January 22, 2014

Northern Central Valley Has Full Calendar

Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Board Meeting

Jan. 27                5:30 p.m. Monday, January 27 at the YSFB office. 475 N. Palora Ave, Suite A Yuba City, CA 95991

Jan. 27                Richvale: 8:00 am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale

Jan. 27                Glenn: 1:00 pm, Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Highway 45, south of Glenn

Jan. 31                Colusa: 8:00 am, CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa

Jan. 31                Yuba City: 1:00 pm Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City

RSVP for Spray Safe

Jan. 28                The Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau will host Spray Safe 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 in Franklin Hall at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds. This is a FREE training on safe spraying practices for the entire farming community. Spray Safe provides live demos in English and Spanish, and offers 3 continuing education units through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. All farm owners, employees and industry professionals are welcome and lunch will be provided. Full agenda attached. Call or email YSFB to RSVP.

Farm Transition Planning Hosted Dinner

Jan. 28                Nationwide Insurance will host its “Land as Your Legacy” farm transition planning seminar 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau office. Dinner will be catered by Casa Lupe, see attached flyer for more details. RSVP to YSFB at

Seminar on Drought Mitigation in Livestock Production

Jan. 29                UCCE will hold a seminar entitled, “Mitigating Drought: Optimizing Pasture, Supplemental Feed and Managing Risk,” from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29 at the UCCE Sierra Foothill Research Station, 8279 Scott Forbes Road, Browns Valley, CA 95918. This seminar will also be available via webcast for those who cannot attend.

Order Your Tri-Tip Now! Help Send YF&R to State Conference in Visalia

Jan. 30                Let the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau's Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee cook for you at their drive-thru tri-tip dinner on January 30 at Tractor Supply in Yuba City. YF&R will be whipping up a delicious full spread for you to take home. Be sure to order your meal in advance – get one for $15, or four for $50 by calling AJ at 682-2511. Dinners will be hot and ready for pickup from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30at the Tractor Supply parking lot. Proceeds will help send the group to YF&R State Leadership Conference in Visalia this February.

South Sacramento Valley Winter Almond Meeting

Feb. 4                  UCCE will host its annual South Sacramento Valley Winter Almond Meeting8:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, February 4 at Stagehands Theater, Colusa County Fairgrounds. 1 hours PCA CE units have been requested, as well as 3 CCA CE units. Topics covered include pruning, rootstocks, groundwater management, irrigation in a drought year, and more.

UCCE Pesticide Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshops in Woodland

Feb. 18                UC ANR Integrated Pest Management will offer a pesticide safety refresher course 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 at the UCCE office in Woodland for those who are already qualified to train pesticide handlers and fieldworkers. Hands-on training techniques and group activities will be used to demonstrate ways to extend pesticide safety information to handlers and fieldworkers in an interactive and effective manner 

Application Deadline Approaching for Northern Sutter County EQUIP Funding

Feb. 21                In addition to general Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding, NRCS has special initiative funding pools. New Bay-Delta special initiative funding is available in the northwest area of Butte County (within the Pine Creek Watershed) as part of the Tehama County - Sacramento River Project Area. 
Bay-Delta funds were also allocated for another year in northern Sutter County (within the Lower Snake Watershed) as part of the Lower Snake River project area. 

The deadline to apply for 2014 funding is Friday, February 21, 2014.Contact the Oroville NRCS office at 530-534-0112 x. 124 or the Yuba City NRCS office at 530-674-1461 x. 128 for more information and an application.
UCCE Seminar on Future of Farming & Ranching in Sierra Foothills

Feb. 22                The UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center, located in Browns Valley, is hosting a forum focused on the Future of Farming and Ranching in the Sierra Foothills 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22. This event will bring together local producers, regional ag leaders, high school students interested in agriculture, and community members interested in developing a local ag enterprise. Cost is $10 per family, which includes lunch. Contact Jeremy James for more information.

Plumas Street Farmers Market in the Works

May 21                The Yuba City Downtown Business Association is in the planning stages of bringing a Certified Farmers Market to downtown Plumas Street. The focus of this market will be on local producers and “Farm to Fork”. The market will take place 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights, May 1 – Nov 7 (28 weeks), at the corner of Church & Plumas streets (Arts Center parking lot). Certified producers can reserve a booth at $20/week, as well as other ag-related/healthy lifestyle vendors. Call Donna Hannaford, Downtown Business Association Coordinator at 530-755-1620 for more information.