Green Festival Speakers

Cindy Daley

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Daley is a professor at California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture. Faculty supervisor and manager of the Organic Dairy Teaching and Applied Research Unit located on the Paul L. Byrne University Farm Facility. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have certified 85 acres as organic (with another 30 acres in transition) to support our curricular enhancements, including an integrated organic livestock/cropping system and organic vegetable project with sales to food services on campus.The dairy supports 80 crossbred milking cows, in a seasonal system. Fortyfive acres of certified organic ground is in irrigated pasture, and under intensive grazing management. Forty acres of certified organic crop ground is devoted to winter forage, summer annuals, cover crops and vegetable production. Dr. Daley is interested in soil/forage/performance interactions; impact of organic production practices on nutrient cycling; and economic assessment of organic production practices.