Below is a collection of upcoming seminars and training opportunities that may be of interest to California avocado growers.

Training News

New Succession Planning Program Helps Farmers and Successors Generate Plan

  • Jun 16, 2021

California FarmLink’s new succession program — The Regenerator: A Year of Farm Succession Planning — will work with a small cohort of farm families and their successors to generate transition plans. The succession teams will learn from professionals, compare their experiences with their peers and work on a step-by-step succession plan to ensure the continuity of their enterprise.

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Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: California Avocado Rootstocks and GEM Avocado Spacing Trials

  • Jun 07, 2021

The California Avocado Commission will host a Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: California Avocado Rootstocks and GEM Avocado Spacing Trials on Wednesday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration is required and attendance is limited.

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Virtual Avocado Production Course Available

  • May 31, 2021

The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering a comprehensive virtual Avocado Production for New Growers course series throughout the summer from Tuesday, July 6 through Thursday, August 19. The virtual sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during this time period.

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Avocado Lace Bug Management Webinar

  • May 25, 2021

As part of the University of California Ag Experts Talk series, Dr. Mark Hoddle of UC-Riverside will host a “Biology and Management of Avocado Lace Bug in California” webinar on July 7 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

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Fire Preparedness and Recovery Virtual Seminars Available

  • May 17, 2021

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.

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Drought Resources Available for Growers

  • May 06, 2021

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most California counties are experiencing severe drought conditions and the long-term outlook for the state predicts a continuation of the drought through the end of July. Learn more about drought resources available to growers.

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