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

Training News

English and Spanish-Language Food Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Oct 31, 2018

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. Sessions will be held throughout the state — learn more.

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Free Attendee Pre-registration for San Diego Farm and Nursery Expo Is Open

  • Oct 19, 2018

The California Avocado Commission will attend the San Diego Farm and Nursery Expo, which provides growers and vendors with the opportunity to network, learn about beneficial programs, attend seminars presented by top researchers and authorities and learn about the latest agricultural products and equipment.

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Commission to Host November 8 Grower Meeting in Santa Paula with SCE on Public Safety Power Shutoff Protocol

  • Oct 15, 2018

Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocol that would shut power off during extreme weather events to mitigate the potential for wildfires. CAC is hosting an informational meeting concerning the PSPS protocol that will be of interest to growers in the SCE service area.

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New Seminar Designed to Help Farmers Understand Food Safety

  • Sep 26, 2018

A free “Understanding FSMA for Farmers” seminar will be held October 5 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the McGrath Family Farm in Camarillo, California.

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Spanish-language Ag Field Supervisor Courses Available at Ventura College

  • Sep 26, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for Ventura College’s Agriculture Supervisor Development Program. The 12-week program consists of Spanish-language Level I and Level II courses designed to help potential front-line supervisors develop the skills to effectively lead, communicate and manage field workers while ensuring regulatory standards are met

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Webinar to Address Best Practices for Pesticide Ground Application

  • Sep 24, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a webinar entitled, “Best Practices for Ground Pesticide Application” on October 25 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for growers, pesticide applicators, pest management professionals and other crop production stakeholders.

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