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Event Date

Virtual webinar

Introduction to Small Scale Organic Farming: for Inland Southern California Farmers


  • 8:00: Welcome (Janet Hartin, UCCE Area Advisor and Mandy Parkes, Inland Empire RCD Manager)
  • 8:05: UC ANR Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Program (SAREP) Goals and Resources (Gail Feenstra, Director)
  • 8:20: UC ANR Organic Agriculture Institute (OAI) Goals and Resources (Houston Wilson, Director)
  • 8:35: Legal Basics: Permits, Licenses, and Regulations (Rachel Surls, UCCE Sustainable Food Systems Advisor)
  • 9:30: Soil Health (Joji Muramoto, UCANR Organic Agriculture Specialist)
  • 10:00: Nitrogen Management on Organic Farms (Margaret Lloyd, UCCE Small Farms Advisor)
  • 10:30: Break
  • 10:40: Irrigation Management (Amir Haghverdi, UCANR Irrigation Specialist)
  • 11:20: Q and A with Morning Speakers
  • 11:45: Lunch
  • 12:30: Overview of Integrated Pest Management (Cheryl Wilen, UCCE Area IPM Advisor)
  • 1:10: Identifying and Controlling Common Plant Diseases (Alex Putman, UCANR Plant Pathology Specialist)
  • 1:45: Marketing and Business Management (Sonja Brodt/Gail Feenstra, both SAREP)
  • 2:30: Q and A with Afternoon Speakers
  • 2:50: Break
  • 3:00: Tips from Local Farmers (TBA)
  • 3:40: Resources (UCANR, IERCD, local Farm Bureau Reps)
  • 4:00: Adjourn