Friday, April 21, 2017

Almond Leadership Participants and Mentors
Current participants in the Almond Leadership Program visited the Regional Variety Trial yesterday. Participants in the Almond Leadership program come from a range of backgrounds and have a variety of connections to almonds. All will leave the program with a better understanding of the industry, a great network of associates, and skills to articulate the great story of our industry.

Giving an overview of the variety trial
Besides discussing the particulars of the variety trial, we talked about the private / public / industry / University cooperation that enable research efforts. In the case of the variety trial, this includes the Salida Union School District which owns the property, industry support such as Duarte Nursery that donated trees and Landmark Irrigation that donated the irrigation system installation, the University of California and Cooperative Extension who collect data year round from the trial, and the Almond Board of California who support a portion of the costs of running the trial.

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