Sign up now for the in-person Pre-harvest Product Sampling and Testing Workshop taking place on January 31 at the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA). This event will be organized by Western Growers and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA).

The agenda for the event will include topics related to establishing a testing program, lab processes, testing methods, Q&A and a field sampling demonstration.

Kara Timmins

Starting January 24, 2023, UCCE Santa Clara; ALBA-Agriculture Land-Based Training Association and CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant will be hosting an Organic Agriculture Seminar Series every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. PST until March 21, 2023. Each workshop will include a 30-minute presentation followed by questions and general discussion on the day’s topic. Recordings of the 30-minute presentation will be made available after the event, but the questions and discussion will only be available in the live Zoom event.

Kara Timmins

On this episode of Voices of the Valley, Simon Pearson, Founding Director of The Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology, shares insight into how aiming for lofty heights gives a better perspective on potential solutions to agriculture’s workforce challenges.

“We started with the hard problem - a bit like a moonshot - and then as we actually did that work we sort of went 'Hmmmm, hang on a minute, there’s a few low-lying opportunities here,'” he says.

Kara Timmins

Sign up now for the Cover Crops: A Leading Strategy for Soil Health & Ag Order 4.0 Compliance event on February 16. This is a free, seven-hour field day hosted by Sustainable Conservation, Monterey County Farm Bureau and Braga Fresh to cover practical knowledge of cover cropping and regulatory water quality incentives to assist growers with complying with the Ag Order 4.0.

The event will include presentations from the following people:

Eric Brennan, USDA ARS

Gina Colfer, Wilbur Ellis

Tom Hearne and Keston Giudici, L.A. Hearne Company

Kara Timmins

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