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North State Precision Ag Expo & Farm Business Forum, Nov. 15-16, Orland
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:52:00 +0000
Glenn County Fairgrounds
221 E Yolo St
39° 44' 31.2936" N, 122° 10' 50.8044" W
See map: Google Maps
The Glenn County Fairgrounds, in partnership with Kevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design LLC, is planning the North State Precision Ag Expo & Farm Business Forum scheduled for Nov. 15-16 in Orland, Calif. at the Glenn County Fairgrounds.
This event is designed to: promote family-business in the North State; discover common concerns, share solutions, and learn best practices; solidify the community and create collaborative sharing opportunities; educate farming professionals about current/upcoming precision agronomic and business practices; and prepare farms and family business owners to embrace a more complex future.
The Expo & Forum will also include a trade show, workshops, demonstrations, small breakout sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities. The goal is to attract proactive and forward thinking farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness owners from throughout the region.
The two day event will provide the opportunity to learn firsthand about the latest in agricultural technologies and best practices in farm business management. Attendees will gain hands on experiences with the latest gadgets in our trade show, have access to multiple continuing education hours through a variety of speaker topics, and small workshops to get personalized instruction.
Speakers include: Kevin Spafford, Legacy By Design; Eric Houk, CSU Chico; Scott Gregory, AgOne Solutions; Allan Fulton, University of California; John Unruh, CSU; John Hewlett, University of Wyoming; Noelle Ferdon, Golden State Farm Credit; Jake Brimlow, CSU; Roland Fumasi, Rabobank; Neil Koenig, author of “You Can't Fire Me, I’m Your Father!”; Kishore Joseph, CSU; Robert Ryan, Ryan Wealth Management; Michael Larkin, Helena Chemical Company; Christopher Gallo, Simplot; and Cody Hill, Ag One Solutions.
7 a.m. - Registration and check in
8 a.m. – Breakfast - sponsored by CSU Chico College of Agriculture
8:15a.m. - Keynote: John Unruh, Dean, CSU Chico, College of Ag. - Agriculture Education in a New Age
9:00 a.m. - Morning sessions and trade show opens - Success to Significance Evolution of Precision Agriculture, and Precision Irrigation to Evaluate Orchard Water Stress
12:00 p.m. – Lunch, sponsored by Colusa-Glenn Farm Credit
1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions Panel - Maintaining a Healthy Bottom Line Data Management, Make it Work for You Growing the Business of the Future Creating Capabilities, and Defining a Team
4:00 p.m. - Trade Show
4:30 p.m. - Mixer hosted by Heritage Insurance and California Women in Agriculture
6:00 p.m. - Trade Show closes
8 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - Keynote: Roland Fumasi, Senior Analyst, Rabobank - Land Values in California & How They Affect Your Opportunities
9:00 a.m. - Morning sessions and trade show opens - Food Safety & Security Regulations; 5 Big Mistakes in Succession Panel: A Look at the Future
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions - Safety isn’t Rocket Science; Using Satellite Imagery to Track Seasonal Tree Health; and Ag Apps to Change the Way You do Business
3:00 p.m. - Closing Session
4:00 p.m. - Trade Show closes
Registration is available online.
Registration cost: Stud[...]
Delta Corn-Sorghum Field Meeting, Oct. 4, Tyler Island
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:43:00 +0000
A Delta Corn and Sorghum Field Meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Tyler Island at Mello Farms on Bunk Rd.
10 a.m. - Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results - Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor in San Joaquin County and the Delta
10:15 - Variety traits for the Delta - Seed company representatives
10:30 - Sorghum seeding rates for optimum productivity – preliminary results - Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
10:45- View field plots
Light refreshments will be provided.
Directions from Walnut Grove - Thornton Rd., go south on Race Trace Rd. Turn right on Tyler Island Rd. Follow the road up to the levee and the road bends left. Turn left on Brunk Rd. and follow the signs.
American Pima cotton on its way back
Ted Sheely of Lemoore, Calif., left, takes over as Supima chairman for retiring chairman Keith Deputy of Chamberino, N.M, center. Joining the board this year is new California director Brad Reinhart of Corcoran, Calif., right.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:51:00 +0000
The pain of $3 American Pima cotton prices and the resulting loss in markets still lingers almost six years after the fact.
However, growers and merchants were told recently at Supima’s annual meeting in Coalinga, Calif. that the tide is turning with improved sales and an uptick in prices. Acreage is up 23 percent in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas this season to 190,300 acres with a production estimate of 565,000 bales, an increase from 433,000 bales last season.
Simazine herbicide under EPA re-registration review
Junglerice is one of the many weeds labeled for Simazine herbicide.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:14:00 +0000
Public comment period runs until Oct. 4
The product is crucial for weed control in numerous crops, including: oranges, grapefruit, lemons, almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, apples, pears, grapes, corn, cherries, peaches, plums, blueberries, strawberries, and other crops.
The EPA re-registered simazine in 2006 and began its regularly scheduled registration re-review in June 2013, a process that typically takes six years to complete. In June 2016, EPA posted its draft ecological risk assessment..
When agriculture succeeds we all prosper
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:33:00 +0000
Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Les Wright likes to point out that his county’s drop to the No. 3 slot is completely due to water as growers on the west side of that county – Fresno is the only county in the San Joaquin Valley to cover the entire width of the Valley with farms – began having their water curtailed shortly after the turn of the 21st Century because of federal court decisions that stripped farmers of their irrigation water.
Wright is right. The dust bowl that is now much of Fresno County’s west side began with the regulatory constraints on irrigation water that once freely flowed in the area.