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By Valley Ag Voice Staff

California is gearing up for an exciting summer with various events catering to diverse interests. Upcoming events celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of the Central Valley and offer unique experiences ranging from educational sessions and field tours to rodeo competitions.

ORGANIC PRODUCE

The Organic Produce Summit will be held from July 10 to July 11 at the Monterey Conference Center. The first day will feature field tours and fun activities, while the second day will feature educational sessions.

On July 10, attendees will tour organic fields at Driscoll’s, Earthbound Farm Organic, and Braga Fresh. If so inclined, a morning yoga session will be held before the ag show exhibitors set up. After yoga, attendees can help pack 1,000 bags of fresh produce for families in need in Monterey and nearby counties. An opening reception will take place in the evening.

On July 11, ag show exhibitors will move in promptly before breakfast. Educational sessions will take place throughout the day including discussions on labeling, packaging, sales strategies, and growth opportunities within the organic market.

FRESNO AG TOUR

The Fresno County Historical Society and Kearney Mansion Museum are hosting the “Fresno’s Global Ag Impact Tour” on July 26, showing attendees Jack London Square and the Port of Oakland for a first-hand look at how Fresno farmers help feed the world.

Tickets are on sale on the Fresno County Historical Society website.

COUNTRY RODEO FINALS

The California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California, is hosting the Country Rodeo Finals on Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in the Main Grandstand Arena. The rodeo will feature various events such as match roping, team penning, double mugging, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bronc riding, and bull riding.

This year’s show will feature an American Freestyle Bullfighting competition featuring World Champion Bullfighter Alex McWilliams. Tickets are on sale now on the California Mid-State Fair website.

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