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 series on the “Nitty Gritty of 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

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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

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Coming Soon: CFDN Standalone Website

    • The California Farm Demonstration Network is currently working on building a standalone website.
    • Please contact sara-letton@carcd.org  if you are interesting serving on a beta-testing panel of target users (farmers, ranchers, technical assistance providers).

Contact CFDN:

sara-letton@carcd.org