Workshops and Seminars

February 5, 2013

Soil-building for Profit and Sustainability

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NRCS specialists will discuss the latest trends in farming practices that promote exceptional soil health for optimal production

At the Colusa Farm Show - "The Granddaddy of Farmshows"

Colusa Fairgrounds, Stagehands Theater



March 7, 2013

Small Farm Direct Marketing & Business Essentials Workshop

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Colusa Industrial Park Conference Room

100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa, CA 95932

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February 1, 2011

Farming For Wildlife: Opportunities and Incentives

The Colusa County Resource Conservation District, in collaboration with Audubon California, presented a free seminar titled, “Farming For Wildlife: Opportunities and Incentives” at the 2011 Colusa Farm Show. A wide array of farmers, landowners, natural resource professionals and others attended this seminar which featured speakers from the California Rice Commission, Audubon California, PRBO, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Ducks Unlimited.


January 20, 2011

Free Workshop for Landowners!

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Colusa County Resource
Conservation District teamed up to present an overview of the USDA Farm Bill
assistance programs. It is our goal to enable local producers to take full advantage of these programs to address resource issues on their land and ensure that they can
successfully compete for government program funding directed at improving our
local natural resources.

NRCS technical experts provided valuable information to landowners and were
available to answer questions.

For more information click here to see the flyer.


November 2, 2010

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) hosted a Pest and Farm Management Field Day in Arbuckle from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Topics covered were: mummy sanitation enhancement in nut crops, a novel mass-trapping method for Navel Orangeworm, habitat restoration and a landowner's perspective on integrating conservation practices in a farming system. The workshop was held at one of the Colusa Almond Project sites and folks were able to see BMP and conservation projects in action.

Speakers at this workshop were:

  • Introduction by Jenny MacDonald, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
  • Dr. Elizabeth Boyd, PCA and professor of Plant Sciences at CSU Chico
  • Dr. Justin Nay, PCA and president of Integral Ag. Inc.
  • Miles DaPrato, Audubon California Landowner Stewardship Program
  • Mary Fahey, Colusa County Resource Conservation District



June 24, 2010

CCRCD, in collaboration with NRCS, CAFF and Audubon California's Landowner Stewardship Program, hosted a free workshop on the Benefits of Managing Natural Resources in Orchards which was held in Arbuckle. It was a beautiful day and a very interesting and informative workshop!

Speakers included:

  • Introduction by Mary Fahey, Colusa County Resource Conservation District
  • Rachael Long, U.C. Cooperative Extension
  • Fred Thomas, Cerus Consulting
  • Jack Alderson, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colusa
  • Miles DaPrato, Audubon California, Landowner Stewardship Program