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Blossom Trail 2013!

Blossom Trail 2013!

Grab the tissue, antihistimine, sunglasses, camera and maybe even a picnic and enjoy the Fresno County Blossom Trail

 

PG&E Offers Free Workshop for Growers on Rebates and Incentives

PG&E Offers Free Workshop for Growers on Rebates and Incentives

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) invites you to a session specifically for agriculture customers. The focus will be on how your business can manage electricity costs. PG&E representatives will discuss Time-Varying Pricing, energy efficiency, tools and programs to help better manage your energy costs.

The workshop will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Fresno County Farm Bureau office, at 1274 West Hedges Ave., Fresno, CA 93728 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.     Registration/Breakfast

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     Safety/Introductions

9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Time-Varying Pricing Updates

9:30 a.m.- 10 a.m.     Service Planning Green Book Updates/New Business Process

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ag Safety Board Demonstrations

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Solar

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ag Rebates/Incentives

11:45 a.m.

USDA Opens For Latest Round of Farm-To-School Grants

USDA Opens For Latest Round of Farm-To-School Grants

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has released a request for applications (RFA) for the latest round of USDS Farm-to-School Grants.

These grants help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers.

"USDA's Farm-to-School grants connect schools with their local farmers, ranchers and food businesses, providing new economic opportunities to food producers and bringing healthy, local offerings into school cafeterias," said Merrigan.

Alltech North American Lecture comes to Visalia

During this year’s 28th annual North American Lecture Tour, Alltech will be challenging attendees to Stay Curious.

The lecture tour travelling throughout North America will be making a stop in Visalia on Wednesday, February 27. The event will take place at the Visalia Marriott  and Convention Center beginning at 9:00 am.  Advance registration is not required.

State Needs Your Input on High Speed Rail

State Needs Your Input on High Speed Rail

Caltrans, which manages two of the nation’s busiest passenger rail lines, is asking its rapidly growing passenger base what they think about rail systems in the Golden State.

The department will host five public open houses and a statewide webinar this month to solicit input on the draft California State Rail Plan (CSRP), which will lay out a vision for freight, passenger and high-speed rail in the state. The draft plan is available here and comments can be submitted through March 11.  

“Each year, nearly six million passengers ride the trains in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

Scholarship Money Up for Grabs!

Scholarship Money Up for Grabs!

Proteus, Inc.

World Ag Expo Kicks Preps Into High Gear

World Ag Expo Kicks Preps Into High Gear

World Ag Expo will kick off its 46th annual show tomorrow, February 12, 2013 in Tulare, California.

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and the playing of the National Anthem will be followed by a two-plane flyover, expected shortly before 10:00 a.m.

The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo touts more than 1,400 exhibitors who display cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.