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Presidential and Chairman of the Board Address
Speakers: Richard Waycott (ABC), Mike Mason (ABC Chairman)
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Growing Advantage/Generational Perspectives
Speakers: D and Matt Billings (Billings Ranches), Arvin and Brent Boersma (Boersma Brothers, Inc.), The Northern Perspective: Ben and Berton Bertagna (Bertagna Orchards, Inc.)
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Replant + Disease Management
Speakers: Jim Adaskaveg (Plant Pathology, UC Riverside), David Doll (UCCE Merced County), John Leahy (EPA)
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The Continuing Spirit of Enterprise: Lessons from Centennial Family Companies
Speaker: Dr. Ernesto Poza (Thunderbird School of Global Management)

Harvesting: Clean + Safe
Speakers: Joe Connell (UCCE Butte County), Bruce Lampinen (Plant Sciences, UC Davis), Ken Giles (Biological + Ag Engineering Dept, UC Davis)
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Insect + Mite Management Updates
Speakers: Frank Zalom (Entomology, UC Davis), David Haviland (UCCE Kern County), Franz Niederholzer (UCCE Sutter/Yuba Counties), Gabriele Ludwig (ABC)
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East Meets West: Bridging the Cultures with Innovative Food and Almond Solutions
Speakers: Dr. Roger Clemens (IFT President Elect, USC School of Pharmacy), Lawrence Allen (Senior China business expert and author of Chocolate Fortunes: The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of China’s Consumers), Dr. Sharon Shoemaker (UC Davis)

Coming Down from On High
Speakers: What’s on the Horizon for Food Safety: Barbara Cassens (FDA/Pacific Region), What the New Congress Means for Almonds: Cathy Enright (Federal Government Affairs, Western Growers Association)

Economics of Growing Almonds
Speakers: Karen Klonsky (UC Davis), Brian Ezell (Paramount Farms), Debbie McMillan
(Derco Foods)

Harvesting the Sun: How to Shake the “L” Out of Your Electricity Bill
Speakers: Bob Hansen and Jayson Moser (JKB Energy)

Saving Green by Going Green
Speakers: David Moreland (AgPollen, LLC),Rob Williams (California Biomass Collaborative, UC Davis), Tom Wilson (PG&E), Mandi McKay (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.)
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Almond Sustainability Program: Getting Credit
Speakers: Dan Sonke (SureHarvest), almond grower program participants
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The California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
Speakers: Joe Mathews and Mark Paul, co-authors of The California Crackup

Pollination Updates
Moderator and Speaker: Chris Heintz (ABC Bee Task Force Liaison)
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Common Issues in the Orchard
Speakers: Carolyn DeBuse (UC Farm Advisor Solano/Yolo Counties), David Doll (UC Farm Advisor Merced County), Elizabeth Fichtner (UC Farm Advisor Tulare County)
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Creating Consumer Demand Around the World
Speakers: Maggie Jiang (Hill and Knowlton China), Stacey Humble (ABC), Dariela Roffe-Rackind (ABC), Becky Sereno (ABC)

Leveraging Consumer Demand to Become an Essential Ingredient
Speakers: Kate Thomson (Sterling-Rice Group), Lu Ann Williams (Innova Market Insights), Stacey Humble (ABC)

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