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. 

March, 2019

Information Session for Growers Interested in Planting Coffee on Their Groves

A free information session for growers interested in coffee cultivation will be hosted at the Specialty Coffee Association. The session will include information concerning direct market access points for growers interested in introducing this crop to their land.  Participants should RSVP with Frinj Coffee at

28 Mar
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Specialty Coffee Association, 117 West 4th Street #300
Santa Ana , CA

April, 2019

CAS Seminar: Field Day with Pest and Disease

The topics to be covered include pest and disease identification and management, scouting and pruning.

The speakers at each event are as follows:

San Luis Obispo

  • Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
  • Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Thrips/Scouting Control
  • Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
  • Gabe Filipe: Dirctor of California Sourcing and Farming at Mission Produce - Pruning


09 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cal Poly/Mission Produce grove. Meet at the Cal Poly Meat Lab Parking lot, Stemner Creek Rd (follow signs from Hwy 1)
San Luis Obispo , CA
10 Apr
9:00am - 11:00am
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Rd,
Santa Paula , CA
11 Apr
12:30pm - 2:30pm

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

San Diego Area Invasive Pests Workshops

The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting two Invasive Pests Workshops in San Diego County. The workshops will cover topics related to Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback, Goldspotted Oak Borer and Southern American Palm Weevil. A complete agenda is available online.

The fee for the workshop is $15 and includes lunch. Online registration is now open.


26 Apr
9:00am - 2:15pm
UCCE, San Diego Conference Room, 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201
San Diego , CA

June, 2019

CAS Seminar: Vertebrate Management

Niamh Quinn, Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor will provide vertebrate management best practices.

11 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
12 Jun
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr.
Ventura , CA
13 Jun
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

July, 2019

Organic Produce Summit

The Organic Produce Summit is designed to bring together producers and buyers of organic fresh produce. The event will include:

10 Jul
8:00am - 7:30pm
Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza
Monterey , CA
11 Jul
8:00am - 5:30pm
Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza
Monterey , CA