The Ventura and Santa Barbara County Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are hosting four free workshops to assist growers interested in applying for funds from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program.
The California Avocado Society (CAS), California Avocado Commission and the University of California Cooperative Extension are hosting a series of "Irrigation Management and Automation" seminars. Speakers include:
- Brad Adams — Agricultural Sales, Irrometer
- Steve Grove — Regional Sales Manager, CONNECT Division, McCrometer, Inc.
- Amir Haghverdi — Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist/Scientist of Integrated Urban Water Management, UC Riverside
The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering this seminar for arborists/foresters/tree care professionals, land managers, researchers, industry stakeholders, elected officials and county agricultural commissioners, members of city parks and public works departments and those involved in waste management, water/air quality control and biomass processing.
The UC Statewide IPM Program and AgSafe are offering a series of Pesticide Safety Instruction Training Workshops designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers. The course meets the newly established 2018 Worker Protection Standard of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Those who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers.
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in San Diego is hosting two events — a seminar and a workshop — focused on labor management issues.