California Conference

California Conference

California Conference

At Western SARE’s California subregional conference, farmers, ranchers and agricultural support people gathered in Visalia on December 2 and 3, 2009 to learn more about SARE and agricultural sustainability. They discussed key issues related to the future of agriculture and expressed the critical needs and issues that face California agriculture.
 
The posts here for downloading showcase representative successful Western SARE projects in California.

Conference Overview

 

Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication

Read Western SARE's "From the Field" publication, Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management. This report highlights four successful Western SARE-funded projects addressing livestock grazing on rangelands and riparian areas.

 

Habitat Plantings and Restoration for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Pollinators and beneficial insects are critical for healthy agricultural landscapes and many of the crops grown in the West. Restoring native habitats, identifying plants that provide the best food and habitat, and understanding nesting behaviors are all essential to conserve pollinators and beneficial insects.This publication highlights four Western SARE-funded initiatives that provide cutting-edge information for creating on-farm habitat and implementing best practices that support pollinators and beneficial insects.

 

Water Use Efficiency

Western SARE releases it's latest "From the Field" report: Boosting Agricultural Production through Water Use Efficiency. This publication highlights five Western SARE-funded initiatives in the areas of low water use crops, partial root zone drying techniques, efficient water use technologies, and linking farmer-friendly water use efficiency programs to achieve state water policy goals.