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.
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.
With winter right around the corner, it is important to take the time to reduce overwintering populations of navel orangeworm (NOW).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Before the first almond tree bursts into bloom in late January or early February, almond growers and beekeepers have already been in communication regarding the expectations of each during the upcoming pollination season.
Want to know which companies will be found on the trade show floor as you attend the 2016 Almond Conference? The Exhibitors page at AlmondConference.com has you covered!

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