Please join us for an Organic Field Day at the California Organic Center on August 30 from 10AM – 3PM PST.

This event is ideal for farmers, researchers, students, educators and anyone interested in learning more about organic agriculture. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more and network with others working in the organic agriculture space!

This is a free event, and registration is required. Please fill out the form below to attend.
Location: California Organic Center, 1014 W Ventura Blvd Camarillo, CA 93010

Event Schedule:

  • 10-10:30 AM – Registration and Welcome
  • 10:30 AM-12 PM – Research Project Overview and Demonstration stations: stop at each station to discover how we implement regenerative practices in our research and demonstration projects
  • 12-12:30 PM – Equipment demonstrations
  • 12:30-1 PM – Free organic lunch for all registered attendees including vegan, grain-free and ominvore options
  • 1:00-1:15 PM – What you should know about the Farm Bill – Tessa Salzar – Advocacy & Organizing Manager California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
  • 1:15-1:30 PM – Updates on ROC Certification- Katy Williams – Regenerative Organic Alliance
  • 1:30-3 PM – Panel Presentation: Water, Labor & International Competition, moderated by Phil McGrath. (Panelists include: Matt Fienup, Center for Economic Forecast at Cal Lutheran; Alyssa Terry, Contratista de Trabajo Agrícola; and Michael Leicht, Ventura Brush Goats.)

Demonstration Stations Include:

Ventura County Traditional Crop

Lima beans - Phil McGrath, Farmer and owner

Specialty Crop Grant Project

Cover Crops, Strawberry & Artichokes production and Healthy Soil Program project intro - Arianna Bozzolo, Research Director

Regenerative Practices in Cotton Growing

Nathanael Siemens, Rodale Institute Organic Consultant & Farmer

Three sisters' Demo Project

Intercropping to improve soil health and production - Reyna Ortega, Research Assistant and interim director of The Abundant Table
*presented in Spanish*

Equipment Yard & Roller Crimper

Reza Afshar, Chief Scientist and Rick Carr, Farm Director, Rodale Institute

Food Hub

Inlakesh Amor, Baby Root Field Manager and Owner, living system proprietor

Hoop house & Hedgerow Project

Tony de Veyra, Farm Manager

Electric Tractor Demo



This is a free event and registration is required.

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Cocktail & Fundraising Event

Following our Field Day, we invite you to join us for a cocktail hour and fundraising event at Leashless Brewing. The evening will include an overview of Rodale Institute’s work in the region, cocktails, and a selection of locally sourced organic hors d’oeuvres.

When: August 30, 6-8pm PST
Location: Leashless Brewing, 585 East Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001

Register to Attend

The California Organic Center Field Day event is perfect for farmers, scientists, and anyone interested in learning more about organic agriculture. Please register today!


If you have questions about this field day event, please contact Tammy Hobar at