Local Opportunities

Lodi Calendar - June 2015Check this page for local educational opportunities hosted by the Lodi Winegrape Commission, universities, ag associations, and more. *ALWAYS* confirm event details with hosts.

To get your event posted, email the details in the format below to Dr. Stephanie Bolton, stephanie@lodiwine.com, with the subject line “new lodigrowers.com event.”  Join the email list using the link to the right to stay informed!

Upcoming Educational Opportunities:

USDA NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center Annual Open House

Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Time: 10am – 3pm

Venue: Lockeford Plant Materials Center, 21001 N. Elliott Road, Lockeford, CA 95237

Cost: FREE

Description: Participants include producers, NRCS and RCD employees and other members of the public. This year they will be discussing Water Management in California and Cover Crop Benefits with speakers from the NRCS State Specialists, California Soil Health Network, and local seed and soil moisture monitoring representatives. In the past, sessions have focused on soil health and cover crop studies with speakers from California Soil Health Network, Sustainable Conservation, UC Davis, and local seed companies, as well as a tour and discussion on pollinator plantings and their long term soil health benefits.

For more information: Attendance is typically over a 100 participants, so please don’t forget to RSVP.  Contact the CAPMC via phone 209.727.5319 or email: Margaret.Smither-Kopperl@ca.usda.gov.

Lower Mokulemne River Watershed Stewardship Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: East Bay MUD – Lodi Office, Winemaster Way

Cost: FREE (bring your own lunch)

Credits: Attending this meeting counts towards watershed resource meetings in Lodi Rules Standard

Description:  The Lower Mokulemne Watershed Group meets to stay informed with any issues related to the management of the watershed (from Camanche down).  Everyone is welcome to attend as the meetings are open to the public.  Come and learn more about water management, current issues with water flows, grant opportunities, and more.

For more information: Email Shasta Burns with questions, shastadburns@gmail.com.

UCANR IGIS:  Drone Camp!

Dates: July 25-27th, 2017

Venue: UCANR, Davis, CA

Cost: $900 (there is also a discount for UC employees and students)

Description: Designed for people with little to no experience with drones who want to learn how to use drones for mapping applications.  Topics covered include: drone science, safety and regulations, mission planning, flight operations, data processing, data analysis, visualization, and the latest trends and technology.

For more information: See the IGIS website: igis.ucanr.edu/dronecamp/.  Limited to 30 participants, so reserve your spot EARLY by filling out an application form HERE.  The initial application period runs from March 1 – April 15.

Organizations Hosting Training Seminars and Educational Events (many of these qualify for Lodi Rules Standards 1.6 & 2.8)

Ag Safe Conference

American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) annual meeting

American Vineyard Grape Expo

Association of Applied IPM Ecologists (AAIE) annual conference

California Plant and Soil Conference (California Chapter of the ASA)

California State University-Fresno Biennial Grape Day

California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) Meetings and Workshops

Clarksburg Grape Day

Dollars and Sense Tradeshow and Seminar

Foothill Grape Day

Lodi Farm Safety Day

Lodi Grape Day (every February)

Lodi District Grape Growers Association Seminars and Workshops

Lodi Winegrape Commission Seminars and Workshops

Napa Valley Viticulture Fair

Rootstock: Napa Valley Grapegrowers

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Seminars and Workshops

San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium

San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association Annual Meeting and Industry Forum

Sonoma Grape Day

Sustainable Ag Expo (San Luis Obispo every fall)

University of California-Davis extension courses and seminars (RAVE, etc.)

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium (every January in Sacramento)

Vineyard Economics Seminar

Wine Industry Financial Symposium


World Ag Expo (every February)

Event Calendar