Library

Social Equity

Jun 20, 2019

Kacy Smith, Health and Wellness Coordinator & Michael Parola, Assistant Ranch Manager and Sustainability Director, Smith Family Wines talk about the social equity component of sustainability at Smith Family Wines.

Dec 20, 2018

Kris Beal, M.S., Executive Director of Vineyard Team, recounts some of the history of the organization, it’s current activities and what the future holds in store.

Sep 20, 2018

Marc Lea, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, San Luis Obispo County Ag and Lottie Martin, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office talk about using pesticides safely and recycling pesticide containers.

Aug 29, 2018
Jacob Hernandez & Craig Macmillan, PhD

In winegrowing regions with insufficient rainfall, the importance of a well-functioning irrigation system cannot be overstated. Here are some of the most common problems found with drip irrigation systems in vineyards and some practical solutions.

Aug 21, 2018
Ashley Poupart

Ashley Poupart explores why sustain practices are important to the wine and winegrape industries followed by an overview and comparison of the major sustainability certifications available to vineyards.

Aug 21, 2018
Bart Haycraft 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager for Jackson Family Wines Los Alamos, walks through all of the vineyard operations he has mechanized on his ranches including weed control, canopy management and efficient harvesting. Q&A for this session is found here: https://youtu.be/nC1gSjtU1QM

Aug 21, 2018
Bart Haycraft 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager for Jackson Family Wines Los Alamos, answers questions about the vineyard operations he has mechanized on his ranches including weed control, canopy management and efficient harvesting. The full session is found here: https://youtu.be/ItFu_50H0og

Aug 9, 2018
Stephanie Bolton and Craig Macmillan Aerial Imaginig Workshop

A list of vendors compared on 10 variables.

Aug 2, 2018

Betsey Nash, owner of Nash HR Services, brings the listener up to speed on best hiring practices, HR regulations and HR best practices.

Jul 20, 2018
Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast

Check out some favorite episodes Here are ten episodes of the Sustainable Winegrowing podcast you don’t want to miss.

Jul 3, 2018
Eric Sill, Director of Environmental Health and SafetyThe Wonderful Company Night Work Safety Tailgate June 28, 2018

A template of a manual for night work safety procedures, requirements and record-keeping. An excellent tool for training and documentation.

Jul 3, 2018
Eric Sill, Director of Environmental Health and Safety,The Wonderful Company Night Work Safety Tailgate June 28, 2018

Use this handy worksheet to record the illumination of the lights on a piece of farm equipment. Identify areas where more illumination is needed and document that you have assessed your equipment for night safety.

Jul 3, 2018
Various Night Work Safety Tailgate June 28, 2018

Three safety handouts from the Shade Cloth and Night Safety Tailgate held June 28, 2018 at Monterey Pacific, Inc., Soledad, California.

Jun 21, 2018

Beth Wonson, Founder & CEO of Beth Wonson and Company shares her wisdom about communication in the workplace.

Jun 18, 2018
AgSafe Fact sheet

The safety rules and regulations governing working at night as of June, 2018. In English and Spanish.

Apr 19, 2018

Marc Lea, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner of County of San Luis Obispo and George Donati, General Manager, Pacific Vineyard Company, talk about the dynamics of ag-urban conflicts and how to maintain good relationships.

Mar 1, 2018
Pesticide Safety Education Program CDFA Publication

A list of topics that must be discussed during training sessions with employees over the course of the year as part of require Worker Protection Standard training. (Current as of March, 2018)

Feb 1, 2018

Amy Wolfe, President/CEO of AgSafe, discusses changes to the Worker Protection Standard including worker training, decontamination, and emergency response training.

Jan 11, 2018
San Luis Obispo County Agriculture Department

Contacts, definitions, and processes for disposing of pesticides (hazardous waste in San Luis Obispo County.

Oct 19, 2017

Many factors influence the number of people coming to the U.S. to work including the cost and danger of crossing the border and improved economic conditions in Mexico.

Aug 21, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

Night harvesting has many benefits, but it also comes with its own safety concerns. Here’s how to keep your people safe this harvest.

Aug 10, 2017
Phillip Martin 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Phillip Martin, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, discusses some of the factors that affect the supply of farm labor in the United States.

Jul 10, 2017

Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Apr 27, 2017

On Jan 1, 2017, Worker Protection Standards (WPS) were updated. Here's what you need to know. In English and Spanish.

Feb 21, 2017
2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Three growers and two economists discuss the supply of farm labor in the U.S. Original content from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Feb 7, 2017
Dr. Diane Charlton 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Diane Charlton discusses the economic and social changes in rural Mexico that are responsible for fewer workers coming to the United States. Original content from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Nov 15, 2016
Brian Leahy

Pest management is essential to a modern society

Nov 14, 2016
Diane Charlton

Adjusting to an Era of Farm Labor Scarcity - Challenges and Opportunities

Nov 14, 2016
Philip Martin

Dr. Phillip Martin, Professor Emeritus of Economics, UC Davis, lays out the landscape of the farm labor supply in California and reports on how growers are adapting.