Make Water Work for Your Farm

Oct 28, 2019


Opportunity Workshop

November 4, 2019

Ventura, CA


Co-sponsored by

University of California Cooperative Extension

Ventura County Farm Bureau


Why:             Apply for CDFA funding- State Water efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).Receive up to $100,000 in grant funding to improve your on-farm water and energy efficiency practices through the grant funding program. During the workshop UCCE Climate Smart Community Education Specialist and your local irrigation specialists will:

  • Provide a comprehensive review of SWEEP and summary of other future CDFA Climate Smart Grant programs
  • Guide you through the required water savings and greenhouse gas reduction calculations
  • Show you how to assemble a strong grant proposal


When:          Monday, November 4 2019

                        2 PM – 4 PM

Where:         UC Cooperative Extension office, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura 93003. California Conference room


Who:     Alli Rowe, Community Education Specialist, UCCE-Ventura County

Ben Faber, Soils and Water Advisor, UCCE-Ventura County

Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE- Ventura County

Khaled Bali, Irrigation Specialist, UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Daniele Zaccaria, Agricultural Water Management Specialist, UC Davis


Registration:  To register go to:

Questions:      Contact Alli Rowe, 805-645-1464, email:


Grant info.:    Applications are due December 16, 2019 online at

The SWEEP provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.

Please feel free to contact us if you need special accommodations.

Free One-On-One Technical Assistance to Apply for Grant Funds

Need help in developing and /or submitting your project proposal? Schedule your free one-on-one Technical Assistance session, contact your local UC Cooperative Extension Office for additional information at 805-645-1464

The University of California prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to Affirmative Action Contact and Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397;

By Ben Faber
Author - Advisor

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