When: March 7, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Warren G. Dutton Jr. Agricultural Pavilion at Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville

Cost: None

Reservations: Required by March 2 at 707-544-5575

This comprehensive course will cover the newly revised regulations aimed at reducing diesel emissions in California for agricultural production, and funding opportunities:  On-road truck, Off-road vehicles, Portable and Stationary engines and equipment, etc.  Information will be presented by representatives from the California Farm Bureau Federation, California Air Resources Board and the two Sonoma County Air Quality Districts.

Regulations require owners to report diesel vehicles and equipment, forklifts, etc. to the California Air Resources Board and then begin a program to retrofit or replace their equipment over the next decade.  Those attending the course will receive agricultural exemption applications and funding forms.