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Education

Our agricultural community never stops learning.

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

There are no scheduled workshops at the moment. Check back soon or stay tuned to VCAILG e-mails for upcoming workshop announcements. 

If you’re not on VCAILG’s email list, send an email requesting to be added to [email protected].

Past Workshops

UCCE Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting for Berry and Vegetable Crops

Hosted by: UCCE
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Time:
7:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:
United Water Conservation District, 1701 N. Lombard Street, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93030
Focus: Berry and Vegetable Growers

For more information, see the event agenda in English or Spanish.

Continuing Education Credit:

  • VCAILG: 4 hours
  • Nitrogen Management Planning self-certification: 4 hours
  • CCA: 2 hours – Nutrient Management (2) and Soil & Water Management (2) applied for

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition Workshop (for nursery and greenhouse growers)

Date:  August 9, 2022 (English session) and August 10, 2022 (Spanish session)

Time:  8:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: UCCE Ventura, 669 County Square Drive, Ventura, CA 93003

Focus: Cooperative Extension Specialist Donald Merhaut, Monterey County Director María de la Fuente, and San Diego County Advisor Gerardo Spinelli will present plant nutrition and fertilizer management information for nursery growers, managers, and personnel. For more information, see the event agenda here (available in both English and Spanish)

Fumigants and Non-Fumigant Alternatives: Regulatory and Research Updates

Date:  Friday, May 6, 2022

Time:  8:30 – 11:40 am

Where: Zoom webinar (register below for link) OR in-person meeting at UCCE Ventura, 669 County Square Drive, Ventura, CA 93003

Continuing education units have been applied for and are pending from:

  • DPR: 2.5 Other, 0.5 Laws and Regulations
  • CCA: 3.0 hr Integrated Pest Management
  • VCAILG: 2.0 hr CEUs

See agenda for more information: May 6 Agenda

Contacts for More Information

Registration/Logistics: Clin Xu, ANR Program Support Unit, [email protected] or 530-750-1361

Agenda: Oleg Daugovish, UCCE Ventura County, [email protected]

Virtual Soil Health and Water Quality Field Day

Date:  Thursday, March 3, 2022

Time:  10:00 am – noon

Where: Zoom webinar

Join our virtual event, featuring the Limoneira Healthy Soils Demonstration Site, for a discussion on how the use of soils-based practices like mulch and compost can help protect water quality. Hear from farmers who use these practices as well as from conservation scientists studying their benefits.

See agenda for more information: March 3rd Agenda

Continuing Education Credit:

*2 Hours of VCAILG CEUs submitted for Regional Board approval

VCAILG Water Quality Workshop

Hosted by: VCAILG

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Where: Online workshop

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

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, 2021 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and Thursday, November 4, 2021 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: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 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

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

Hosted by: UCCE
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2021
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: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time:  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: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time: 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: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 8:30 -11:20 am

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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