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. 

August, 2017

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

CAS Seminar: Field Trips to See Local Issues

The California Avocado Society (CAS), California Avocado Commission and the University of California Cooperative Extension are hosting a series of field trips that allow California avocado growers to see local issues affecting the industry. Speakers and locations will be announced in the near future.

15 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nick Stehly Farm, 13268 McNally Rd.
Valley Center , CA
14 Jun
9:00am - 11:00am
13 Jun
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mehlschau Ranch, 530 Mehlschau Road

May, 2017

Crop Management Tool Workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host a workshop designed to familiarize growers with CropManage — a free online decision-support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. CropManage is designed to help growers quickly make informed decisions concerning water and nutrient management on a field-by-field basis. 

The agenda is as follows:

11 May
8:00am - 12:00pm
669 County Square Drive, Suite 100
Ventura , CA

Decision Support Tools for Management of Avocado Nutrition and Chloride Toxicity

Index Fresh is hosting a seminar entitled “Decision Support Tools for Management of Avocado Nutrition and Chloride Toxicity” in all three major California avocado growing regions. The seminar will include findings from Dr. David Crowley’s five-year decision support tool research project, and a glimpse into how the tool will look and feel to growers from the software development company. 

03 May
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa Resort – Syc/Cyp Meeting Space, 2001 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook , CA
02 May
9:00am - 11:00am
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo, SLO Center Meeting Space, 333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo , CA