The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), California Avocado Commission (CAC) and California Avocado Society will host a Fire Recovery and Frost Refresher meeting.

The meeting agenda is as follows:

  • Introduction – Ben Faber, UCCE
  • Damage to Avocado Orchards – Ken Melban, CAC
  • Disaster Resources Available from USDA – Farm Service Agency – Daisy Banda, USDA- FSA
  • Assessing Fire and Frost Damage and Recovery Practices – Ben Faber
  • Fire Loss Calculator – Eta Takele, UCCE
  • Fire Experiences – What Works, What Doesn’t and What Might – Grower Panel

Representatives from the Ventura and Santa Barbara Agricultural Commissions will be present. In addition, FSA representatives will be available to take Disaster Applications from 8:00 am -12:00 pm.

If you experienced fire damage, you will need to complete a Fire Damage Assessment Form. Click on the links below to access the forms.

Refreshments will be served during the meeting. For more information contact Ben Faber at 805.645.1462.

10 Jan
9:00am - 11:00am
Santa Paula Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue
Santa Paula, CA