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. 

March, 2018

Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: Focus on Food Safety

Beginning in 2019, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), acting as enforcement agents for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will commence random farm compliance inspections. To help California avocado growers prepare for these random inspections, the California Avocado Commission is holding a field day at our Pine Tree Ranch demonstration grove to provide growers an understanding on Produce Safety Rule implementation requirements.

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

February, 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).

23 Feb
7:45am - 5:00pm
Hansen REC – Small Barn, 14292 West Telegraph Road
Santa Paula , CA
21 Feb
7:45am - 5:00pm
UCCE Ventura, 669 County Square Drive #10
Ventura , 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

Federal Labor Law Requirements Seminars

The California Avocado Commission has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division to offer a series of seminars for California avocado growers and labor contractors concerning federal labor law requirements.

08 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
San Luis Obispo Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo , CA
07 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
Santa Paula Ag Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue
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.

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.

08 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo , CA
07 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
Santa Paula Ag Museum, 926 Railroad Ave.
Santa Paula , 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:

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