This is an archive of seminars covering a variety of topics — including issues related to the agricultural industry and, more specifically, the California avocado industry. 

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
  • Alireza Pourreza, UC Davis Ag engineer 
  • Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission research program director

Presentations will include 

19 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA
18 Apr
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA
17 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cal Poly Crop Science Bldg, located at corner of Highland and Mt. Bishop
San Luis Obispo , 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

Safe Food California

Members of the California avocado industry interested in learning more about food safety are encouraged to attend the Safe Food California conference, which will be held April 3 – 5 in Indian Wells, California. The conference includes keynote addresses, educational breakout sessions and the opportunity to network with other industry members.

05 Apr
7:30am - 2:00pm
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, 44600 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells , CA
04 Apr
7:30am - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, 44600 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells , CA
03 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, 44600 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells , CA

March, 2018

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshop

The UC IPM 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. Those who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers.

The cost for the workshop is $200 per person. The fee includes breakfast, lunch and educational materials. Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish as follows: Ventura (English), Santa Paula (Spanish), San Diego (Spanish).

20 Mar
7:45am - 5:00pm
UCCE San Diego, 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201
San Diego , CA

Ventura County Spray Safe Seminar

Members of the California avocado industry interested in learning more about preventing pesticide-exposure incidents are encouraged to attend the free Ventura County Spray Safe event. The keynote speaker will be Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. A variety of presentations, demonstrations and breakout sessions will take place throughout the day. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided.

20 Mar
7:30am - 1:30pm
Agriculture Building (Santa Cruz Hall), Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura , 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