San Diego Ag Expo set for Nov. 8

DEL MAR – San Diego County Farm Bureau’s third annual Farm and Nursery Expo is to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Farmers will have the opportunity to network with a wide variety of vendors, visit the educational resource center, and learn about the newest technology and equipment for their farm or nursery.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from experts on what to expect from Southern California agriculture in the expo’s seminar series. Keynote speaker Craig Regelbrugge, senior vice president of AmiericanHort and national co-chair on the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, will be presenting the latest on the politics of immigration reform in Washington D.C.

Other seminar topics include water supply and runoff regulations, success stories of women in agriculture, new crops of interest to be growing in San Diego, and information on the pests farmers are currently battling and the ones on the horizon.

The expo is free and designed to support the diversity of Southern California agriculture. To learn more and to register to attend, visit www.sdfarmbureau.org/Expo.

The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization that acts as the voice of local farmers and supports the more than 5,700 farms within the county. San Diego is a national leader in nursery, avocado, tomato, citrus, poultry, mushroom, and strawberry production.

The majority of San Diego County farms are 1-9 acres and nearly 20 percent are operated by women. San Diego County has more certified organic growers than any other county in the nation. For more information, visit www.sdfarmbureau.org.

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