The Western View: Tulare Nut Conference

Taylor HillmanFeatures, Western View

Healthy raw nuts still growing in the farmer's orchard
Len Wilcox talks about the nut conference this Friday, and why you should be attending it.

Tulare Nut Conference

If you’re a nut grower, or connected to the nut industry in any way, do we have a show for you, and it’s this Friday. AgNet West will be there, along with 90 other vendors, at the Tulare County Fairgrounds, in the city of Tulare.

Will this show be worth your time? We think so. In the breakout sessions, you can choose from more than 20 separate topics of discussion, and attendees who register can earn 3.5 continuing education units. There will be separate breakout sessions for almond, pistachio, and walnut growers, so you won’t need to sit through discussions that don’t apply to your operation or area of interest. And if that’s not enough, anyone who registers in advance online is also signed up for a free drawing to win a gun safe.

And with 90 different exhiblts, you’ll be able to look at new equipment, talk to people who offer new solutions to old problems, perhaps find new distribution channels, and talk to top-rated professionals who can have an impact upon how you make your living.

There will be a lot of nuts and bolt discussions of problems and solutions. We have experts to talk about nematode control, navel orangeworm, mating disruption, and of course water use. Representatives from the Almond Board, Pistachio Board, Walnut Board and Commission will be there to present information and industry updates.

The show is sponsored by West Coast Nut Grower. The publisher of West Coast Nut is Jason Scott, who is a leader in agricultural publishing. Through print, e-newsletters, and industry trade shows, Jason and the crew at West Coast Nut Grower work hard to keep the industry informed and aware of critical issues ranging from water to disease management and everything in between.

For more information about the show, visit West Coast Nut Grower’s website at Remember the show is Friday, November 6, at the fairgrounds in the city of Tulare. Doors open at 7:30 am and the sessions begin at 8:30.

I’m Len Wilcox and that’s the Western View from AgNet West.