Farmers: Learn What Needs to Be Done When SGMA is Implemented in 2020
Don Wright with waterwrights.net along with the Tulare County Farm Bureau and the WET Center at Fresno State will present the second SGMA Survival Tool Kit. Thursday, May 30th from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Exeter Memorial Building 324 N. Kaweah Ave, Exeter, CA 93221.
There is no charge and Gar Tootelian will be providing BBQ beef sandwiches, the American Pistachio Growers Association will provide pistachios, Don Wright’s 81-year old mother baked 300 homemade cookies and the Tulare Farm Bureau is bringing bottled water.
“This is not a GSA meeting or a DWR or State or Regional Board meeting; there will be some DWR folks to help with the interpretation of the law but not to tell us what to do,” said Wright. “And of course GSAs will be a topic but the message about them will be – they are our neighbors doing some heavy lifting. They are not the enemy and are in need of our support and input.”
This meeting is about what farmers can do to prepare for SGMA before it’s implemented next year. Are wells and irrigation systems operating optimally? Is monitoring and record keeping up to speed? Do they have their legal and real estate ducks in a row? There are experts speaking on these subjects but we will be encouraging growers to speak as well.