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. 

October, 2021

Virtual 2021 CAC Annual Meeting

To ensure interested parties can learn more about the California Avocado Commission’s marketing programs and the activities staff has conducted in 2021, the Commission will host a virtual 2021 CAC Annual Meeting.

26 Oct
9:30am - 11:00am

SWEEP Grant Opportunity Workshop

To assist growers in applying for SWEEP grants and make them aware of other CDFA Climate Smart Grant opportunities, the University of California Cooperative Extension and the Resource Conservation District of San Diego are hosting a free SWEEP Grant Opportunity Workshop.

19 Oct
2:00pm - 4:30pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway (can attend in person or online)
Escondido , CA

"How to Get COVID Relief Farmers Assistance” Webinar

To assist interested Corona Financial Assistance Program 2 applicants, Interfaith Food is hosting a free webinar to provide information on how to apply.

04 Oct
4:00pm - 5:00pm

September, 2021

Outdoor Wildfire Prevention Workshops

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is hosting a series of private, small-group Outdoor Wildfire Prevention Workshops focused on helping attendees better prepare for wildfires.

25 Sep
9:00am - 3:00pm
Ventura RCD Office, 3380 Somis Road
Somis , CA

CAC Webinar — Avocado Fertility; Right Time, Right Source, Right Rate, Right Place

Fertility planning is complicated with old standards, new technologies, changing growing conditions, and increased economic pressures. During this webinar Dr. Danny Klittich, Agronomist, will discuss the basics of avocado fertility and the standard inputs used to achieve yield goals. The Commission also will share the fertility program used at Pine Tree Ranch and discuss the strategies being implemented there to maximize tree growth and productivity. 

15 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am

Ventura County RCD Fire Preparedness and Recovery Virtual Seminars

The Ventura County Fire Resource Conservation District is offering a series of free wildfire prevention virtual workshops. The series will discuss wildfire prevention and tips, how to prepare for potential wildfires and allow participants to ask questions of a variety of wildfire personnel and professionals.

Speakers and topics are as follows:

07 Sep
6:00pm - 7:00pm

August, 2021

CAS Webinar: Manipulating the Avocado and Its Environment for Optimum Temperature and Light

The California Avocado Society, California Avocado Commission and UC Cooperative Extension are hosting a new avocado grower webinar entitled, “Manipulating the Avocado and Its Environment for Optimum Temperature and Light.” 

17 Aug
9:00am - 11:00am

July, 2021

Virtual Panel Discussion: Protecting Orchards with Cover Crops

The Resource Conservation District of San Diego County is hosting a free virtual panel discussion concerning the benefits of cover crops in orchards. 

21 Jul
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Santa Barbara County Ag Pass Training

Santa Barbara County’s Ag Pass program provides firefighters and law enforcement officers with a means of identifying vetted commercial growers and their employees during wildfires or similar disasters. In order to obtain an Ag Pass, the interested party must complete a training session that focuses on emergency procedures and their role as an Ag Pass cardholder.

07 Jul
8:00am - 12:00pm
SBC Office of Emergency Management, 4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara , CA

Biology and Management of Avocado Lace Bug in California

As part of the University of California Ag Experts Talk series, Dr. Mark Hoddle of UC-Riverside will host the “Biology and Management of Avocado Lace Bug in California” webinar.

07 Jul
3:00pm - 4:00pm