CASAP STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
Challenging times are ahead. How can we be prepared for fulfilling the responsibilites of our profession?
The Annual CASAP Statewide Conference is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and professionalism of all California Agricultural Biologists, Weights & Measures Inspectors, Deputies, Assistants, Commissioners and Sealers and other Industry and Agency professionals. This Conference will be a great opportunity to meet and talk to other county employees, industry, and guest speakers. We encourage you to bring your family and enjoy the beautiful coastal community of San Luis Obispo.
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM in PDF
CONFERENCE AGENDA in PDF
- Mark Rentz (DPR - Deputy Director of Policy Coordination) "Future DPR Policies"
- Ed Williams (CDFA/DMS-Director) "DMS Updates"
- John Donehue (DPR-Retired) "Why the Deputy/Commissioner/Sealer oral exams were changed"
- Danny Merkely (SFBF-Water Advocate/Lobbist) "Future of water resources"
- Bob Liley (SLO -CAC) "Land Use"
- Harry Krug (Colusa-CAC) "Issues pertaining to becoming an agricultural commissioner/sealer"
- Scott Paulson (Alameda-Asst. Sealer) "Operational plans/ utilizing your resources"
- Tim Niswander (Kings Co. - CAC) "Leadership"
- Ted Batkin (Citrus Research Board - President) "Future of Citrus"
- January 17, 2009 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (approximately)
- January 18, 2009 8:30 am to 12:00 pm (approximately)
Registration will begin at 8:00 am Saturday & Sunday
- Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo
- 333 Madonna Road
- San Luis Obispo California 93405
Check out the previous 2008 Annual Conference here. Includes pictures, copies of handouts and PowerPoint presentations.
View pictures from the 2007 Annual Conference here.
Futuristic painting by artist Donald Davis. He writes: "The 1975 NASA Ames/Stanford University Summer Study worked out the broad engineering requirements for a toroidal shaped space colony design. This painting used the design, but I refused to fill the interior with the 'shopping mall gone mad' clutter of other drawings. Again the challenge of sustaining something like a closed ecosystem was a theme I wanted to emphasize. This design became known as the 'Stanford Torus'. Oil on board for NASA Ames."