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October 16-18, 2014
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz, California
Catch a glimpse of Santa Cruz County's beautiful north coast. This tour includes learning about the redwood timber industry, visiting a working saw mill, and experiencing Cal Poly's Santa Cruz campus and its working ranch to learn how artichokes are grown.
Set your eyes on Santa Cruz County’s beautiful nursery crops, from herbs to flowers. This unique growing region lends itself to a variety of specialty crops enjoyed throughout the world.
Take a peek at strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, Santa Cruz County’s top crops. Learn about these delicious commodities including growing, packaging, research, and sales. This tour will please all your senses.
Behold crops that you may have never eaten before. Santa Cruz County's rich and varied farm land is prime for growing specialty crops. Learn firsthand how growers have developed demand for these unusual crops through out-of-the-ordinary marketing.