August 29, 2019 Public Work Group Meeting for the FARMER Program

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Public Work Group Meeting for the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program provides incentive funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations.

Though the FARMER Program Guidelines describe project categories currently available for funding in the FARMER Program, additional project categories and modifications to an existing project category are under development by CARB staff.  These proposed additional project categories would allow air districts greater flexibility in project funding.  CARB staff are holding a public work group meeting to seek input from stakeholders on an additional project category for demonstration of zero-emission agricultural vehicle and equipment technologies; and modifications to the following existing project categories: heavy-duty agricultural trucks, agricultural utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), and the agricultural equipment trade-up pilot project.  More details about the proposed modifications to the project categories will be available prior to the work group meeting.

This work group meeting will provide an opportunity for public stakeholders to engage with CARB staff to develop specific eligibility criteria, incentive funding levels, requirements, and other criteria associated with the proposed new and modified eligible project categories.  Input from this meeting will be incorporated into the final project criteria before being approved and being made available for funding by local air districts.

The work group will be held at the following location, date, and time:

Central Valley Location

DATE:              Thursday, August 29, 2019
TIME:               10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
LOCATION:      San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
                         Central Valley Regional Office
                         1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, California 93726

The public may also attend this Central Valley work group meeting by video conference at the air district’s Modesto and Bakersfield offices:

LOCATIONS:    Modesto Office
                         4800 Enterprise Way
                         Modesto, California 95356

                         Bakersfield Office
                         34946 Flyover Court
                         Bakersfield, California 93308

For individuals interested in participating, but unable to attend this meeting in person, the work group meeting will also be available via webcast.  Webcast instructions are also available

To participate remotely, please submit comments or questions during the webcast to FARMER Program staff.  We will address comments and questions submitted to the FARMER Program email during the meeting.

Work group meeting materials will be posted on the FARMER Program website prior to the work group meeting.

CARB staff have established an email list to notify stakeholders of upcoming events related to the FARMER Program.  If you would like to be notified of future meetings and the availability of materials, please sign up for the FARMER Program email list by clicking subscribe below.


If you have questions or comments regarding the FARMER Program or upcoming work group meetings, please contact Mr. Evan Powers, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 323-8967.