Lenexa, Kan., (Sept. 14, 2021) — California specialty crop growers and trusted advisers are invited to a free virtual event exploring practical and economical ways they can apply sustainability practices to address local conservation needs. The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. PDT, and will include growers and other experts sharing tips and insights on topics such as fire-risk management, improving water quality, irrigation efficiency and advancing nutrient management.
The two-hour virtual program represents the first America’s Conservation Ag Movement (ACAM) event to offer Continuing Education Unit credits. Listeners will also be able to choose an English or Spanish broadcast, enabling greater access to agricultural conservation content across the region.
“Environmental stewardship is pivotal to the continued success of California’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners,” said Carlos Suarez, state conservationist of California, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “We are proud to partner with others in agricultural science and conservation technical assistance through ACAM’s event for California producers in the Calleguas Creek Watershed. Water quality and quantity are especially critical for drought resiliency, and this virtual event will help English and Spanish-speaking producers learn practical steps they can take to voluntarily steward our natural resources.”
The Calleguas Creek virtual event will be hosted by Farm Journal with support from the Ventura County Resource Conservation District, Ventura County Farm Bureau and USDA’s NRCS in Oxnard.
Support for the event comes from the Foundational Partners of America’s Conservation Ag Movement and NRCS.
To learn more or to register for the event, go to https://events.farmjournal.com/calleguas-creek-2021.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 145 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars, and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.
About America’s Conservation Ag Movement
America’s Conservation Ag Movement brings farmers and the sustainability community together around the future of farming by bringing profitable, planet-friendly farming practices into the mainstream. We connect the dots, giving farmers a platform to share their journey, meet other farmers on the same path and access the resources they need to undertake change. The Movement is organized by Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, in partnership with the Farm Journal Foundation. Financial and technical support is provided by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and leading agribusinesses, food companies and nonprofit organizations: AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers), American Farmland Trust, Certis Biologicals, Corteva, Ducks Unlimited, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board, Nutrien and Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sanderson Farms, SIMPAS, The Nature Conservancy, United Sorghum Checkoff Program and Valent USA.
About Natural Resources Conservation Service
The mission of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is to address natural resource conservation on private lands. NRCS defines “conservation” as wise use of natural resources – soil, water, air, plant and animal – in order to sustain productivity of current and future generations. NRCS accomplishes this mission by working directly with local resource conservation districts and resource conservation and development councils. They do their best to ensure that local conservation concerns are met. We do our best to balance their specific, local needs with a national conservation effort.