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2014 Drought and Irrigation Conservation Conference

Date: Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Registration

Registration Start: Tue. 1 Apr, 2014
Registration End: Wed. 9 Apr, 2014
Capacity: 300 seats

Save Money, Save Water, Save Ag

The state of California is facing an unprecedented drought, putting agriculture at risk and adding pressure to already stressed aquifers. Join the Community Water Dialogue, Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau, and Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency at the 2014 Drought and Irrigation Conservation Conference—Every Drop Counts!

All farmers and agricultural land owners are invited to attend. Come learn about tools, technology, and resources for you to save money while improving water use efficiency. Learn strategies to improve your soil's ability to hold and infiltrate water, and make every drop count.

Connect directly with providers of technology and tools that will benefit your business and sign up for available services.

The conference is FREE and includes a Tri-tip BBQ lunch, but registration is required.

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Welcome

9:10 Understanding the Drought and Conservation Progress - Brian Lockwood, PVMWA

9:40 Market pressures for water conservation - Tamara Muruetagoiena, Driscoll's

10:00 Break and resource vendor tables

10:20 Mini presentation round-robin. Growers choose from various topics:

Irrigation Scheduling - Michael Cahn, UCCE
Soil Moisture Monitoring - Ben Burgoa, RCD MC
DU and System Evaluations: Drop or Sprinkler - Tom Lockhart, UCCE
Water Harvesting - Rich Casale, NRCS
Salt Management - Stuart Styles, ITRC Cal POly
Maximizing infiltration and water holding capacity in your soil - Karen Lowell, NRCS
Water Use Tracking and Record Keeping - Dan Johnson, NRCS

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and resource vendor tables

Vendors include:

AgRite
Bigger Better Crops
Cermetek - AquaMon
Hortau Simplified Irrigation
Irrigation Training and Research Center Cal Poly
PVWMA
Resource Conservation Districts
Signature Ranch Technologies
T M Irrigation
UCCE
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...And more!

TO REGISTER please contact pvwatercommitment [at] yahoo.com or call 831-464-2950 x27

Spanish Translation is Available.

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