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. To view agendas and minutes from previous CAC meetings, please visit the meeting agendas and minutes page.

January, 2018

Farm Service Agency Office Hours to Assist Growers Affected by Wildfires and Mudslides

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has established a temporary satellite office in Santa Paula to meet with growers affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides . Growers are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 805.933.2926, or to visit the satellite office during the hours listed below. Additional dates and hours will be added as needed.

25 Jan
10:00am - 2:00pm
Ventura Ag Commissioner’s Office, 815 East Santa Barbara Street
Santa Paula , CA

CAC Marketing Committee Meeting, January 2018

30 Jan
10:00am - 12:00pm
CAC Office, 12 Mauchly, STE L
Irvine , CA

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

31 Jan
8:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Oxnard, 600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard , CA

February, 2018

Farm Service Agency Office Hours to Assist Growers Affected by Wildfires and Mudslides

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has established a temporary satellite office in Santa Paula to meet with growers affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides . Growers are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 805.933.2926, or to visit the satellite office during the hours listed below. Additional dates and hours will be added as needed.

01 Feb
10:00am - 2:00pm
Ventura Ag Commissioner’s Office, 815 East Santa Barbara Street
Santa Paula , CA
08 Feb
10:00am - 2:00pm
Ventura Ag Commissioner’s Office, 815 East Santa Barbara Street
Santa Paula , CA
15 Feb
10:00am - 2:00pm
Ventura Ag Commissioner’s Office, 815 East Santa Barbara Street
Santa Paula , CA
22 Feb
10:00am - 2:00pm
Ventura Ag Commissioner’s Office, 815 East Santa Barbara Street
Santa Paula , CA

California Avocado Society Seminar: Pest Monitoring and Management

Mark Hoddle, extension specialist in Biological Control at the University of California, Riverside, will discuss pest monitoring and management.

06 Feb
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
07 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA
08 Feb
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Educational Seminars

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) staff will provide California avocado growers and labor contractors with information concerning federal labor law requirements, an overview of the legal wage and hour requirements and answer employer questions. Growers and labor contractors are encouraged to attend.

06 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa, 2001 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook , CA
07 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
Santa Paula Ag Museum, 926 Railroad Ave.
Santa Paula , CA
08 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo , CA

AgSafe Labor Laws and Regulations Workshop

AgSafe will host a series of daylong workshops  concerning agricultural laws and regulations. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Workshop topics include:

06 Feb
7:00am - 5:00pm
Masonic Complex, 320 Sherwood Road
Paso Robles , CA
07 Feb
7:00am - 5:00pm
Masonic Complex, 320 Sherwood Road
Paso Robles , CA

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

07 Feb
8:00am - 5:00pm
Embassy Suites, 29345 Rancho California Rd
Temecula , CA

CAPCA Ed Santa Paula Continuing Education Seminar

CAPCA Ed will provide a seven-hour seminar concerning pest and disease management.

14 Feb
7:30am - 3:30pm
Santa Paula Community Center, 530 W. Main Street
Santa Paula , CA

CAC Board Orientation & Planning Session

28 Feb
TBA

March, 2018

CAC Board Meeting, March 2018

01 Mar
TBA

CAC Production Research Committee Meeting, March 2018

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

AgSafe Labor Laws and Regulations Workshop

AgSafe will host a series of daylong workshops  concerning agricultural laws and regulations. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Workshop topics include:

14 Mar
7:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard , CA

California Avocado Commission Annual Meetings

20 Mar
10:00am - 12:30pm
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, 34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula , CA
21 Mar
10:00am - 12:30pm
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St
Ventura , CA
22 Mar
9:00am - 11:00am
SLO County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo , CA

CAC Annual Meetings, 2018

20 Mar
TBA
Fallbrook/Temecula , CA
21 Mar
TBA
Ventura , CA
22 Mar
TBA
San Luis Obispo , CA

April, 2018

California Avocado Society Seminar: Old and New Smart Agriculture

The guest speakers for this seminar are as follows:

  • Khaled Bali, director and irrigation/water management advisor at UCCE- Imperial County/UC Desert Research and Extension Center
  • Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission research program director
17 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
18 Apr
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA
19 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

17 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
Farm Bureau Office, 420 South Broadway
Escondido , CA

May, 2018

CAC Board Meeting, May 2018

17 May
CAC Office, 12 Mauchly, STE L
Irvine , CA

June, 2018

California Avocado Society Seminar: Irrigation — Selection of Sensors, Emitters, Injectors and Reading Water Reports

Stuart Styles, director of irrigation training and research cetner at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will discuss key irrigation topics relevant to California avocado growers. 

05 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
06 Jun
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr.
Ventura , CA
07 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA

August, 2018

California Avocado Society Grower Seminar and Field Tour

Details concerning the California Avocado Society Grower Seminar and Field Tour will be forthcoming.

01 Aug
10:00am - 2:00pm
South Coast Research & Extension Center Conference Room, 7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine , CA

CAC Board Meeting, August 2018

16 Aug
TBA

October, 2018

CAC Board Meeting, October 2018

11 Oct
CAC Office, 12 Mauchly, STE L
Irvine , CA

November, 2018

CAC Board Meeting, November 2018

15 Nov
CAC Office, 12 Mauchly, STE L
Irvine , CA