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Updated regularly for readers of Western Farm Press and Western Farmer Stockman. Send us information about your upcoming webinar or event.

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A University of California Cooperative Extension field day is held in 2019.Tim Hearden

By popular demand, Western Farm Press and Western Farmer Stockman offer 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 [email protected] or Todd Fitchette at [email protected]. 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. Times listed are Pacific time unless otherwise noted. [Note: Live events may be cancelled because of coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings. Check with the coordinators of the event you plan to attend.]

April 10

101st Annual California Ram Sale

  • International Agri-Center, Tulare, Calif.

  • 9 a.m.

  • Sponsor: California Wool Growers Association

April 15

NorCal Climate Futures: Forest Health and Fire Preparedness

April 19, 21, 26, 28, 30; May 3

Advances in Grapevine Production Short Course

  • Online sessions via Zoom

  • 8 a.m. to noon

  • Cost: $75 per session OR $450 fee for entire course; register here

  • Sponsor: UCANR Program Support Unit

April 20, May 18

Cover Cropping in Perennials in the San Joaquin Valley

  • Two-part webinar

  • Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Register here

  • Contact: [email protected]; (530) 750-1361

  • Sponsor: UCANR Program Support Unit

April 21

UC Ag Experts Talk: Drought Effects on Permanent Crops

  • Webinar on Zoom

  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Register here

  • Contact: Petr Kosina ([email protected])

  • Sponsor: UC Ag Experts Talk

April 22

Agronomic Crops & Irrigation Water Management Field Day

  • Webinar

  • 9 a.m. to noon

  • Register here

  • Contact: Ali Montazar - [email protected]

  • Sponsor: UC Imperial County Cooperative Extension

May 6, 13, 20

Production Agricultural Water Workshops

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.

For Oregon State University Extension's complete events calendar, click here. For the University of Arizona Extension's, click here. For Washington State University Extension's, click here. For the University of Idaho Extension's, click here. The University of Nevada-Reno Extension's event calendar is here; Utah State University Extension's is here; the University of Wyoming's is here; Montana State University Extension's is here; and Colorado State University Extension's is here.

About the Author(s)

Todd Fitchette

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Todd Fitchette, associate editor with Western Farm Press, spent much of his journalism career covering agriculture in California and the western United States. Aside from reporting about issues related to farm production, environmental regulations and legislative matters, he has extensive experience covering the dairy industry, western water issues and politics. His journalistic experience includes local daily and weekly newspapers, where he was recognized early in his career as an award-winning news photographer.

Fitchette is US Army veteran and a graduate of California State University, Chico. 

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