Seminars focus on exporting ag products

June 16, 2013 

People in agribusiness can learn about exports at free seminars around the San Joaquin Valley next week.

The daylong program, "Exporting in a Global Market," will be presented in Oakdale, Livingston, Kerman and Delano. Speakers will discuss California's top exports and destinations, marketing research, free trade agreements, international shipping, payment methods and documentation.

The seminars are for agriculture-related companies that have been in business for at least one year and have an export-ready product. Examples include food, new or used equipment, irrigation supplies and environmental technologies.

Companies must register in advance. Lunch is included.

The seminars are being held by the California Centers for International Trade Development in partnership with the four cities, their chambers of commerce, the San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center, the International Center for Water Technology and the Fresno Food Expo.

Each seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The north valley dates are:

• June 18: Livingston City Council chamber, 1416 C St.

• June 21: Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

The program is funded in part by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grants program.

To register or get more information, go to

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