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Climate Smart Newsletter

Climate-smart agriculture helps farms become more resilient, by improving soil health, and reducing water inputs and methane emissions to the atmosphere while increasing crop yields.

Issue Articles Type Date Added
Climate Smart Newsletter - September 2022


  • Climate Smart Agriculture: more relevant now than ever (and UCCE’s efforts in building farm resilience)
  • SWEEP: what you need to know before applying
  • Free webinars on Pump efficiency
  • Our Climate Smart Agriculture team is growing!
PDF 9/2/22
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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