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. 

March, 2019

Laurel Wilt Webinar

Dr. Monique Rivera will host an upcoming webinar about Laurel wilt. The webinar will cover current knowledge concerning laurel wilt, as well as the biology and ecology of its vector — the Ambrosia beetle. Other topics include current known U.S. locations of the disease, identifying the disease and laurel wilt disease prevention.

Interested participants can register for the webinar online.

20 Mar
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Webinar

Free English and Spanish Language H-2A Workshops

The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting two free H-2A Workshops. The workshops are designed for agricultural employers interested in hiring temporary agricultural workers through the H-2A program and for those currently in the program. The seminar will cover:

  • Overview of the H-2A program
  • Program application process
  • Common compliance issues

Interested parties can RVSP at 626.732.4927 or cruz.priscilla@dol.gov.

14 Mar
8:30am - 2:00pm
SPANISH SESSION - Coachella Valley Water District, Forbes Auditorium, 51501 Tyler Street
Coachella , CA
13 Mar
8:30am - 2:00pm
ENGLISH SESSION - Coachella Valley Water District, Forbes Auditorium, 51501 Tyler Street
Coachella , CA

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

Ag Innovations Conference: Biologicals

The biologicals conference will gather speakers from universities, research organizations and the agricultural industry to introduce participants to the latest technologies. Topics include:

05 Mar
7:30am - 4:00pm
313 West Tunnell Street
Santa Maria , CA

February, 2019

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

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

Pesticide Safety Instructor Workshop

The University of California Integrated Pest Management Program is hosting a number of Pesticide Safety Instructor workshops. Registrants who complete this training will be qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers as this course meets the revised Environmental Protection Agency’s Worker Protection Standard and California state regulations.

Topics include:

21 Feb
8:00am - 5:00pm
SPANISH SESSION at Center for Applied Horticultural Research, 3742 Blue Bird Canyon Road
Vista , CA
20 Feb
8:00am - 5:00pm
ENGLISH SESSION at Center for Applied Horticultural Research, 3742 Blue Bird Canyon Road
Vista , CA

STATE WATER EFFICIENCY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM WORKSHOP — San Diego COUNTY

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) offers the State Water Efficiency Enhancement Program (SWEEP) that reimburses agricultural operations for projects that reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and water use. The deadline for applying to the program is March 8, 2019. 

This free seminar will assist growers with the SWEEP grant process. Online registration for the seminar is open.

15 Feb
9:00am - 12:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 S Broadway
Escondido , CA