An annual almond industry conference is set to become Sacramento's first big convention since the start of pandemic shutdowns.
The Almond Conference, hosted by the Almond Board of California, will be held this December at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. The event also marks the first mega-event in the newly renovated convention center in Downtown Sacramento. “Everyone was disappointed we couldn’t meet in person last year,” says Kent Stenderup, Board of Directors Chair and a third-generation farmer. “Now we’re excited to be getting back together in Sacramento’s beautiful, cutting-edge convention center. These gatherings are enormously productive for people in our industry, and this year we’re especially eager to see each other again and to be back in Sacramento’s re-energized city core.”
The Almond Conference offers growers, processors, and others in the industry three days to explore the latest production and consumer research, regulatory updates, global market developments, sustainable farming practices, and more. It also draws hundreds of exhibitors. The virtual 2020 conference drew participants from 35 states and 45 countries, according to Growing Produce.