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California Ag Leadership is Recruiting!

California Ag Leadership is Recruiting!

Applications are now being accepted for Class 44 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). Growers, farmers, ranchers and individuals working in allied businesses and organizations are encouraged to apply.

The Ag Leadership Program, operated by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), is considered to be one of the premier leadership development experiences in the United States. Nearly 1,200 men and women have participated in the program and are influential leaders and active volunteers in the agriculture industry, communities and other areas.

The 16-month program, from October 2013 to January 2015, is composed of monthly seminars delivered by Cal Poly, Pomona; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fresno; University of California, Davis; and other academic institutions. Fellows also participate in a 10-day national travel seminar and a 15-day international travel seminar.

Old Town Flea Market - Vendors Welcome

Old Town Flea Market - Vendors Welcome


Calling all Vendors – Vendor Space is Now Available For Reservation!

“The Central Valley is the home of many artisan crafters, antique dealers, and vintage salvagers. What better way to bring them all together, but in the heart of Old Town Clovis! We want to introduce the Old Town Clovis Flea Market. A one-of-a-kind market focused on antique, vintage, repurposed, and handmade goods.” says Julie Gomes, co-producer of the Old Town Flea Market with Karen Chisum, to be held Saturday & Sunday June 8-9th at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, in Old Town Clovis.

The Old Town Flea Market, a first of its kind in the Central Valley, comes to the Clovis Rodeo Grounds on Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9th. Gates open for sales as early as 8:00 am on Saturday, June 8th, rain or shine.

Young Entrepreneurs Stepping Up For Edison Challenge!


On Wednesday, March 13, teams of young entrepreneurs from Tulare, Fresno and Kings county high schools will present projects at the Visalia Convention Center, in response to Southern California Gas Company Challenge for Student Entrepreneurs.

The Challenge is designed to encourage students to develop products, services or other economic growth ideas that can be applied in the San Joaquin Valley.

Eight high school teams will represent the following schools: Golden West High School (Visalia), Porterville High School, Harmony Magnet Academy (Strathmore), McLane High School (Fresno), Minarets High School (Oakhurst-North Fork), Sierra Pacific High School (Hanford), Lemoore High School, and Mt.

Spring Ahead This Weekend - Daylight Saving Time

Spring Ahead This Weekend - Daylight Saving Time

It's time to spring ahead for Daylight Saving time! This weekend - Sunday at 2 A.M. specifically, the time changes. Most of us turn our clocks ahead before going to bed Saturday night. 

Ever wonder why we do this? Here's an interresting article explaining more about daylight saving time. 

Oh, and here's something else - FREE BREAKFAST!


·         On March 10th you’ll lose an hour of sleep. Don’t lose out on breakfast too. Enjoy a FREE bag of bagels from fresh&easy on March 10th and 11th. Get your bagel coupon at freshandeasy.com.

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.


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.