UC Cooperative Extension Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting To Focus on Ag Order Compliance

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Monterey County will highlight compliance with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Ag Order 4.0 at its upcoming Irrigation and Nutrient Management meeting on February 20.

The free workshop will feature lunch and live translation to Spanish. It will be held at the UCCE Agriculture Conference Room at 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the program will start at 7:55 a.m.; and the program will end at 2:15 p.m.

Presentations will include 


Want To Make Energy-Conserving Improvements? Low-Interest Financing Available

As utility companies announce significant increases in energy costs, now is a good time to consider installing energy-conserving improvements in your farm or business. 

CCOF will host a webinar on the State of California’s GoGreen Business Energy Financing program on Tuesday, February 6, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Learn About Low-Interest Financing To Enhance Energy Efficiency of Your Farm or Business

Concerned about increased energy costs on your farm or business? You may benefit from the State of California’s GoGreen Business Energy Financing program, which offers support for small and medium-sized businesses in California to invest in energy-saving building retrofits and installations, including pump motors, refrigeration, and horticultural lighting.

Register Now for CCOF’s Mas Masumoto Book Event October 4

Registration is now open for an event featuring CCOF-certified organic farmer and author Mas Masumoto discussing his new book, Secret Harvests: A Hidden Story of Separation and the Resilience of a Family Farm. 

Mas will join CCOF via Zoom on October 4, from noon to 1 p.m. Pre-register online. Click on the “View the event” button in the EventBrite confirmation email, then click beneath the image to complete your registration with Zoom. Then you will be emailed a link to participate. 

Family Farm Day at ALBA—October 7, 2023

Join the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) on October 7, 2023, for the annual Family Farm Day. There will be hayrides, carnival games, live art, a bouncy house, pumpkin decorations, and so much more. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a bounty of freshly harvested organic vegetables, strawberries, and more grown by ALBA farmers. This free event will be held in the organic farm training center nestled in the heart of the beautiful Salinas Valley.