The California Avocado Commission will host its next Board meeting on February 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Ventura County. The meeting will provide California avocado growers with the opportunity to engage with CAC staff and Board, and receive updates on Commission operations, including marketing and industry activities. Growers can attend the meeting in person at the United Water Conservation District, 1701 North Lombard Street, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA. Growers also have the option of attending the meeting virtually.
The agenda will be posted on CAC’s grower website 10 days prior to the meeting at the following link: https://www.californiaavocadogrowers.com/commission/meeting-agendas-minutes.
The California Avocado Commission’s Board of Directors also currently has a Handler Member and Handler Alternate Member seat available. Appointees will fill the vacant seats for the remainder of their unexpired terms: October 31, 2024 for the Member seat and October 31, 2025 for the Alternate Member.
Interested parties should complete the candidate form available in the right-hand navigation and return it to the Commission by February 15. The form may be faxed to 949.208.3503, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 12 Mauchly, Suite L, Irvine, CA 92618-6305.
To be eligible, candidates must:
- Certify they have a financial interest in handling avocados for market via ownership, employment or membership in a legal entity engaged in the handling of avocados; and handles no less than 1% of the total industry volume of avocados in the preceding marketing year
- Demonstrate direct involvement in the selling, marketing, distributing, receiving, grading, packing, canning, extracting, preserving, grinding, crushing or changing the form of California avocados to prepare them for market
- Have ultimate control over handling California avocados and liability for reporting and payment of CAC assessments
The vacancies will be filled by majority vote of the CAC Board during a meeting held on February 22.