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Cal Poly Strawberry Center 8th Annual Field Day

Join more than 400 strawberry growers, researchers and industry representatives for this year’s Strawberry Center Field Day on Thursday, August 8th from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.).  Participants will rotate through stations, hearing from students and staff about the latest research taking place at the Strawberry Center at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Topics include the newest …

SEEAG Seeks Sponsors and Participants for 2024 Farm Day Events

Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), the nonprofit that organizes Santa Barbara County Farm Day and Ventura County Farm Day, is looking for farmers, agricultural-related businesses, and others to become event sponsors and participants. The 2024 Santa Barbara County Farm Day will be on August 24, while Ventura County Farm Day will be on November 2. “Farm Day has grown …

57th World Ag Expo Comes to a Close

Attendees and exhibitors from around the world returned to Tulare for the 57th Annual World Ag Expo®, the world’s largest annual outdoor agricultural exposition. The three-day show boasted 1,258 exhibitors on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, and hosted over 100,000 attendees representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 81 countries. Exhibitors reported quality traffic with plans to return. …

National Ag Day Coming March 19, 2024

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) announced March 19, 2024, will be National Agriculture Day with the theme of “Agriculture: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow.” Activities planned for March 19 feature a virtual Ag Day program, and in-person events in Washington DC. ACA will invite students to interact virtually with legislators and agency representatives, delivering the Ag Day message. A …

California Dairyman Steve Maddox Receives National Honor

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Steve Maddox and Connie Seefeldt as the 2023 co-recipients of the Richard E. Lyng Award for their contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Maddox is a California dairy farmer, former NDB board member and current Dairy Council of California board member. Seefeldt is a Wisconsin dairy farmer, former NDB board member and …

Get Ready To Go ‘Nuts’ At Madera’s Pomegranate Fruit and Nut Festival

The vibrant agricultural spirit of Madera is once again in the spotlight as we gear up for the 12th Annual Madera Pomegranate, Fruit & Nut Festival. Mark your calendars for this family-friendly extravaganza, scheduled for Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Madera District Fairgrounds. The best part? Admission and parking are entirely free! Excited about …

Tulare Surpasses Fresno as #1 Ag County in the Nation

It’s official. Tulare County is the number one ag producing county in the United States for 2022. While Fresno County reported a record $8.095 billion haul for 2022, it didn’t beat Tulare County’s $8.6 billion report. Both counties benefited from improved market prices and continue to corner the market in the top spots in the nation for ag production. Add in Kern County …

Bohart Museum Open House on Nov. 4 to Focus on Monarch Butterflies

Wings up! Butterfly and monarch scientists will discuss their expertise at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on “Monarchs,” set Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.The event, free and family friendly, will be held in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building, Crocker Lane. This is an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about monarchs (Danaus plexippus) and native vs. non-native milkweed, among other …

51st Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Marks 51 Epic Years

No matter what’s happening around us, one lovely constant remains at this time of year—the coastal communities wondrous and highly-anticipated autumn season is upon us and, on the picturesque coast around the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, it’s always stunningly spectacular. The dazzling journey is its own reward … the breathtaking views of seaside farm country dotted with …

Ag Boosters Barbecue Supports Students and Programs

Celebrating 46 years, the Ag Boosters Barbecue has become a tradition for supporters and friends of the Ag One Foundation and the California Women for Agriculture , raising more than $1 million for student scholarships and programs that support California agriculture. The annual fundraising event will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at George’s Ranch (8805 CA-41, Fresno), …

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