Upper  Feather  River  Watershed  Group
        PO Box 975  Loyalton, Ca  96118
          Plumas and Sierra Counties
UFRWG  Agriculture Stakeholders Advancing water stewardship

Kingdon Ranch Tour and BBQ
Indian Valley

FRLT Sustainable Ag Workshop
and
Kingdon Ranch BMP Tour & BBQ
September 26, 2009

 sponsored by:
Feather River Land Trust
Feather River College
Upper Feather River Watershed Group
Feather River RCD
Sierra Valley RCD
Payen Ranch
Rice Hill Ranch
Robert Meachem, Plumas Board of Superviosrs
Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen
Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen

    Kingdon Ranch BMP Tour
    Among the topics discussed:

    Irrigation Efficiency Practices using
    underground mainline pipe

    BMPs for Water Quality & Conservation
    Projects by local ranchers
          
    Rotational Grazing to maximize forage    
    production and utilization

    Ranch Tour hosts Brian and Heather Kingdon treated about 50 participants
to an informative open discussion and exchange of ideas on water quality
BMPs.  The Kingdon's mainline pipe project to improve irrigation efficiency
and increase forage production on their pastures was featured.
Sustainable Ag Workshop     
Taylorsville, Ca
      About 70 participants enjoyed a day of informative speakers, and two panel
 discussions: beginning farmers panel, niche and local-grown panel.    
               
       Area school kids were treated to a youth section lead by young leaders in the         
  farming community.
John Gamper, California Farm Bureau
discusses land use and the
Agriculture Preservation Act.
Young Farmers Discussion Panel
Youth Session
Brian Morris, Plumas County Flood Control
and Conservation District
highlights local and state water issues.
  The "seasoned" Farmers