Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties
University of California
Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Sacramento Valley Field Crops

  • SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting

    UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA...

  • ‘Sheeping off’ alfalfa is a win-win for all!

    'Sheeping off' alfalfa fields in the wintertime benefits alfalfa growers and sheep herders in that sheep get feed and alfalfa growers get weevil and weed control benefits and thatch removed for higher quality hay.

    ‘Sheeping off' or grazing alfalfa fields in the fall and winter, when alfalfa fields are dormant and not growing very fast is frequently of benefit to both alfalfa growers and sheep producers. The bulk of California's lambs are born in the fall and...

  • Agenda for Field Day on Thursday in Meridian

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    Join us on December 6 in Meridian to launch our Healthy Soils Cover Crop Project!   Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day Meridian, CA December 6, 2018 ~ 8:30-11:00am     8:30 am     Coffee and...

  • Duane Chamberlain, Yolo County Farmer, 2018 Jim Kuhn Leadership Award, CAFA

    Duane Chamberlain, farmer from Yolo County, California, takes pride in farming quite difficult, class IV heavy clay soils, producing high yields and quality with alfalfa and grass hays destined for the horse and dairy markets. He is a big believer in early fall planting on modified shallow beds for maximizing yields on heavy soils, as in this productive new field in Woodland, CA (November 8, 2018).

    It is with great pride that the Board of Directors of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA) has selected Duane Chamberlain, a prominent Yolo County Farmer, for the Jim Kuhn Leadership Award in 2018.  The Jim Kuhn Leadership Award...

  • 2018 California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium

    Birds foraging for insects and rodents in flood irrigated alfalfa. Photo: Capital Press.

    Producing Healthy Forage Systems  November 27-28-29, 2018 Grand Sierra Resort, Reno Nevada Hay y'all, come join us for the California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium in Reno, NV, November 27-29, 2018! This year's...


Sarah Light, Area CE Agronomy Advisor

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142A Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95991

(530) 822-7515 

About Sarah

Sarah has been serving as the Agronomy Advisor in Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa Counties since 2017. She has a B.A. in Latin American Studies, a dual M.S. in Soil Science and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University, and is fluent in Spanish.

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