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.
CRCD Office, 920 E Stowell Rd.
Santa Maria, CA
CAC Office, 12 Mauchly, Suite L
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.
UCCE Ventura Office, 669 County Squire Drive #100
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA
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.
Leichtag’s Commons, 441 Saxony Rd
The California Avocado Commission’s Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day will consist of three sessions.
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA
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.
South Coast Winery, 34843 Rancho California Road
Ventura Museum, 100 E. Main Street
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo, CA
The Ventura County Ag Summit will focus on the role that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines play in the agricultural industry.
Ventura County Office of Education Conference and Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road