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WILD FARM ALLIANCE: FARMER TO FARMER FIELD DAY: ALL THINGS AVIAN
March 19 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Windmill Feed, 23354 Co Road 95, Woodland, CA 95695
Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch and a copy of WFA’s Bird Booklet)
Credits: DPR and CCA Continuing Education Units approved
Description: Join us for a talk, hosted by Chamberlain Farms, about how to support beneficial birds for alfalfa and row crop operations! Learn about the birds flying through your farm and how they might be a benefit to your operation. Hear from and connect with innovative farmers, avian researchers, and other experts about practices that attract beneficial birds for pest control and manage pest birds. In addition, participate in a demonstration conservation planting and learn how this habitat can benefit your farm. You will gain valuable experience in planning for practices aimed at attracting beneficial birds and other natural enemies.
Agenda: 8:30 am – Registration, with coffee and snacks
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance, shares highlights from their recent publication Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds
- Duane Chamberlain discusses the swallows, owls, hawks, egrets and herons that make his farm home part of the year
- Sara Kross, Columbia University, shares her Barn Owl and alfalfa research, and how to manage pest birds
- Xeronimo Castaneda, Audubon discussing their birds in alfalfa program
- Rachael Long, UCCE, shares research project on hedgerows, birds, and pest control in walnuts, and economics of hedgerows
- Corey Shake, Point Blue and NRCS discusses research on woody field margins boosting on-farm bird diversity and abundance, and NRCS programs
- Sam Earnshaw Hedgerows Unlimited, discusses native plants and benefits of conservation plantings
- Drive down the street to the Union School Slough project where Jeanette Wrysinski, Yolo Resource Conservation District, describes why the Union School Slough was widened and how it is part of a larger restoration project
Registration: Please register by March 17th 2019 on the event webpage.