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March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 2020 • Sacramento, California • DoubleTree By Hilton Sacramento

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday Workshop & Demo | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions and Deep Dive Discussions | Thursday Best-In-Class Tours
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Compost Use In Agriculture:
Healthy Soils, Sequestering Carbon
Workshop & Demos
Monday, March 30, 2020

Updated 2.27

Organized by:
UC Davis, Agricultural Sustainability Institute
Calfornia Climate Investments
  BioCycle   UC Davis, Agricultural Sustainability Institute   CCI Calfornia Climate Investments

A Healthy Soils Program Workshop
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Fee: $125, with 2-day conference registration

Location for Workshop & Demos is the UC Davis
Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility
34205 Russell Blvd, Winters, CA 95694
(At the corner of Russell Blvd. and Kinsella Lane, Winters, CA)

Transportation to Russell Ranch from the Conference venue (DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento), is limited. To reserve your seat on the shuttle, email BioCycle with note: Reserve my seat on shuttle to Workshop and include your name.
For attendees with reserved shuttle seat
10:45 AM—11:30 AM: Workshop Check-In at DoubleTree By Hilton Sacramento
11:40 AM: Depart DoubleTree By Hilton Sacramento
12:20 AM Arrive Russell Ranch


11:45 PM—12:30 PMCheck-In At Russell Ranch (for registrants not on shuttle)

12:30 PM —12:45 PMCarbon Farming + Compost:
The Big Picture and the Century Farm

Kate Scow, University of California (UC), Davis

12:45 PM—1:00 PMIncreasing Carbon Sequestration,
Decreasing Carbon Loss


Radomir Schmidt, UC Davis

1:00 PM—1:15 PM Compost Effects On Soil Health Indicators
In The Long Term


Nicole Tautges, UC Davis

1:15 PM—1:45 PM Q&A and Break as needed

1:45 PM —2:45 PM Lightning Round: Masters And PhD Students
Present Current Research

Digging Deeper: Impact Of Compost And Cover Crop On Soil Carbon Sequestration
Jessica Chiartas, University of California (UC), Davis
Compost And Biochar Impacts On Soil Aggregation, Carbon Storage, And Microbial Communities
Daoyuan Wang, UC Davis
Compost Allocation Network: Modeling Compost Distribution To Help Meet California's Organic Waste Diversion Law
Brendan Harrison, University of California, Merced
Improving Nitrogen Uptake In Annual Crops Using Green Waste Compost
Cole Smith, UC Davis
How Cover Crops Help Water, Carbon And Nitrogen Move Deeper In The Soil 
Daniel Rath, UC Davis

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Demonstrations

• Samples of soil amendments, including compost, biodigestate, biochar
• Compost spreader calibration
• Measuring soil carbon

3:30 PM—4:00 PM Case Study: County Applies Compost In Altamont Hills To Sequester Carbon

Hillary Sardiñas, Alameda County Resource Conservation District (RCD)
Rebecca Ryals, University of California (UC) Merced
Kelly Schoonmaker, StopWaste, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates

4:00 PM—4:30PMQ&A, Discussion