Below is a collection of upcoming seminars that cover a variety of topics pertainining to the California avocado industry and the agricultural industry at large. 

January, 2018

Coffee Summit

Cal Poly Pomona is hosting the “Coffee Summit” — an all-day event examining the opportunities and challenges of producing coffee in California, including inter-planting coffee with California avocado trees. California coffee industry leaders from Santa Barbara and San Diego Counties, as well as professionals form the University of California, University of Hawaii and the United States Department of Agriculture will share their expertise with attendees.

18 Jan
8:00am - 4:00pm
AGRIscapes Agricultural Outreach Center, Cal Poly Pomona, 4102 South University Drive
Pomona , CA

National Farmers Union "Women in Leadership" Conference

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is hosting a “Women in Leadership” Conference is designed to provide women with information concerning:

  • Business planning
  • Succession planning
  • Running for local office
  • Innovative marketing

The event is designed to help women in agriculture develop a network of female producers they can reach out to during the course of the year, as well as provide the attendees with tools that can help them operate with success.

18 Jan
8:00am - 11:00am
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego , CA

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

31 Jan
8:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Oxnard, 600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard , CA

February, 2018

California Avocado Society Seminar: Pest Monitoring and Management

Mark Hoddle, extension specialist in Biological Control at the University of California, Riverside, will discuss pest monitoring and management.

06 Feb
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
07 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA
08 Feb
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Educational Seminars

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) staff will provide California avocado growers and labor contractors with information concerning federal labor law requirements, an overview of the legal wage and hour requirements and answer employer questions. Growers and labor contractors are encouraged to attend.

06 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa, 2001 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook , CA
07 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
Santa Paula Ag Museum, 926 Railroad Ave.
Santa Paula , CA
08 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo , CA

AgSafe Labor Laws and Regulations Workshop

AgSafe will host a series of daylong workshops  concerning agricultural laws and regulations. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Workshop topics include:

06 Feb
7:00am - 5:00pm
Masonic Complex, 320 Sherwood Road
Paso Robles , CA
07 Feb
7:00am - 5:00pm
Masonic Complex, 320 Sherwood Road
Paso Robles , CA

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

07 Feb
8:00am - 5:00pm
Embassy Suites, 29345 Rancho California Rd
Temecula , CA

CAPCA Ed Santa Paula Continuing Education Seminar

CAPCA Ed will provide a seven-hour seminar concerning pest and disease management.

14 Feb
7:30am - 3:30pm
Santa Paula Community Center, 530 W. Main Street
Santa Paula , CA

March, 2018

AgSafe Labor Laws and Regulations Workshop

AgSafe will host a series of daylong workshops  concerning agricultural laws and regulations. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Workshop topics include:

14 Mar
7:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard , CA

April, 2018

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

17 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
Farm Bureau Office, 420 South Broadway
Escondido , CA

California Avocado Society Seminar: Old and New Smart Agriculture

The guest speakers for this seminar are as follows:

  • Khaled Bali, director and irrigation/water management advisor at UCCE- Imperial County/UC Desert Research and Extension Center
  • Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission research program director
17 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
18 Apr
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA
19 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

June, 2018

California Avocado Society Seminar: Irrigation — Selection of Sensors, Emitters, Injectors and Reading Water Reports

Stuart Styles, director of irrigation training and research cetner at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will discuss key irrigation topics relevant to California avocado growers. 

05 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
06 Jun
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr.
Ventura , CA
07 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

August, 2018

California Avocado Society Grower Seminar and Field Tour

Details concerning the California Avocado Society Grower Seminar and Field Tour will be forthcoming.

01 Aug
10:00am - 2:00pm
South Coast Research & Extension Center Conference Room, 7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine , CA