Annual Macadamia Field Day & Meeting Oct. 13, Escondido 2
The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold their Annual Field Day from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Thomas & Bobbi Rastle’s 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, Calif.
We will have classes on topics germane to the macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities for you to ask question, both general in nature and about the specifics of your operations. We will also be serving a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch. Please plan to join us for a fun and information filled day.
8:30 a.m. - 9 Check-in. Coffee and pastries.
9 - 9:05 Welcome and other comments by CMS President, Jim Russell. Remembrance of Alva Snider and Tom Cooper.
9:05 - 9:10 Welcome and other comments by Gold Crown President George McManigle.
9:10 – 9:30 Escondido Water Reclamation Project. Eddie Grangetto, www.growescondido.org, 760-432-8425
9:30 – 10:15 Make the most of your water. Dr. Gary Bender, Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Diego County and Daniel Holtz, Agricultural Engineer, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Escondido 10:15 – 11 Fire Safety for your Farm. Cliff Hunter, retired Rancho Santa Fe Fire Chief. firstname.lastname@example.org
11 - 11:15 Break. (Check out the equipment display).
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Food safety issues with nut crops in California. Dr. Linda Harris, Ph.D., UC Davis.
12:15 – 12:35 Macadamia related topics. Jim Russell, President, CMS.
12:35 – 1 Tour of the Rastles’s Macadamia Operations. Thomas & Bobbi Rastle.
1 Lunch, Get ready for a great food adventure with master chef Scott Liles. Questions, opportunity drawing, check out the equipment display. . California Macadamia Society’s Annual Meeting. Election of two Board members. Nominees are Garry Prather and Barbara Russell. Gold Crown Macadamia Association’s Annual Meeting.
Directions: From I-5 & I-15, Exit on 78 east, right on Broadway in Escondido, left on Washington Ave., right on Ash Street (it will become San Pasqual Valley Road) right on Summit Drive, right on Valencia Drive to 1115 Valencia Drive. From I-15 north, exit Via Rancho Parkway east (it becomes Bear Valley Parkway), right on San Pasqual Valley Road, (Note: it is about four miles to San Pasqual Valley Road – do not take San Pasqual Road), right on Summit Drive, right on Valencia to 1115 Valencia Drive. Hope to see you there.
Cost: $17.00 per person if you pre-pay by Oct. 5, 2012. $20.00 per person after that. Questions? (760) 728-8081 or RussellFarms@Roadrunner.com.
Visit www.macnuts.org/fieldday.htm for a registration form.