The calendar below is a compilation of events, meeting and seminars hosted by the Commission or other industry entities that may be of interest to California avocado growers. To view agendas and minutes from previous CAC meetings, please visit the meeting agendas and minutes page.

November, 2018

FDA Public Meeting on Draft Produce Safety Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public meeting to discuss, evaluate and gather input concerning the “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: Draft Guidance for Industry,” which provides information and examples designed to help farmers meet the new Produce Safety Rule established by the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Stakeholder panels will discuss the various chapters of the draft guidance:

29 Nov
8:30am - 5:00pm
Doubletree Suites by Hilton/Anaheim Resort Convention Center, 2085 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim , CA

December, 2018

CAC Marketing Committee Meeting

04 Dec
10:00am - 12:00pm
CAC Board Room, 12 Mauchly, STE L
Irvine , CA

Invasive Shot Hole Borer Class and Field Training

The seminar will consist of a classroom session followed by a field exercise in which participants will see infested trees, learn how to identify signs of shot hole borer damage, set up a monitoring program and sample trees.

06 Dec
10:00am - 2:30pm
Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 185 St Thomas Dr,
Ojai , CA
07 Dec
10:00am - 3:00pm
Gardena Moneta Mason Lodge and Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, 1250 W 155th St.
Gardena , CA

Fox Canyon Advanced Metering Infrastructure/Pilot Water Market Workshop

The workshop will review the ordinance mandating all agricultural well facilities requiring flowmeters have advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology installed. The AMI must be installed by December 31, 2018. Please note that this is the final workshop to take place before the AMI requirements go into effect on January 1, 2019.

11 Dec
3:00pm - 5:00pm
California Lutheran University, Oxnard Campus, 2201 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 600
Oxnard , CA

Organic Grower Summit

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) is hosted by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network. The event brings together organic growers, producers, handlers, service providers, supply chain partners, packaging and technology companies for a series of educational and networking opportunities.

Highlights from the schedule are as follows.

12 Dec
6:30am - 9:30pm
Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza
Monterey , CA
13 Dec
6:30am - 3:00pm
Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza
Monterey , CA

January, 2019

FSMA Produce Safety Training — Oxnard (English session)

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

17 Jan
8:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade
Oxnard , CA

February, 2019

FSMA Produce Safety Training — Fallbrook (English session)

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

21 Feb
8:00am - 5:00pm
Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy. 395
Fallbrook , CA

FSMA Produce Safety Training — Escondido (English session)

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

22 Feb
8:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego CFB, 420 S. Broadway
Escondido , CA

March, 2019

FSMA Produce Safety Training — Oxnard (Spanish session)

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

13 Mar
8:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade
Oxnard , CA

April, 2019

FSMA Produce Safety Training — Escondido (Spanish session)

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

24 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego CFB, 420 S. Broadway
Escondido , CA