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Almond conference moves to Sacramento
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The 40th annual Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center.  The annual meeting, set for Dec. 11-13,  is a time when the almond community unites to gauge, explore and expand the boundaries of the industry.

“More than 2,000 almond industry professionals are expected to attend,” said vice president of event management George Macaluso.  “The list of attendees will include industry experts, key leaders, buyers, and growers that will provide an insight of the latest innovation of the almond industry.”

During the conference, attendees will be given information and innovative solutions to improve their production.  Product, equipment and service information will also be available to aide them in improving their business.

“This year we have increased our number of exhibitors, for this year we will be expecting 200,” said Macaluso.  “Our exhibit offers high visibility and personal touch that provides face-to-face contact with decision makers and opportunities for product testing.”

 In California, there are more than 6,000 almond growers and 100 handlers.  Almonds are currently California’s main agricultural export, and the state produces about 80 percent of the world’s almonds.

“This conference is the single largest gathering of growers and members of California’s almond industry,” added Macaluso.  “It is the largest event for almond industry professional, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with people, science, and the trends that are impacting the global almond community.”

There is no cost to attend the conference. Pre-registration is not necessary.  For more information visit