Below is a collection of upcoming seminars and training opportunities that may be of interest to California avocado growers.
The CDFA’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. A new workshop will help growers interested in applying for a grant.
Two presentations from the California Avocado Commission’s recent agriculture labor seminars are now available online. The seminar provided a status update on possible legislative efforts and information concerning the H2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program.
Handouts from the California Avocado Commission’s July 13 Field Day are now available online. The Field Day session included presentations from Dr. Jaime Whiteford, District Scientist with the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and Dr. Akif Eskalen.
The availability for skilled farm labor throughout agriculture continues to be an issue of concern. The California Avocado Commission is hosting seminars to discuss skilled labor concerns affecting the industry. Learn more.
On August 15, CAPCA ED is hosting a Continuing Education Seminar that may be of interest to California avocado growers. CAPCA ED is offering a half-day rate ($50) for growers who would be interested in attending the shot hole borer portion of the seminar only.
The California Association of Pest Control Advisers is hosting a seminar entitled, “Sustainable/Organic Production on the Central Coast” on June 28.