Environmental Stewardship Classes Offered in Tulare, Fresno
The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program is offering free classes on environmental stewardship. The two-part series of water quality classes (three hours each), known as the Environmental Stewardship Short Course, will be held in Tulare and taught by Dr. Deanne Meyer, a livestock waste management specialist from the University of California, Davis.
A separate session on air quality will also be offered in Fresno. Producers can attend all or part of the Short Course to meet the education requirements. The classes cover environmental issues, regulatory requirements and management practices for dairy producers. These classes offer "one-stop shopping" with a comprehensive overview of water-quality related environmental regulatory requirements for California dairy producers.
The schedule is as follows: Water Quality Classes - Thursday, March 27 - Class 1: 9 a.m. to 12 noon - Class 2: 1 to 4 pm - Southern California Edison - Energy Education Center (formerly Edison AGTAC) 4175 South Laspina Street, Tulare.
Air Quality Class - Thursday, April 3 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Fresno County Farm Bureau - 1274 W. Hedges Avenue, Fresno, CA. You must attend both classes to complete the water quality education requirement, unless you have previously received credit for attending CDQAP water quality courses. Producers with additional questions can call CDQAP at (530) 574-0524.