Paicines Ranch Field Day

Thursday, June 01, 2023 at 08:00 AM
13388 Airline Hwy
Paicines, CA 95043

6:30 am - 8:15 am   Registration

7 am - 8 am (Optional)

  • Austin Spence, postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis, captures birds on-site for close viewing using mist-nets while discussing birds on farms.

8:15 am - 8:25 am Welcome from Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance

8:25 am - 9:15 am

  • Kelly Mulville and Greg Richardson, Paicines Ranch, will lead a walk in the vineyard to showcase on-farm practices promoting biodiversity, as well as the planning and vision for the ranch into the future.

9:30 am - 11:00 am (rotating sessions)

  • Jo Ann Baumgartner and Nick Filannino, Wild Farm Alliance, will demonstrate installation of bird boxes and discuss the pest control services offered by beneficial birds. 
  • Tommy Fenster, PhD Student with UC Davis and the Ecdysis Foundation, and Kelly Mulville will demonstrate the linkage between livestock with regenerative cropping systems. 
  • Sam Earnshaw, Hedgerows Unlimited, and Greg Richardson will showcase aspects of conservation plantings and demonstrate key aspects of installation. 

11:00 am - 11:30 am   Snack Break

11:30 am - 1:00pm

  • Houston Wilson, UC Riverside, will discuss practical and cost-effective pest management strategies for vineyards.
  • Elissa Olimpi, Virginia Tech, will cover how bats provide pest control and how to promote them on farms. 
  • Jenny Garley, New Age Laboratories and Agronomical Services, will provide a brief overview of what plant sap analysis is, nutrient mobility and how it pertains to plant health, pests and diseases.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Lunch

— FAQs —

Start/end time? Workshop hours are 8:00am - 2:00pm (with an optional mist netting demonstration at 7:00am). Check-in starts at 6:30am.

Is lunch included? Yes! Your workshop ticket includes a delicious and locally-sourced lunch prepared by Paicines Chef Carlos & team.

Do you have scholarships? Yes! We understand that some folks may need additional support to attend. If so, please use the sliding scale donation option to pay what you can.

Are there overnight lodging options for Wednesday night? Yes! You can book a room while registering. Rooms are private and include a private bathroom. If you have questions about lodging, please email [email protected] .

Alternative lodging options are also available locally. Please contact any of the below for more information:

  • Ridgemark - 10 miles from Ranch
  • Best Western - located in Hollister, 15 miles from Ranch
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - located in Hollister, 15 miles from Ranch