Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Past Events

CompostCompost Bootcamp: Biostimulant Strategies for Regenerative Ag

June 6-7, 2019 in Paicines, CA

A Hands-on Intensive with Gerry Gillespie & Christine Jones focusing on how to make and apply beneficial life-supporting seed and soil inoculants in place of high analysis fertilizers and seed dressings.

Water bottlesCamp Fire Water Resources Monitoring and Research Symposium

June 4, 2019 in Chico, CA

The symposium brings together researchers who have been investigating the impacts of the Camp Fire and other urban fires in Northern California. Speakers will cover research conducted on waterways, gardens, working landscapes and the urban environment following the recent fires in our local community.

Cows grazing

The Future of Farming is Regenerative

May 9-10, 2019 in Medford, OR

This event, presented by Our Family Farms, will begin by laying the foundation for theory about regenerative agriculture, then focus on connecting theory with practices in the field, and conclude with examples of farms that have successfully implemented these principles.

Soil samples in the Soil Rad LabSoil Health Workshop

May 6-7, 2019 in Chico, CA

Nicole Masters is a New Zealand based soil expert focusing on the biological aspects of soil regarding carbon sequestration and regenerative farming. She will be talking with us about biological diversity in production systems, and how you can shift and improve your management to include a healthy soils focus.

Run Happy Bee Happy event poster4th Annual Run Happy Bee Happy Run & Brunch

April 27, 2019 in Denair, CA

The profits will benefit Planet Bee Foundation and the CSU, Chico Regenerative Agriculture Initiative. Run or walk the path which will show you the organic pasture dairy, solar panels, olive and almond trees, organic pastured hens, and more. After the race, a brunch will be prepared with local foods and beverages.

Chico Flax Field DayChico Flax Field Day

April 27, 2019 in Chico, CA

Look at what Chico Flax is doing with their grant Healthy Soils Incentive sponsored by California Department of Food and Agriculture for carbon sequestering farming.

Ranch Resiliency and Range StewardshipRanch Resiliency and Range Steward Workshop

April 22-24, 2019 in Susanville, CA

This event is the second in a series of Ranch Resiliency workshops in Susanville. It will focus on stockmanship through an emphasis on the principles and techniques of low stress livestock handling. The workshop will start with a classroom portion, followed by two options for hands-on work with cattle at Willow Creek Ranch.

Cover crops in Daniel Unruh's farmSoil Health Event with Glenn County RCD + Colusa County RCD: Unruh + Kabir

April 17, 2019 at Daniel Unruh's Walnut Orchard

Daniel Unruh will talk about cover crops, nematodes and orchard health, and give guests a demonstration of the Unruh crimper in action. Zahangir Kabir, USDA-NRCS, will give us a rain simulation that shows what happens to orchard soils with no cover crops and what happens to adjacent soils with cover crops. 

Grassfed Exchange PosterGrassfed Exchange Conference

April 3-5, 2019, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds

The Grassfed Exchange is a coordinated effort of producers and buyers of grassfed genetics that come together to form the Grassfed Exchange Committee. Their desire is to provide a means of education and exchange of grassfed genetics between producers. 

Thomas Goreau speaks at the This Way To Sustainability ConferenceThis Way to Sustainability Conference XIV Regenerating Ecological Systems: Impacts & Solutions to Climate Crisis

March 28-29, 2019 at CSU, Chico

This conference is to encourage ecologically sound stewardship practices by providing common ground to identify solutions to real world issues; ones that balance economic needs, social needs and environmental realities.

Nodules of a fava beanFava Bean Nitrogen Fixation Trial Field Day

March 22, 2019 at the Lundberg Family Farm

Fava bean is an ancient food crop that is extensively grown and consumed around the world. Several speakers will talk about the benefits and selection of cover crops for different cropping systems. There will be a demonstration field trial that aims to identify fava bean genotypes with enhanced nitrogen fixation.

A cow grazingOrganic Dairy Field Day

March 13, 2019 at the CSU, Chico University Farm

Hosted by Chico State Organic Dairy Program, this field day will feature a trades how visit, speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, and a social hour with Chico State sausage, beer, wine and cheese tasting.

CalCan logo6th Annual California Climate & Agriculture Network Summit and Celebration of CalCAN's 10th Anniversary

March 4-5, 2019 at UC Davis Conference Center

The event brings together a diverse group of over 350 farmers and ranchers, researchers, agriculture professionals, environmental nonprofit organizations, local and state policymakers and government agencies.

Resource Conservation District of Butte County logoWebinar

February 27, 2019

Free webinar with Matt Slaughter, Director of Earthfort Labs, about post-fire recovery of ecological function using soil inoculants and amendments for restoration of degraded sites. Topics will include purpose of innoculants and amendments, examples from past clean-up projects, and importance of proper testing.

Healthy soil with a worm in it

Healthy Soils Academy

November 13-15, 2018 at the CSU Chico University Farm

The RAI is partnering with Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta from Soil Health Consulting to host a Healthy Soils Academy. This is an opportunity for farmers to learn more about soil health and how to manage for optimal soil fertility and farm productivity.

John RoulacCRA Seminar Featuring John Roulac, CEO of Nutiva

October 4, 2018 at CSU, Chico, BMU 209

John Roulac will give a talk titled "The Critical Link Between Regenerative Farming Practices and Ocean Ecology." He has made it his life mission to revolutionize the way the world eats.