For Mallvinder Kahal, the Almond Leadership Program has provided perspective of the almond industry as a whole, and enabled him to make more informed and effective decisions. Kahal, operations manager at Kahal Farms in Madera County, California, is currently a participant in the program.
Basic duties of the Almond Board of California (ABC) involve a handful of meetings a year and exchanges via phone and email. And for many Board members, it provides just the right amount of activity to feel involved and relevant, deepen friendships and broaden networks.
With winter right around the corner, it is important to take the time to reduce overwintering populations of navel orangeworm (NOW).
Of the many postharvest food safety programs developed by Almond Board of California (ABC) and implemented by almond processors, just as important is orchard winter sanitation carried out by almond growers.
Almond Board of California (ABC) often facilitates opportunities for stakeholders to meet with industry members in an effort to initiate a dialogue on issues important to the California Almond industry.
With The Almond Conference taking place Dec. 6–8, the timing is perfect to do some early holiday shopping and, at the same time, support a great cause. Both a live and a silent auction with a variety of items will benefit the California FFA Foundation.
The Almond Conference Gala Dinner on Dec. 8 will serve as the official graduation ceremony for 19 young industry professionals who have completed the year-long Almond Leadership Program, a service of Almond Board of California (ABC).
Kicking off the 2016 Almond Conference is the “State of the Industry” presentation, featuring speakers from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Land IQ, as well as Almond Board of California Chairman Mike Mason and CEO Richard Waycott.
Almond Board of California (ABC) is stepping up its efforts to identify more outlets for the productive use of almond by-products (hulls and shells) and woody biomass (prunings and whole trees) with investments in research, outreach policy and regulatory issues.
Sustainability will take center stage at The Almond Conference on Wed., Dec. 7, with a broad look at sustainability and almonds throughout the supply chain.

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