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The calendar below is a compilation of events, meeting and seminars hosted by the Commission or other industry entities that may be of interest to California avocado growers. visit the meeting agendas and minutes page.

March, 2017

SWEEP Funding Workshops

The Ventura and Santa Barbara County Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are hosting four free workshops to assist growers interested in applying for funds from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program.

Mar 03
12:00pm - 4:00pm
CRCD Office, 920 E Stowell Rd.
Santa Maria, CA

CAC Production Research Committee Meeting

Mar 07
9:00am - 2:00pm
CAC Office, 12 Mauchly, Suite L
Irvine, CA

Pesticide Safety Instruction Training Workshop

The UC Statewide IPM Program and AgSafe are offering a series of Pesticide Safety Instruction Training Workshops designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers. The course meets the newly established 2018 Worker Protection Standard of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Those who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers.

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Mar 09
7:45am - 5:00pm
UCCE Ventura Office, 669 County Squire Drive #100
Ventura, CA
Mar 21
7:45am - 5:00pm
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA

Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase

A delegation from 12 companies specializing in crop protection, crop nutrition, plant genetics and breeding, irrigation and decision support tech will visit Encinitas for the Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase. The purpose of the event is to foster collaboration between scientists, engineers, farmers, entrepreneurs and inventors in order to address the challenges of the agricultural industry. For more information, including a list of speakers and featured companies, visit the AgTech Innovation website.


Mar 09
9:00am - 1:00pm
Leichtag’s Commons, 441 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA

CAC Pine Tree Ranch Field Day - Grove Rehab, Soil Moisture Sensors, High-density Plantings

The California Avocado Commission’s Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day will consist of three sessions.

Mar 15
10:00am - 12:00pm
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA

2017 CAC Annual Meetings

The California Avocado Commission will hold its 2017 Annual Meetings in three locations: Temecula, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. The Commission encourages growers and industry stakeholders to attend one of the meetings in order to receive important updates, and provide input, concerning Commission and avocado industry activities. Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. for those attending the Temecula and Ventura meetings; breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. for those who attend the San Luis Obispo meeting.

Mar 28
10:00am - 12:30pm
South Coast Winery, 34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA
Mar 29
10:00am - 12:30pm
Ventura Museum, 100 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA
Mar 30
9:00am - 11:00am
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo, CA

Ventura County Ag Summit

The Ventura County Ag Summit will focus on the role that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines play in the agricultural industry.

Mar 31
8:00am - 12:30pm
Ventura County Office of Education Conference and Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road
Camarillo, CA