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

With the recent onset of unprecedented rainstorms, with yet another major front moving in this week and next week, planting and harvesting activities will be severely constrained.

Below are a few important recommendations to consider before engaging in agricultural operations due to excessive rain or flooding in your fields.

Many employers find it worthwhile to check the references, job history, personal character, criminal conviction history or credit history of an individual prior to making the decision to hire or promote. This can be done through an in-house investigation using public records or by an outside third-party consumer-reporting agency (CRA).

Teresa McQueen

The success of every organization relies on a thriving workforce, whose leaders inspire creativity, know how to effectively delegate tasks, and make decisions with integrity. To keep your employees engaged, consider providing your management team with new tools and insights that can help them be more effective at managing challenges and change. Leadership is a skill that takes time to grow and develop. With a strong training program, your managers’ can learn powerful principles to influence your workforce and impact your business outcome.

Anna Bilderbach


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