Held at the Madonna Inn Expo Center on November 13-15, the Sustainable Ag Expo is a three-day educational event featuring a tradeshow, seminars, workshops, and activities, focused on sustainable agricultural practices. At this year’s Sustainable Ag Expo, expo attendees can network with sponsors, exhibitors, and agricultural decision makers to grow their businesses. Tailored to agricultural professionals, pest control advisors, and growers, the Sustainable Ag Expo is the ideal place to learn about the latest in sustainable farming trends, agricultural research, and resource issues related to sustainable agriculture. Book your stay in San Luis Obispo for the Sustainable Ag Expo!

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Exhibitors

Attracting agricultural vendors and decision makers nationwide, dozens of leaders in the agriculture industry will be attending the Sustainable Ag Expo to network with you. During the Exhibitors’ Showcase on November 13-14, stop by industry booths including SunWorks, BioSafe Systems, Cal-Coast Machinery, SIP Certified Wines, and more. Discover the complete list of current exhibitors today.

Speakers

Listen to over 30  speakers as they discuss important issues facing the agriculture industry today. With speakers from UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USDA, AgSafe, and more, these featured speakers will provide you with an array of insights from prominent industry leaders around the United States.

Schedule

Explore the special seminars and the comprehensive Sustainable Ag Expo Program schedule to catch a glimpse of what’s to come.

Monday, November 13th

  • Update on Farm Labor Supply – Speakers: Philip Martin, PhD and Julian Malone
  • Vine Mealybug Management – Speakers: Kent Daane and Monica Cooper, D.P.M.
  • New Healthy Soils Program – Speakers: Renata Brillinger, Sacha Lozano, and Jocelyn Bridson
  • Farm Sensor Data and Decision Making – Speakers: Chandra Krintz and Greg Gonzalez
  • Pesticide Issues – Speakers: Lottie Martin, Greg Clark, and Amy Wolfe
  • Featured Speaker: Dr. Mark Fuchs

Tuesday, November 14th

  • IPM in Organic Farming Systems – Speakers: Willy Cunha, Rex Dufour, Max Jehle, and Mike Best
  • Research Update on the Red Blotch Virus (GRBaV) – Speakers: Marc Fuchs and Mysore Sudarshana
  • Conserving Irrigation Water – Speakers: Tom Shapland, PhD and Caleb Mosley
  • Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Update – Speakers: Matt Daugherty and Michael Costello, PhD
  • Recent Research on Herbicides – Speakers: John Roncoroni and Brad Hanson
  • Grower-Driven Research and Education – Speakers: Hunter Francis, Jason Melvin, Stephen Pedersen, and Stacie Clary
  • Closing Remarks – Speaker: Craig Macmillan

Wednesday, November 15th

  • Ecological and Regulatory Considerations in Vineyard Development – Speakers: Daniel Rodrigues, Margy Lindquist, Andrew Johnson, and Brian Dugas
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Plant Material and Disease Considerations with Young Vines – Speakers: Maher Al Rwahnih, Marc Fuchs, and Kendra Baumgartner
  • Vineyard Mechanization – Speakers: Kaan Kurtural and Bart Haycraft
  • Closing Remarks – Speaker: Craig Macmillan

Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

Want to explore more during your time in San Luis Obispo? This small town offers many things to do and attractions to see throughout the city.

  • Craft Beer: Cheers to craft beer! You won’t want to miss San Luis Obispo’s booming craft beer scene by hopping on the SLO Beer Trail or Cider Trail.
  • Farmers’ Market: Extend your vacation another day and enjoy the famous Thursday night Farmers’ Market in Downtown SLO for delicious eats, locally grown produce and live music.
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa: Travel back in time and experience SLO’s rich history by touring Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa for free, right in the heart of downtown.
  • San Luis Obispo Hikes: View the city from new heights and enjoy some fresh air on a hike around San Luis Obispo.

To purchase tickets, get more information and view a full schedule of events, visit the Sustainable Ag Expo today.

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