This is an archive of seminars covering a variety of topics — including issues related to the agricultural industry and, more specifically, the California avocado industry. 

January, 2018

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.

17 Jan
9:00am - 5:00pm
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego , CA
16 Jan
8:00am - 6:00pm
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego , CA
15 Jan
8:45am - 6:00pm
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego , CA
14 Jan
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego , CA

Fire Recovery and Frost Refresher

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), California Avocado Commission (CAC) and California Avocado Society will host a Fire Recovery and Frost Refresher meeting.

The meeting agenda is as follows:

10 Jan
9:00am - 11:00am
Santa Paula Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue
Santa Paula , CA

December, 2017

Emergency Avocado and Citrus Post-wildfire Informational Meeting

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the County of San Diego, Weights and Measures are hosting a free Emergency Avocado and Citrus Post-wildfire Informational Meeting.

To register for the meeting, complete the online registration form. For more information, contact Sonia Rios at 951.683.6491 x 224.

19 Dec
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility Building, 990 East Mission Road
Fallbrook , CA

October, 2017

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers. The training sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. Attendees are eligible for continuing education hours through the California Department of Pesticide Regulations.

Workshop topics will include:

26 Oct
8:00am - 5:00pm
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Rd (Spanish)
Santa Maria , CA
25 Oct
8:00am - 5:00pm
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Rd (English)
Santa Maria , CA
10 Oct
8:00am - 5:00pm
Cal Poly Pomona, Agriscapes classroom, 4102 S University Drive (English)
Pomona , CA

September, 2017

Grower Field Day — Crop Estimating, Winter Prep and Energy Efficiency Programs

The final installment of the California Avocado Commission’s 2016-17 grower field days will feature presentations on crop estimating, reading avocado trees and energy efficiency programs for irrigation pumps. Topics include:

27 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am
Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove, 19455 E Telegraph Rd
Santa Paula , CA