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World Ag Expo to boast 1,500 exhibitions, showcase new tech

The World Ag Expo is held in Tulare, south of Visalia. Over 1,500 exhibitors will be in attendance at the annual event.

The World Ag Expo is just around the corner.

From Feb. 13-15, tours, seminars, product demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings and more will be offered to expo attendees at the 51st World Ag Expo in Tulare, a Central Valley city eight miles south of Visalia.

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Energy bar company couples nutrition science with taste

Jerry Patterson, co-founder of Vicia Energy Bars, is working with partners Nathan Flood and Gabe DeAnda (not pictured) to expand their fledgling company.

LODI — For distance runners, it’s an all-too-common problem: energy bars or nutrition that either doesn’t taste good or leaves them feeling heavy mid-run. One local company is slowly conquering that problem.

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Almond Board of California investing in sustainability of crops

 

Healthy raw nuts still growing in the farmer’s orchard

Being a grower in California is hard enough what with all the uncertainties that come with farming, said Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).That’s why the ABC has invested $4.8 million this year alone to projects that will improve almond farming practices that revolve around irrigation, pollination, coproduct utilization and more.

Since its inception in 1973, the ABC has invested $70 million to such projects, helping growers to keep crops thriving and supplying an ever-increasing demand for almonds... Read More

Stockton kicks off Restaurant Week

Stockton Restaurant Week kicks off Jan. 19 with 30 different restaurants participating in the event.

 

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Diverse career aids Lodi Wine director in charting goals

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — Spend just a short time with Wendy Brannen, executive director of the Lodi Wine Commission, and it’s evident she’s perfect for the job.

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Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class. 

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

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