California Farm Demonstration Network
The California Farm Demonstration Network is a collaboration among California farmers, ranchers, agricultural technical assistance providers, and statewide agriculture organizations working together to scale the adoption of conservation practices toward a shared goal of resilient and thriving farms and ranches.
CFDN is hosting a meeting on the “Soil Health Sessions on California Soils.”
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In May of 2017, the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), University of California, Davis (UCD), and University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form the California Farm Demonstration Network (CFDN).
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This year’s project seeks to expand and strengthen the California Farm Demonstration Network by providing funding toward the development of agricultural technical assistance hubs in four regions of California where they will be hosting 20 on-farm demonstration events highlighting different conservation practices.
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Upcoming Virtual Events:
Past Virtual Events:
CAFF and the Sacramento Valley Technical Assistance Hub welcome you to a free discussion on cover crop management in orchard systems. North Sac Valley almond and walnut grower Rory Crowley and UC Cooperative Specialist Jeff Mitchell will be speaking on cover crop management in relation to nitrogen impacts on water balance, in addition to biosolarization for nematode suppression. Practical management considerations and research trial findings will also be discussed. CAFF’s Sacramento Valley TA Hub is sponsored by the California Farm Demonstration Network.
When: Took place on July 13th, 2021
The Valley Farm Bureau Specialty crop Hub and Rural Education (SHARE) program sponsored a farm demonstration event on Puffer Technology for pheromone uses to disrupt mating of insects in figs.
When: Took place on April 29, 2021
The California Farm Demonstration Network hosted a four-part series on California soils. This series featured four speakers, each with extensive knowledge of California soils through the lens of farming and agriculture. Speakers covered various topics, including composting, orchard recycling, soil sampling, testing for microbial dynamics, and more.
When: Took place on March 24, April 21, May 19, & June 16.
Coming Soon: CFDN Standalone Website
- The California Farm Demonstration Network is currently working on building a standalone website.
- Please contact email@example.com if you are interesting serving on a beta-testing panel of target users (farmers, ranchers, technical assistance providers).