Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Farmer-to-Farmer Breakfast
A reminder that the next Farmer-to-Farmer breakfast will be at Wings at the Auburn Airport (13595 New Airport Rd.) on Thursday, March 13th from 7 to 8:30 AM.
Please RSVP to me cefake@ucanr.edu by 9 AM Tuesday March 11th. We need to let the restaurant know how many are coming.

Drought Workshops for Commercial Orchard and Vegetable Growers
Despite all the rain, we are still in a drought, and you will need to conserve water this summer because we have no snowpack for summer water.
Come learn about techniques to reduce water use in your crops or orchards, monitor soil moisture, and schedule irrigations.

Vegetable Crops WorkshopWednesday March 19th, 9 AM to 12 noon, Wheatland

Citrus WorkshopWednesday March 26th, 9 AM to 12 noon, Penryn

Deciduous Orchards WorkshopThursday, March 27th, 9 AM to 12 noon, Auburn

Register online at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=12536After registering, you'll receive an e-mail with information and directions.
$5 per person, payable in cash at the workshop. Fee includes drinks, snacks, and materials.
Pre-registration is required. Each workshop is limited to 20 people as they will be hands-on.

Beginning Farming Academy applications are open.
The Academy is April 4th and 5th.  More info at http://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/?calitem=226543&g=22527   
Apply online at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=11976 If you know someone who is just getting started and needs some direction and assistance, please let them know about this.