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. 

September, 2017

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers. The training sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. Attendees are eligible for continuing education hours through the California Department of Pesticide Regulations.

Workshop topics will include:

20 Sep
8:00am - 5:00pm
UCCE Ventura Office, 669 County Square Drive #100 (Spanish)
Ventura , CA
06 Sep
8:00am - 5:00pm
CCE Ventura Office, 669 County Square Drive #100 (English)
Ventura , CA

CAPCA ED Vertebrate Pest Control Seminar

The San Diego chapter of CAPCA is hosting a Vertebrate Pest Control Seminar that will cover the following topics of interest to California avocado growers:

13 Sep
7:30am - 4:00pm
California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido , CA

Healthy Soils Grant Workshop

To assist growers interested in applying for the Healthy Soils Incentives Program grant, the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (VCRCD) is hosting two free workshops designed to help with the application process. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s new Healthy Soils Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers for use in agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health.

13 Sep
9:30am - 1:30pm
Oxnard Library, Meeting room B, 251 South A Street
Oxnard , CA

August, 2017

Healthy Soils Grant Workshop

To assist growers interested in applying for the Healthy Soils Incentives Program grant, the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (VCRCD) is hosting two free workshops designed to help with the application process. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s new Healthy Soils Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers for use in agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health.

30 Aug
8:00am - 12:00pm
VCRCD Office, 3380 Somis Road
Somis , CA

Second Ag Innovations Conference: Microbial Control

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is holding a one-day conference in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meetings of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) at UC San Diego, La Jolla. The conference will share applied microbial control research concepts from around the world with conference attendees and allow growers to learn more about the potential of microbial control and new products or techniques that can help address local issues.

13 Aug
7:30am - 5:30pm
The Great Hall, University of California San Diego
La Jolla , CA

CAC Labor and Immigration Seminars

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) will host two grower seminars and provide a status update on possible legislative efforts along with information on the H2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program. Speakers will include Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President, Industry Advocacy and Research for AmericanHort and Co-Chairman, Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR); and, Jason Resnick, Vice President and General Counsel for Western Growers. Both have significant experience on the labor issues facing agriculture and are key players in the efforts to find solutions.

03 Aug
9:00am - 11:00am
Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue
Santa Paula , CA
02 Aug
9:00am - 11:00am
Grand Tradition Estate, 220 Grand Tradition Way
Fallbrook , CA

July, 2017

Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day

The California Avocado Commission's July Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day will cover the following topics:

13 Jul
9:00am - 11:00am
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula , CA

June, 2017

Sustainable/Organic Production on the Central Coast

This seminar, hosted by the California Association of Pest Control Advisers, will cover the following topics:

28 Jun
7:30am - 2:00pm
Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, 2101 West Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard , CA