Central Coast Farmer Education Network Calendar

Welcome to the Central Coast Farmer Education Network calendar of workshops, field days, seminars, webinars, and other opportunities for Central Coast growers. Please check this page often for new trainings on marketing,
business planning, organic/sustainable agricultural production techniques and more. This calendar is a collaborative effort of the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), and the Ecological Farming Association (EFA). Click here for information about submitting an event listing.

  1. Nov
    7
    Sat
    2015
  2. Nov
    9
    Mon
    2015
    1. Food Safety Training for the Organic Grower or Handler @ Coming soon!
      Nov 9 – Nov 10 (all-day)
  3. Nov
    15
    Sun
    2015
    1. Organic Seed Production and Variety Improvement Course @ Springfield Community Grange
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  4. Nov
    18
    Wed
    2015
    1. Matching Appropriate Seed to Conservation Practice @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  5. Nov
    19
    Thu
    2015
    1. Monterey County Landowner and Farmer Mixer/Condado de Monterey Mezclador para Dueños de Terreno y Agricultores @ Monterey County Ag Center Conference Room/Centro Agrícola del Condado de Monterey Sala de Conferencias
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  6. Dec
    10
    Thu
    2015
    1. San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Tour @ Bus leaves from San Jose and Santa Cruz
      7:00 am – 2:00 pm
  7. Dec
    11
    Fri
    2015
    1. Bagrada Bug Meeting @ Cooperative Extension Office
      9:30 am – 3:00 pm
  8. Dec
    15
    Tue
    2015
    1. Affordable GAP Certification 2-Day Seminar
      Dec 15 – Dec 16 (all-day)
  9. Jan
    20
    Wed
    2016
    1. Ecological Farming Conference 2016 @ Asilomar Conference Center
      Jan 20 – Jan 23 (all-day)
  10. Jan
    30
    Sat
    2016
    1. Winter Pruning of Pome Fruit Trees @ UCSC Farm
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  11. Jan
    31
    Sun
    2016
  12. Feb
    4
    Thu
    2016
    1. Buyer/Seller Mixer at ALBA @ ALBA
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  13. Feb
    6
    Sat
    2016
    1. Winter Pruning of Stone Fruit Trees @ UCSC Farm
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  14. Feb
    10
    Wed
    2016
  15. Feb
    18
    Thu
    2016
  16. Feb
    19
    Fri
    2016
  17. Feb
    20
    Sat
    2016
  18. Feb
    27
    Sat
    2016
  19. Feb
    29
    Mon
    2016
    1. CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference: Blueprint for an Organic World @ Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
      Feb 29 (all-day)
  20. Mar
    2
    Wed
    2016
  21. Mar
    5
    Sat
    2016
    1. California Small Farm Conference @ Doubletree by Hilton
      Mar 5 – Mar 8 (all-day)
  22. Mar
    29
    Tue
    2016
  23. Apr
    2
    Sat
    2016
  24. Apr
    9
    Sat
    2016
  25. Apr
    17
    Sun
    2016
  26. Apr
    21
    Thu
    2016
    1. Go Organic! An Organic Certification Webinar @ Webinar
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  27. Apr
    27
    Wed
    2016
    1. Go Organic! – An Organic Certification Workshop for Growers @ The Mushroom Farm
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  28. May
    12
    Thu
    2016
    1. Seminario virtual de la certificación orgánica @ Webinar
      9:30 am – 11:00 am
  29. Jun
    2
    Thu
    2016
    1. Webinar on Organic Recordkeeping for Growers @ Webinar
      10:00 am – 11:30 am
  30. Jun
    7
    Tue
    2016
    1. Weed Management in Organic Cropping Systems @ Webinar
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  31. Jun
    13
    Mon
    2016
    1. Flower Production Field Day for Beginning Farmers @ UCSC Farm
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  32. Jun
    21
    Tue
    2016
    1. Organic Seed Production Six Webinar Series @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  33. Jun
    22
    Wed
    2016
    1. Farm Finance Tools to Help You Manage Risk @ Webinar
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  34. Jun
    25
    Sat
    2016
  35. Jul
    19
    Tue
    2016
    1. Organic Seed Production Six Webinar Series @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  36. Jul
    29
    Fri
    2016
  37. Aug
    10
    Wed
    2016
  38. Aug
    14
    Sun
    2016
  39. Aug
    15
    Mon
    2016
    1. CSA Production Field Day for Beginning Farmers @ UCSC Farm
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  40. Aug
    16
    Tue
    2016
    1. Organic Seed Production Six Webinar Series @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  41. Aug
    17
    Wed
    2016
  42. Aug
    27
    Sat
    2016
    1. Commercial Seed Production Workshop and Field Day @ Golden Rule Garden
      Aug 27 – Aug 28 (all-day)
  43. Sep
    6
    Tue
    2016
  44. Sep
    12
    Mon
    2016
  45. Sep
    14
    Wed
    2016
    1. New Federal Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers @ Webinar
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  46. Sep
    17
    Sat
    2016
  47. Sep
    18
    Sun
    2016
    1. Planting the Seed: A Workshop for Farm & Garden Educators @ Esalen Institute
      Sep 18 – Sep 23 (all-day)
    2. Planning and Planting the Small Orchard Block @ Fifth Crow Farm
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  48. Sep
    22
    Thu
    2016
    1. Strategies for Farm Business Success @ Aromas Grange Hall
      2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  49. Oct
