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Ag Council of California Recognizes Clinton Shick with Cultivator Award

The prestigious 2017 California Cultivator Award was presented to Clinton Shick, past chairman of Blue Diamond Growers, on March 9th during Ag Council’s 98th Annual Meeting in Carlsbad, California. “During Clinton’s tenure as vice chair and chair, Blue Diamond’s growth catapulted,” said Emily Rooney, president of Ag Council. “Clinton helped lead the cooperative into an era where they handled more …

Vet Med Adds Student Services and Admin Center

Davis, Calif., (April 3, 2017) – The School of Veterinary Medicine opened the doors Wednesday (March 29) to the Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center, new home for student-service units, administrative offices and Scrubs Café. The two-story, 34,000-square-foot building is on Garrod Drive across the street from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and just north of the Arboretum Teaching …

‘Agriculture: Food for Life’ is the theme of National Ag Week

Parlier, Calif., (March 31, 2017) – How are you celebrating American agriculture in your life? In advance of National Ag Week, March 19-25, and National Ag Day, March 21, Central Valley third-grade students were “learning with lettuce” how to bring more agriculture into their lives last week. The UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center offers the free lettuce plantings every …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (March 31, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Winter forage crops are maturing well. Some growers are starting to harvest silage. Oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Some alfalfa fields are being baled. Corn seed is …

California State Board Of Food And Agriculture To Discuss Farm Labor, Rural Job Development And Workforce Training Needs

Sacramento, Calif., (March 31, 2017) – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss agricultural labor issues, rural job development and opportunities for career technical education at its upcoming meeting on April 4th in Sacramento.  Over the next 5-10 years on-farm automation and research will impact the agricultural sector – creating a need for rural job development and …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: March Issue

The March issue of California Dairy Magazine is now available to read online! Read the latest California Dairy & Feed industry news and technology.  Here’s a peek of what’s inside: How Do Genomics Fit Into My Dairy Operation Genomic Testing – A Key topic of Discussion at the World Ag Expo Tricolored Blackbird Nesting Season Approaches Know What’s In Your Field Before …

Cal Poly Packaging Program to Host Fresh Produce Packaging Seminar in May

San Luis Obispo, Calif., (March 30, 2017) – Cal Poly’s Packaging Program faculty will host freshPACKmoves, an educational seminar focused on fresh produce packaging, May 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, Calif. The event will look specifically at e-commerce’s growing role in the fresh produce packaging industry as home-delivery services for consumers become increasingly popular. freshPACKmoves will feature …

Dairy Producer Considerations for Genomic Testing

[wpdevart_youtube]W2I99xItefU[/wpdevart_youtube] Genomic Testing was a big topic of discussion at the World Ag Expo dairy seminars this year. Genomic Testing is a new technology that is becoming more available and affordable to dairy producers; however, there are still many questions as to how it all fits in to individual dairy operations. Watch this brief video interview with Genetic Programs Manager …

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