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Education

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Education Opportunities

VCAILG connects our members with workshops and classes to continue learning and meet annual education requirements in compliance with the Agricultural Conditional Waiver. All VCAILG members need at least 2.0 hours of approved water quality education each year. Attendance at one of the following classes will satisfy requirements for the current year of the waiver term. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free.

Please follow the links for more information and/or to register for the classes/training/workshops. Remember to bring your VCAILG ID# with you or send it with your designated representative to ensure that your operation receives attendance credit.

Upcoming workshops will be added as they are scheduled. Check back soon and make sure you’re subscribed to the VCAILG email list for upcoming workshop announcements.

Upcoming Workshops

VCAILG Water Quality Workshop

Hosted by: VCAILG

Date/Time: Thursday, October 14, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Where: Online workshop (register below)

This workshop will provide an update on the Conditional Ag Waiver renewal process, review of recent water quality sampling data and compliance deadlines, recommended BMPs, and opportunities for technical and funding assistance for implementation.

See agenda for more information: October 14 Agenda 

Registration requiredRegister here

Continuing Education Credit:

*2 Hours of VCAILG CEUs submitted for Regional Board approval

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training Program

Hosted by: VCAILG

Date/Time: This webinar will be split into two sessions – Wednesday, November 3 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and Thursday, November 4 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Online workshop (register below)

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) training, to acquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms. The Conditional Ag Waiver requires that growers develop NMPs for their farms if they’re located in Responsibility Areas (RAs) subject to nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) that are not yet met, or where nutrient benchmark exceedances have been detected. The map below identifies the RAs where this requirement applies and indicates the associated color-coded completion date goal for developing the plan(s).

See Agenda: November 3 and 4 Agenda

Registration requiredRegister here

Continuing Education Credit:

*6 hours of VCAILG CEUs submitted for Regional Board approval

VCAILG Water Quality Workshop

Hosted by: VCAILG

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 10, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Where: Online workshop (register below)

This workshop will provide an update on the Conditional Ag Waiver renewal process, review of recent water quality sampling data and compliance deadlines, recommended BMPs, and opportunities for technical and funding assistance for implementation.

See agenda for more information: November 10 Agenda

Registration requiredRegister here

Continuing Education Credit:

*2 Hours of VCAILG CEUs submitted for Regional Board approval

Past Workshops

America's Conservation Ag Movement Webinar- Calleguas Creek Virtual Field Day

Hosted by: UCCE
Date:
Thursday, September 23
Time:
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:
Virtual meeting via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed upon registration) Registration: This workshop will be offered in English and Spanish. Register here to view the workshop in English. Regístrate aquí para ver el taller en español.

For more information, see event agenda (English version and Spanish version)

Continuing Education Credit:
VCAILG: 2 hours
Nitrogen Management Planning self-certification: 1 hour

UCCE Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting for Berry and Vegetable Crops

Hosted by: UCCE
Date:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time:
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Virtual meeting via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed upon registration)
Focus: Berry and Vegetable Growers

For more information, see event agenda

Continuing Education Credit:
VCAILG: 3 hours
Nitrogen Management Planning self-certification: 3 hours
CCA: 3 hours – Nutrient Management (2) and Soil & Water Management (1) applied for
DPR: 1.25 Other hours applied for

Biostimulants Use in Strawberry Production Field Day

Hosted By: University of California Cooperative Extension
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 19 9:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Crisalida Berry Farms, 1980 South Rice Avenue, Oxnard, CA

Learn how different biostimulant products affect strawberry yield and nitrogen use-efficiency, observe treatments effects on plots, and discuss results. Simultaneous Spanish translation available. For more information, see agenda

Continuing Education Credit:
2 hours of VCAILG CEU (pending Regional Board approval).
2 hours of Nitrogen Management Planning self-certification CEUs.
2 hours of Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) CEUs.

CropManage Hands-On Webinar

Hosted By: Andre Biscaro, Advisor, UCCE Ventura, & Michael Cahn, Advisor, UCCE Monterey
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 4th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed to registrants)
Registration Fee: $20

Join us for this hands-on webinar to learn to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping. See registration page for more information.

Continuing Education Credit:
VCAILG CEU for 2.5 hours (pending Regional Board approval).
Nitrogen Management Planning self-certification CEUSs for 2.5 hours

Fumigants and Non-Fumigant Alternatives: Regulatory and Research Updates

Hosted by: UCCE
Date/Time: Friday, April 16 8:30 -11:20

Continuing Education Credit:
**2.5 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.
Continuous education credits (including laws and regulations) have also been requested from DPR.

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training Program

Hosted by: VCAILG
Date/Time: This webinar will be split into two sessions – Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Description: Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management PLan (NMP) workshop, to acquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms. To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please review VCAILG’s recent newsletter.
See Agenda: April 6 and April 7 Agenda

Continuing Education Credit:
*6 hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval

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