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. 

May, 2020

Produce Safety Rule Grower Training — REMOTE Sessions

The implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) continues and mandates that every produce farm must have an employed individual who has completed a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PSR Grower Training course. Due to current shelter-in-place orders the FDA has temporarily approved PSR remote training options. 

14 May
8:00am - 5:00pm
Zoom meeting

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Application Assistance Webinar

Through the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP) the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $16 billion in direct support for agricultural producers experiencing losses due to COVID-19. To aid CFAP applicants, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Service Agency will host a webinar covering the CFAP application process and required forms and documentation.

Online registration for the webinar is available.

14 May

April, 2020

Virtual Grove Walk: Nutrient Management

Please join California Avocado Commission board member and secretary Jason Cole for a virtual grove walk with Dr. Danny Klittich, Agronomist with Redox. They will walk one of Jason Cole's groves and discuss changes he has made to his fertilizer program. They will discuss the benefits of the grove's fertility program and how to address struggling blocks, decrease fruit drop, and push up size curves.  Online registration for the webinar is available now

28 Apr

Farming During COVID-19: A Webinar Series on Adapting to Crisis

This free three-part webinar series is designed to help farmers learn from one another, as well as subject matter experts. The topics will be determined by the participants.

15 Apr
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Online Webinar
08 Apr
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Online Webinar
01 Apr
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Online Webinar

CDFA & CAFB Webinar: Learn How to Donate Farm Products

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Association of Food Banks are hosting a webinar to discuss resources and funding to support farm donations to food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting resources that may be available to growers include assistance with picking and pack-out costs, transportation of the product, and possible recouping of some product costs.

08 Apr
10:00am - 11:00am

March, 2020

Spray Safe Meeting — Ventura County — CANCELLED

Members of the California avocado industry who are interested in learning more about preventing pesticide exposure are encouraged to attend. The seminar will cover pesticide safety, application technology and regulatory issues.

24 Mar
8:00am - 2:30pm
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura , CA

From Integrated Pest Management to Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management Seminar - CANCELLED

The California Institute for Pollination Studies is hosting a free seminar where experts in the field will share information about both wild and managed bees and provide insights concerning how to keep bees healthy. The seminar will allow growers to share their pest management concerns with the presenters and discuss the future direction of agriculture in the state.

Attendees are eligible to earn four Department of Pesticide Regulation credits. Coffee and snacks will be available.

16 Mar
9:00am - 12:00pm
Hansen Research and Education Center, 287 South Briggs Road
Santa Paula , CA

Healthy Soils Program Grant Opportunity Workshop

This workshop will cover climate change and its impact on Southern California, provide an overview of the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Incentive Program and HSP Demonstration Projects and discuss a variety of healthy soils practices.

12 Mar
9:00am - 4:00pm
420 South Broadway
Escondido , CA