Nov. 13, 2017 – -The Almond Alliance will have an active presence at the 45th Almond Conference set for Dec.5-7, 2917 at the at the Sacramento Convention Center. The conference surpassed 3,500 registrants in 2016. As the largest event for almond industry professionals in the world, the Almond Conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the people, the science, the products and the trends at the forefront of the global almond community.

We invite you to join us on the trade show floor at  booth #929!

The Almond Alliance will be hosting a Mixer where we welcome all members and non-members on Wednesday, December 6 at 3:30-5:30 P.M. in ROOM 314. Join President Kelly Covello and Alliance Board of Directors for drinks and a brief overview of our plans for 2018.

Almond Alliance President, Kelly Covello will be moderating two sessions at this year’s Almond Conference:

ALMOND BIOMASS: THE REAL, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREATER UTILIZATION 

Tuesday, Dec. 5

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  ROOM 308–309

Speakers: Chris Simmons (UC Davis), Bor-Sen Chiou (USDA Albany),

Jean Vanderghyst (UC Davis)

Moderators: Guangwei Huang (ABC), Kelly Covello (Almond Alliance of California)

As the California Almond acreage grows, so does our biomass, but at the same time, the traditional outlets for hulls, shells and woody biomass are less. Come to this session to learn more about what the ABC Almond Biomass Working Group has focused on for the past year and the emerging research we are funding.

WHAT IS NEXT ON CALIFORNIA’S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA?

Thursday, Dec. 7

2:35 – 3:25 P.M.   ROOM 306-307

Speakers: Dennis Albiani (Almond Alliance of California), Emily Rooney (Agriculture Council of California)

Moderator: Kelly Covello (Almond Alliance of California)

California legislation has never been more complex or critical for the entire almond industry—landmark groundwater legislation, biomass challenges, air quality regulations and possible fees. Come hear what California legislators have in the pipeline for the coming years. You won’t want to miss this session!