    5
    Wed
    2016
  50. Oct
    14
    Fri
    2016
    1. Cultivating Communities: Land, Food, Health @ Paicines Ranch
      Oct 14 – Oct 16 (all-day)
  51. Oct
    16
    Sun
    2016
    1. Farm Tour / Making of a Social Enterprise @ Homeless Garden Project
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  52. Oct
    20
    Thu
    2016
    1. Connecting Organic with Hospitals Webinar @ Webinar
      10:00 am – 11:30 am
  53. Oct
    26
    Wed
    2016
    1. Buying Seed: Not a Leap of Faith @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  54. Oct
    29
    Sat
    2016
    1. Growing Great Garlic: Cultivating Organic Garlic @ Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, UCSC
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  55. Oct
    31
    Mon
    2016
  56. Nov
    6
    Sun
    2016
    1. Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop @ The Mushroom Farm
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  57. Nov
    7
    Mon
    2016
    1. CCOF Central Coast Chapter Meeting @ Aromas Grange Hall
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  58. Nov
    8
    Tue
    2016
    1. Cover Crop Management in Vegetable Systems @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  59. Nov
    12
    Sat
    2016
  60. Nov
    15
    Tue
    2016
    1. 2016 Latino Farmers Conference @ Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel
      Nov 15 (all-day)
  61. Dec
    5
    Mon
    2016
    1. GLOBALG.A.P. Training for Base Crops and Fruits and Vegetables @ CCOF Santa Cruz Office
      Dec 5 – Dec 7 (all-day)
  62. Dec
    6
    Tue
    2016
  63. Dec
    13
    Tue
    2016
  64. Dec
    14
    Wed
    2016
    1. Crop Planning for Vegetable Growers @ Webinar
      9:00 am – 10:00 am
  65. Dec
    20
    Tue
    2016
  66. Jan
    24
    Tue
    2017
    1. 37th Annual Ecological Farming Conference @ Asilomar Conference Grounds
      Jan 24 – Jan 27 (all-day)
  67. Jan
    25
    Wed
    2017
    1. “Seed to Eaters” EcoFarm Preconference Symposium @ Asilomar Conference Center
      Jan 25 (all-day)
  68. Jan
    27
    Fri
    2017
    1. CASFS/UCSC Farm & Garden 50th Anniversary Kick Off Reception @ EcoFarm @ Fred Farr Forum, Asilomar Conference Ctr
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  69. Feb
    2
    Thu
    2017
    1. Organicology 2017: The Study of a Sustainable Food Future @ Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
      Feb 2 – Feb 4 (all-day)
  70. Feb
    9
    Thu
    2017
    1. Organic Innovation and Inspiration: CCOF 2017 Annual Conference @ Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
      6:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  71. Feb
    17
    Fri
    2017
    1. California Organic Seed Summit
      Feb 17 – Feb 19 (all-day)
  72. Feb
    28
    Tue
    2017
    1. CalCAN Summit 2017 @ UC Davis Conference Center
      Feb 28 – Mar 1 (all-day)
  73. Mar
    1
    Wed
    2017
    1. Starting a Farm From Scratch: A 3-Part Webinar @ Webinar
      Mar 1 – Mar 15 (all-day)
  74. Mar
    13
    Mon
    2017
    1. Growing Places—For aspiring farmers and start-ups @ Online
      Mar 13 – Apr 10 (all-day)
  75. Mar
    16
    Thu
    2017
    1. Food Safety Workshop @ Santa Clara Dept. of Agriculture
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  76. Mar
    25
    Sat
    2017
  77. Apr
    12
    Wed
    2017
    1. Carbon Farm Planning Workshop @ Swanton Pacific Ranch
      Apr 12 (all-day)
  78. May
    5
    Fri
    2017
    1. Land Matching Mixer @ ALBA RDC
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  79. May
    14
    Sun
    2017
    1. Farmworker Reality Tour @ Watsonville area
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  80. May
    15
    Mon
    2017
    1. Building Successful Organic Businesses @ Webinar
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  81. Jun
    6
    Tue
    2017
  82. Jun
    7
    Wed
    2017
    1. Drought and Rangelands @ Webinar
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  83. Jun
    10
    Sat
    2017
  84. Jun
    13
    Tue
    2017
    1. Tour of Bay Area Wholesale Markets @ Meet in Woodland, CA for tour
      Jun 13 (all-day)
  85. Jun
    17
    Sat
    2017
    1. Environmental Stewardship on the Farm @ High Ground Organics
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  86. Jul
    16
    Sun
    2017
    1. Pasture Based Livestock @ Fiesta Farm
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  87. Jul
    28
    Fri
    2017
  88. Aug
    19
    Sat
    2017
  89. Sep
    23
    Sat
    2017
    1. Queer Farmer Field Day @ UCSC Farm
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  90. Sep
    24
    Sun
    2017
    1. On-farm Seed Saving and Production @ PICA (Program in Community & Agroecology)
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  91. Oct
    3
    Tue
    2017
    1. Certified Organic Pot? Find Out Why Not @ Webinar
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  92. Oct
    15
    Sun
    2017
    1. Flowers and Festivals! @ Camp Joy Gardens
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  93. Oct
    29
    Sun
    2017
    1. California Small Farm Conference @ Robert Cabral Agricultural Center
      Oct 29 – Oct 30 (all-day)
  94. Nov
    5
    Sun
    2017
    1. Grow Great Garlic! Cultivating Organic Garlic in the Home Garden and Small Farm @ Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, UC Santa Cruz
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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