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Past Events

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Farmers work the land.Regenerate Conference

November 19-22, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and American Grassfed Association will collaborate again to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, teachers, and others to explore ideas of Health from the Soil Up.

A painting of a man and woman holding a plant as bees buzz around.2019 Fibershed Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium

November 16, 2019 in Point Reyes Station, CA

We will explore the role of partnership in elevating and activating right relationship with bioregional material culture. Hear from scientists, community leaders, landscape managers, and artists: together we will come to understand how partnerships support whole ecosystem health and connections between communities.

People run to honor veterans.2019 Veterans Day 5k Hoorah Run/Walk

November 9, 2019 in Chico, CA

Celebrate and honor our Veterans at this event, hosted by CSU, Chico Facilities Management and Services. The course starts in front of Kendall Hall and takes you on a route throughout the beautiful campus. Sign up early as there is a limited supply of commemorative shirts available with registration. Funds raised will be awarded to veteran students through an application process between FMS and The Office of Veterans Affairs.

A piece of farming equipmentHealthy Soils Field Day and Equipment Showcase

November 6, 2019, in Meridian, CA

Listen to presentations on soil health work in the region. Topics will include warm season cover cropping, regenerative agriculture, resilient systems, methane Consumption in annual cropping systems, and building soil carbon-impacts. There will be an equipment viewing and discussion period.

Dr. Isaya Kisekka

GEOS Seminar

November 4, 2019, in Chico, CA

Hear Dr. Isaya Kisekka, Associate Professor at University California, Davis speak about sustainable agricultural water management in California for enhanced productivity and environmental outcomes. This event is sponsored by The Association of Geological and Environmental Students, an academic club with the common interest of environmental and earth processes

A pomegranate hands from a branch.North State Food & Farming Convening: Creating a Regional Food System Resilient to Disaster

October 24, 2019 in Chico, CA

Come share and learn from the North State community on topics including supporting our family farmers, food access and recovery, and the health of local food systems in the face of disaster.

Flowers bathe in the sun at Full Belly FarmDemystifying on Farm Beneficial Microbes

October 24, 2019 in Woodland, CA

Join farmer panelists Paul Muller, Liz Schroeder and Jeff Main and research panelists Kate Scow, Amelie Gaudin, and Johan Leveau for an afternoon of conversation on the ins and outs of managing on-farm soil microbes.

Compost is held in hands.Using Compost in Tomato Systems - A Healthy Soils Program Workshop

October 10, 2019 in Woodland, CA

Learn about using compost in tomato systems from Nicole Tautges, UC Davis; Suellen Witham, Westside Spreading; Ike Glick, Pequea Machines; Colin Muller, Muller Ranch.

Cindy Daley kneels on the ground with two students beside her examining soil in the middle of cows grazing.The Art and Science of Regenerative Agriculture: Its Role in the Climate Crisis

October 7, 2019 in Chico, CA

Dr. Daley will address the need for a more regenerative form of agriculture based on the current state of our ecological systems, status of our existing food system, and the impact our current ag policies have had on human health.

A rangeland glows in the sun.Carbon Farm Planning

October 3, 2019 in Los Banos

Learn how to measure greenhouse gas benefits using Comet-Planner, how to develop a carbon farm, and plan the scientific and applied basis for carbon farming conservation practices that sequester carbon in row crops, rangelands and forests.

A truck drives down a hill.Cattle, Carbon & Compost

October 1, 2019 in Yolo County

Larn about research efforts seeking to improve forage and increase rangeland soil carbon storage. Tour compost trial sites and see a 50‐acre compost application.

Julie Sze smiles for the cameraEnvironmental Justice as Freedom

October 3, 2019 in Chico, CA

Julie Sze, Professor and Founding Chair of American Studies at the University of California, Davis will speak about environmental humanities

Earth is aflame on top and freezing on the bottom.2019 Fall Speaker Series: Climate Change — Butte County Issues

September 19, October 17, November 14, December 5 in Chico, CA

Sessions include "Climate Crisis — We are Living It," "Possibilities for Change in Butte County," "Where Are We Now — A County-Wide View," and "Regenerative Agriculture: Tools to Remove & Sequester CO2."

Jeffrey Cohen smiles for the camera.Noah’s Arkive: Utopia, Failure and Climate Change

September 19, 2019 in Chico, CA

Jeffrey Cohen examines the intimacy of the Noah’s ark myth to contemporary imaginings of conservation and refuge.

Naomi Klein poses for a photoshootNaomi Klein

September 28, 2019 in Chico, CA

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and author of the "New York Times" and several international bestsellers. In this talk, she will be joined by Eddie Vela, PhD., Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico.