Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Past Events

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.