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AGRO 50 Event – From Research to Table: A Tour of California Agriculture
August 17, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Purchase your Tickets Now: From Research to Table: A Tour of California Agriculture
Thursday, August 17, All Day
Cost: $75 including lunch
Chartered Bus will depart from Moscone Convention Center at 7:00 am and return between 5:00PM and 6:00PM. The exact location of the bus stop to be provided later.
Lunch – We will enjoy a box luncheon at the Putah Creek Lodge on campus. A lunch speaker will provide a wrap-up of the morning’s activities. After lunch we will travel to the USDA Germplasm Repository and Experimental Orchard. Staff horticulturists will provide an overview of the repository’s gene bank, a walking tour of the orchard and viewing of their grape diversity collection. Table displays will illustrate the genetic diversity of the orchard and provide tasting opportunities. Afterwards, we will travel along agricultural fields with a stop to hear about pre- and post-harvest fungicides, and pre-plant fumigants. We will then visit a commercial prune grove which will be one of our last field stops.
Return Trip – Our bus trip home will be highlighted by a presentation on the history and sustainability efforts of Gallo Winery. Founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned company and global wine and spirits industry leader. The winery is known for its lasting commitment to sustainability and quality. Our last tour activity will be a toast to AGRO and California agriculture with a glass of bubbly graciously supplied by Gallo. Sparkling apple juice will also be available.
To purchase a ticket either 1) select this ACS-ticketed social event during registration for the meeting or 2) update your registration to include a ticket via the ACS Registration Resource Center (link in the original notice of registration received or follow the link in one of the “Register for Social Events for ACS Fall 2023” emails that ACS has been sending out recently to registrants). Contact Jeanette Van Emon with any questions.