When: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

Time: 8:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center

2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, Calif.

Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration/Facility tour

9:00 – 9:10 Introduction/Conference Overview

Cherie Watte Angulo, Executive Director, California Asparagus Commission

9:10 – 9:30 World Asparagus Production Report

Brian Benson, President, California Asparagus Seed, Inc.

9:30 – 9:50 Asparagus Research Report

Brenna Aegerter, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

9:50 – 10:10 Reducing Refrigeration Energy Costs

Jim Thompson, Professor, Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department, UC Davis

10:10 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 10:50 Water Quality Update

Mike Wackman, Executive Director, San Joaquin County & Delta Water Quality Coalition

10:50 – 11:10 Update on Asparagus Research at UC Riverside

Neil Stone, Research Associate, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, UC Riverside

11:10 – 11:30 CAC Policy Update (Food Safety, Country of Origin Labeling/Market Loss Program)

Cherie Watte Angulo, Executive Director, California Asparagus Commission

Noon Conference Wrap Up and Adjournment

Co-sponsored by the California Asparagus Commission

CAC Grower Luncheon and Board meeting follow Asparagus Day sessions.

Please RSVP for Grower Luncheon with CAC at (209) 474-7581.