RCAS 2017 California Summer Tour
University of California
RCAS 2017 California Summer Tour


Sunday, September 17

2-5 PM: RCAS Business Meeting, Hyatt Place, San Jose

Monday, September 18

8:00 AM Depart San Jose for Visalia

Stops and presentations to include:
- San Luis Reservoir to learn about drought and water issues in California
- UC ANR Kearney Research and Extension Center - lunch and tour
- Citrus in California
- Dinner at Grants Grove, Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Forest - presentations on impact of drought on pine trees

8:30 PM arrive at Comfort Suites, Visalia

Tuesday, September 19

8:00 AM depart Visalia for Paso Robles

Stops and presentations to include: 
- Challenges to the Westside Agriculture: Annual Row Crops and Water & Salinity Challenges and a stop at Bravo Farms.
- The Central Coast Wine Grape Industry and visit to J Lohr Vineyards and Wines
- Facilitating Research and Education: UC Natural Reserve and visit to the Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
- Dinner and cowboy presentation at Rancho Margarita Ranch

8:00 PM arrive at Holiday Inn, Paso Robles

Wednesday, September 20

8:00 AM depart Paso Robles for Monterey

Stops and presentations to include:
- Monterey County Ag and Rural Life Museum
- Strawberries in California at Spence Ranch
- Presentations from Cooperative Extension academics at the UC ANR CE Monterey County office

6:00 PM Arrive in San Jose (time is approximate depending on traffic). Lodging block at the Hyatt is available for those who are not flying out this night.

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