California Citrus Showcase tackles greening, drought - The Packer

California Citrus Showcase tackles greening, drought

02/25/2014 01:38:00 PM
Andy Nelson

California Citrus Mutual will have its annual Citrus Showcase March 6.

The event, to be held at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, Calif., is free and no registration is required, according to a news release from Exeter-based Citrus Mutual.

There is a cost for breakfast and lunch, and tickets are selling out quickly, according to the association. For tickets or more information, call 559-592-3790 or email

The Citrus Showcase includes six breakout sessions focused on top issues facing the California citrus industry. More than 100 exhibitors will participate in the Showcase trade show.

New in 2014 is the Annual Citrus Showcase Breakfast, which will feature keynote speaker Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. Marcus will discuss water supply and delivery. The breakfast is sponsored by Compac Equipment and Sorting, Rabobank and Bank of the Sierra.

The show’s lunch features keynote speaker Cathy Enright, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Enright will discuss the public backlash against genetically modified crops.

Citrus Showcase sponsors include JKB Energy, Valent, Pace International, Farm Credit Associations, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Fruit Growers Supply, Southern California Edison, Yara, Sinclair, Deep Point Group, 2,4-D Taskforce and Duarte Nursery.

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