Annual almond conference has full agenda for attendees


Issue Date: November 8, 2017

California almond growers, handlers and allied members will head to Sacramento in December for the Almond Board of California's annual Almond Conference.

The three-day event will take place Dec. 5-7 at the Sacramento Convention Center, and features keynote speakers, technical experts and panelists. With more than 45 learning sessions from which to choose and upward of 270 exhibitors to visit, the Almond Conference has something for everyone, the board said.

At the 45th annual Almond Conference, attendees will hear from more than 60 experts on topics ranging from almond biomass to aerial almond mapping and from CASP participation to the organic movement. Speakers include Daniel Lubetsky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, and Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and two-time presidential candidate.

Other speakers include representatives of University California, Davis; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Blue Diamond Growers and more. Researchers have been busy exploring key topics, including pest management and pollination, groundwater recharge and the Food Safety Modernization Act, and they will present their findings at the conference.

The Almond Conference offers topics in almond production, from bee health to marketing programs that will directly impact growers' decisions and activities in the orchard.

It is complimentary to attend, and online registration is open until Nov. 29 at www.almondconference.com.

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