  • Sponsor: California Fresh Fruit Association

Nov. 17

Practical Measures of the Soil Microbiome

  • Free webinar
  • Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America

Dec. 7-11

The Almond Conference 2020

  • Virtual conference
  • Details will be provided
  • Sponsor: Almond Board of California

Dec. 8

Standard Measurements for Soil Health

  • Free webinar
  • Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America

Jan. 19, 2021

Soil Health Economics

  • Free webinar
  • Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America

Jan. 26-28, 2021

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

  • Virtual conference
  • Registration will begin in fall 2020
  • Sponsors: American Society for Enology and Viticulture, California Association of Winegrape Growers

To view the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources' full calendar of events, click here. For information about AgCEU courses, click here. For the UC Agritourism Directory, click here. Find a link to UCCE in your county on the map at https://ucanr.edu/About/Locations/. For the Almond Board of California's calendar of events, click here.

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