ABOUT APC'19

CONNECT, CULTIVATE & COLLABORATE

with the American pistachio industry over three sun-filled days in Palm Desert at the breathtaking JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. From inspiring keynotes to the leading research on pistachio production to connecting with exhibitors to cultivating fresh ideas, the 2019 American Pistachio Conference (APC19) is where you need to be.

What information You’ll get:

  • Industry statistics
  • APG Marketing Campaign
  • Government Reports
  • Crop Production Seminars
  • Riveting Keynote Speaker
  • Full expo featuring over 100 industry exhibitors
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Connect

Meet the researchers, growers, processors and industry suppliers building the future of American pistachios.
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Cultivate

Make connections and grow your network, learn new approaches, strategies and trends.
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Collaborate

Be part of lively discussions with leading industry experts and discover new ideas for continued growth.

Whether you have five acres or 5,000 acres, at APC19, you will gain valuable knowledge, insights and the tools needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving American pistachio industry.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Day 1: Monday

8:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start

APG Golf Classic
Benefiting the Pistachio PAC

Separate registration required, please visit PAC Golf Tournament

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception/Exhibits Open
Day 2: Tuesday

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Pistachio PAC Breakfast

Separate registration required, please visit PAC Golf

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration/Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome

Adam Orandi, Membership Chair

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

State of the Industry

Richard Matoian, Executive Director, American Pistachio Growers

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

American Pistachio Growers Global Marketing Update

Judy Hirigoyen, VP Global Marketing, American Pistachio Growers

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Fuel Up Break

Partner: Setton Farms

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace

Dr. Linda Thomas, West Hills Community College District 

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2019 Board of Directors Installation

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

NOW Control in Pistachios Utilizing Lessons from Pink Bollworm Program

Roger Isom, NOW Action Committee Chair

Ted Sheely, Grower

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Using Technology in Ag Today

Daniel Royer, Great Valley Oak

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Fuel Up Break

Partner: Setton Farms

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Current Water Challenges Facing Agriculture Under a New Administration

Tim Quinn, Landreth Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s Water in the West Program

Mike Wade, Executive Director, CA Farm Water Coalition

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Pulse of Government: What the Political Landscape Looks Like Now

Robert Guenther, United Fresh Produce Association

Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Richard Matoian, Executive Director, American Pistachio Growers

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

Richard Matoian, Executive Director, American Pistachio Growers

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Navel Orangeworm: Best Management Practices Using Conventional Pest Control Tools

Brad S. Higbee, Field Research and Development Manager, Trece Inc.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Navel Orangeworm: Implementing Mating Disruption as a New Best Management Practice

David Haviland, UC Farm Advisor, Pest Management, Kern County

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technology (SIT): Do Irradiated Moths Behave like Wild Ones?

Dr. Houston Wilson, UC IPM Specialist, Kearney Ag Center, Parlier

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Fuel Up Break

Partner: Setton Farms

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Identification and Management of New Rootstock Diseases

Florent Trouillas, UC Specialist, Plant Pathology, Kearney Ag Center

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LeadOn Class Graduation

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hungry for Change: “The Way We’ve Always Done it” Will Not Solidify Your Future

Dr. Kevin Frieberg

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Fuel Up Break

Partner: Setton Farms

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Water Management: New Information on Pistachios Water Use on Non-Saline and Saline Soils

Dr. Daniele Zaccaria, UC Specialist, Ag Water Management, UC Davis

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The Pistachio Industry Research Program

Dr. Bob Klein, Director, California Pistachio Research Board

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Pistachio Plant Nutrition: How to Avoid Common Deficiencies

Robert H. Beede, UC Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Richard Matoian, Executive Director, American Pistachio Growers

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2019 PARTNERS

VISIONARY PARTNER

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MAJOR PARTNERS

Starline Global

CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS

Rabobank
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Keenan-Farms
Tri-cal
Monarch Nut Company Logo

ALL PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

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EXHIBIT WITH US

Personal Connections

Develop relationships with pistachio growers, processors, farm managers and key decision makers.

Marketing Opportunity

Unique platform for your company to showcase its products, services and offerings to your target audience.

Provide Knowledge

Offering direct access to buyers and decision makers to answer questions and consolidate interest.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE

Online Registration is now closed

Onsite registration will be available. Please see onsite fee schedule below.

Member

  • Registration: $200

Attendees who wish to join American Pistachio Growers in order to receive the discounted registration rate may do so after the conference. The non-member fee will apply onsite, the difference will be refunded upon receipt of assessment dues following the conference.

Returning Nonmember

  • Registration: $1,050

First-Time Nonmember

  • Registration: $300

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

APG has negotiated a discounted room rate for attendees. Room block available through January 24, 2019 or until sold out.

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