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
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
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