The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Center for Appropriate Technology are hosting the Third Annual “Growing Together” Latino Farmer Conference specifically designed for Spanish speaking farmers, ranchers and members of agricultural organizations. Registration is open now for the November 7 conference to be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the UC-Riverside Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA, 92211. The conference will be conducted in Spanish, with English translation available.
Accessing financial resources. The conference includes workshop sessions and panel discussions for the following topics:
- Sustainable soil management
- Improving irrigation efficiency
- Developing markets for your products
- NRCS programs
- Improving soils with coverage crops, compost and mulch
- Food safety
- Employee insurance and health regulations
The fee is $20. Participants may register online (click here) or pay at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. A number of hotel rooms are available without cost for Ventura County farmers. For more information, contact Dawn Afman, District Conservationist, NRCS at 805.984.2358 x101 or [email protected].
A complete conference agenda also is available online (click here).
For more information about the conference, contact Christine Chavez, Outreach Specialist at 530.219.0477 or [email protected] and Victor M. Hernandez, Outreach Specialist and Sociologist at 530.792.5628 or [email protected].