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Climate Smart Newsletter - August 2022

In this issue:

  • State budget increased for Climate-Smart Agriculture initiatives
  • $66 million awarded in Healthy Soils incentives grants – a new record!
  • Seeds for Bees: Healthier soils with cover crops – Deadline Aug 31st
  • New grants from San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
PDF 8/1/22
Climate Smart Newsletter - July 2022

In this issue:

  • California Family Farm Emergency Fund
  • Seeds for Bees: Healthier soils with cover crops!
  • Advances in Pistachio Water Management Workshop
  • 2022 Water Conservation Showcase
PDF 7/4/22
Climate Smart Newsletter - June 2022

In this issue:

  • Funding opportunity from Western SARE
  • Free leak detection surveys for small water systems
  • Irrigation trainings from the Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology
PDF 6/1/22
Climate Smart Newsletter - May 2022
  • AMMP application deadline is right around the corner
  • Update on ELAP - Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised fish Program
  • Free irrigation trainings from the Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology
PDF 5/2/22
Take our Cover Crop Survey and be entered into our drawing to win a $50 gift card!
  • Complete our survey and help us get a better understanding of barriers and motivations associated with cover cropping in California
  • If you are one of the first 200 participants who complete the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $50 gift cards
  • Access to the survey: bit.ly/UCCEcovercrops
  • See attached for more details
PDF 3/31/22
Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) 2022
  • Alternative Manure Management Program Now Accepting Applications
  • Submit applications until May 9th for grants up to $750,000
  • See attached for information and links to incentives program
PDF 3/18/22
New SWEEP Guidelines
  • 2021 SWEEP Request for Grant Applications
  • See attached for updates and links
PDF 8/26/21
CDFA Programs Timeline Information
  • See attached for tentative CDFA timelines for the Healthy Soils Program and State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)   
PDF 8/23/21
Community Education Specialist Position
  • Position available for Community Education Specialist 
  • See attached for link to job posting  
PDF 8/17/21
Potatoes After Cover Crops Report
  • See attached Cover Crop report 
PDF 8/6/21
SWEEP and HSP July Funding Update
  • State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Grant Funding Update
  • Healthy Soils Program Funding Update 
PDF 7/22/21
Cover Crop Webinar
  • Join our webinar May 18th for results of cover crop trials in Kern and Fresno Counties
  • Sign up for free registration 
PDF 5/6/21
Irrigation Trainings

Irrigation Trainings from the Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology

  • Understanding a Pump Efficiency Test
  • Basic Pump Efficiency in English
  • Well and Pump Efficiency for Potable Water Systems 
PDF 4/26/21
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
  • Grants up to $25,000 for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID including farmers and ranchers
  • Healthy Soils updates
PDF 1/5/21
Climate Smart - August 2020
  • The California Farm Directory
  • Growing the Table
  • USDA Organic Transition Funds
PDF 8/13/20
Climate Smart - July 2020
  • Small compost spreader available in November
  • Orchard cover crop webinar
  • Healthy Soils update 
PDF 7/28/20
Climate Smart - October 2020
  • Free Hedgerow Plants
  • Online Direct Marketing Workshop
  • Upcoming Webinars
PDF 10/22/20
Cover Crop Field Day
  • Cover Crop Field Day - March 19, 2020
  • UC Shafter Research Farm
  • Event is free to anyone interested in soil health
  • See attached information with map and registration link
PDF 3/13/20
Cover Crop Field Day
  • Cover Crop Field Day - March 19, 2020
  • UCCE Kern County Shafter Research Farm
  • Event is free to anyone interested in soil health
  • See attached information with map and registration link
PDF 2/28/20
Cover Crop Field Day Cancellation
  • See attached cancellation notice
PDF 3/16/20
Cover Crop Update, Upcoming Events and Webinars
  • Shafter cover crop trial update
  • Upcoming Events
  • Irrigation Webinars
  • Healthy Soils Webinars
PDF 2/2/21
Cover Crop Updates - November 2020
  • Learn how to sell your products online in upcoming webinar
  • Cover crop trial in Shafter
  • Cover crop economic calculator tool
PDF 11/23/20
Cover Crop Webinar - Date Change
  • Dated changed to Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 9am-10:30am
  • See attached for registration link
PDF 8/7/20
Cover Crop Webinar Series
  • First Webinar is September 9, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • See more on upcoming webinars on cover cropping and how to register
PDF 9/4/20
Funding opportunity: Restore California
  • Grant Opportunity to Implement Healthy Soils Practices
  • Applications open March 1st to April 22nd - $25,000 max award
  • See attached for link and information
PDF 2/23/21
Healthy Soils Incentives Grants Awarded
  • Announcement of recipients for this year's Healthy Soils Program
PDF 5/29/20
Healthy Soils Program 2020
  • Healthy Soils Program Now Accepting Applications
  • Submit applications until June 26th for grants up to $100,000
  • See attached for information and links to incentives program
PDF 2/28/20
Healthy Soils Program Deadline
  • The Healthy Soils Program filing deadline is 6/26/2020
  • 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops
PDF 3/27/20
Healthy Soils Program Workshops
  • The Healthy Soils Program gives grants up to $100,000
  • Two upcoming workshops for assistance with applications
  • February 13th in Bakersfield and February 14th in Tulare  
  • See attached for information and registration links 
PDF 1/2/20
May 2020 Funding Updates
  • Healthy Soils Program
  • Great Plates Delivered
  • Small Business Emergency Loans
  • San Joaquin Orchards Soil Health Project
  • Farm Stand Map
  • See attached for information and links
PDF 5/12/20
NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE - Soil Health Management in Orchards
  • Grant Funding Available through Partnering Agencies
  • Receive financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technical assistance for conservation plans
  • Applications Due May 31, 2020
  • See attached for Grant Information and Application Form
PDF 4/23/20
October 2020 Updates
  • Healthy Soils Program
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Case studies participation 
PDF 10/14/20
Shafter Cover Crop Trial Guide
  • Results from the cover crop trial at the Shafter research farm
  • Specific benefits and other considerations of 5 different cover crop mixes
PDF 3/24/20
Soil Testing Protocol for HSP Recipients
  • Have you received an HSP Grant?
  • See information regarding soil testing to implement practices 
PDF 6/24/20
SWEEP Information and Online Irrigation Training
  • Helpful SWEEP information
  • Irrigation Water Management workshop
  • See attached for information and link
PDF 6/8/20
Soil Health Study Seeking Almond, Grape, and Vegetable Grower Participants
  • Opportunity to participate in a research trial and be compensated for management costs
  • American Farmland Trust is seeking growers to implement field trials
  • See attached for information  
PDF 5/21/20
Upcoming Cover Crop Webinars
  • Learn about Cover Cropping in the San Joaquin Valley
  • See attached for information and registration links
PDF 4/1/21
SWEEP Workshop
  • State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program
  • Project Funding up to $100,000
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - UCCE Kern County
  • 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield
  • See flyer for information and registration - No cost to attend
PDF 10/10/19

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