EL CENTRO – The Farm Bureau will be hosting a class, free of charge, for anyone who is interested in burrowing owls, how they relate to agriculture in Imperial Valley including laws and regulations for all Migratory Birds.
The five-hour course includes three hours of class time and two hours in the field learning how to install a burrowing owl nesting box. Â A total of five continuing education credits will be given for those who complete the course. Â This will consist of 1-1/2 hours of law and 3-1/2 hours of other, which includes 1/2 hour of aerial credits for you ag pilots. Â These continuing education credits will be applicable for PCAs, ag pilots, holders of QAL and QAC licenses, and farmers with Private Applicator Certificates.
The three-hour classroom portion of the training begins July 28, 2014 at the Farm Bureau Board Room: 1000 Broadway, El Centro, CA and will run from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.
The two-hour field portion of the training will be held the following morning, July 29, 2014, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the Meloland Field Station: 1004 E. Holton Rd., Holtville, CA, where attendees will participate in installing a burrowing owl nesting box.
The class is paid for by the Imperial Valley Community Foundation Burrowing Owl Stewardship and Education Fund.
For more information, contact the Farm Bureau at 760-352-3831