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CDFA Announces Public Licensing Workshops for Cannabis Cultivators in March and April

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will host seven public workshops throughout California starting on March 27. CDFA will provide guidance on how to complete the annual cannabis cultivation license application, including information on business-entity structure documentation, bond forms, criminal history, fees, local-authorization documents, and diagram requirements. 
 

CDFA Secretary Ross Named California Agriculturalist of the Year

In celebrating the tradition and innovation of the State’s number one industry, agriculture, the California State Fair Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Agricultural Advisory Council, selects Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) as Agriculturalist of the Year. 
 
The Agriculturalist of the Year award is presented to an individual who has contributed extensively, in a professional capacity, to California’s agricultural industry.

Celebrate Organic with the CCOF Foundation and Enjoy the Music of Sophia Scott

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In conjunction with the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California, the “We Are Organic” Dinner will celebrate all things organic—the growth of organic, inspiring stories from Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund recipients, and a festive organic meal with friends in the organic community.

Certified Transitional Initiatives: Unlimited Potential to Change the Organic Food Sector

Hundreds are expected to turn out for a panel session at the upcoming Organic & Non-GMO Forum that will address certified transitional, a new process spearheaded by Kellogg-owned Kashi in which a third party certification company monitors and approves farms that are transitioning from conventional to organic.

The 2nd Annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum 2016, to be held November 14-15, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, is the only domestic conference of its kind, bringing together stakeholders across the organic and non-GMO value chain, from production to packaging.

Cooperative Extension Short Course on Organic Soil Fertility for Vegetables and Strawberries

Organic vegetable and strawberry production are vital parts of agricultural on the Central Coast. There have been many changes over the years in the scale of production, but there continue to be challenges in soil fertility. The University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County and the Vegetable Research and Information Center at the University of California, Davis are presenting a short course that pulls together recent research on soil fertility management for organic vegetable and strawberry production.

COPAC Considers Cannabis & Announces Survey at First Meeting of the Year

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The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) started the year with its traditional meeting at the EcoFarm Conference on January 25, 2018. 
 
COPAC advises the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on organic issues. 
 

Costco Sponsoring "Meet the Farmer" At Organic Grower Summit 2017

Organic Grower Summit

 

Organic Grower Summit 2017

December 13-14
Hyatt Regency Monterey

Country Music Artist, Sophia Scott, to Perform at OGS

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In partnership with the Organic Produce Network, the CCOF Foundation is hosting its annual "We Are Organic” Dinner at the Organic Grower Summit, December 12, 2018 at the Monterey Conference Center. 
 
In addition to comments and speeches from organic industry leaders and

Crop Insurance Options for Organic Farmers and Ranchers

New U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop insurance programs have expanded risk management options for organic farmers and ranchers. Are you curious to know what programs might be a good fit for your operation? 
 

Dave Runsten of CAFF Recognized with a "Sustie" Award

Judith Redmond introduces Dave Runsten at 38th annual EcoFarm Conference
 

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