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Dairy Tour:  Elkhorn and Top O' the Morn Farms

$45 – box lunch selection

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Elkhorn Dairy is located north of Visalia. This tour will highlight the technology and state-of-the-art facilities used by California dairies. At Elkhorn Dairy, learn about the carousel milking parlor which milks 3,300 cows, three times each day. The tour will also include a visit to the five-acre solar farm that provides electricity for the operation. 

Top O’ The Morn Farms is a family-owned dairy in Tulare that processes a portion of their dairy’s milk into glass, reusable bottles with direct sales and delivery to the consumer. They are the only “farmstead” glass bottling operation in California. You will receive fresh samples of their milk on the tour.


Kings River & Fresno State Vineyards and Wineries

$55 – Lunch provided by the venue

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

On this tour, attendees will visit Kings River Winery and Fresno State Vineyards and Wineries. Kings River Winery sits on 40 acres and has 12 different varietals of wine grapes. While at Kings River Winery, visitors will tour wine production areas, the vineyard, and cellar. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample three handcrafted wines and enjoy a BBQ chicken lunch.  

After visiting Kings River Winery, visitors will stop at Fresno State Vineyard and Winery. This tour will give insight into the Enology program offered by Fresno State University. The student winemakers have achieved continuous recognition for producing quality wines by winning numerous medals. Visitors will tour the Barrel Room, Tanks, and Enology Labs.   


Yribarren Winery and Almond Growers Association

$55 – Lunch provided by the venue

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

On this tour, attendees will visit the Central California Almond Growers Association and Yribarren Family Vineyards. During the almond hulling facility portion of the tour, visitors will learn about how almonds are processed. While at the Yribarren Family Vineyards, visitors will learn about the farming and production side of almonds, and will enjoy a boutique wine tasting and tour, and will feast on a provided lunch of BBQ lamb, prepared by Indart Ranch. The Indart Ranch Lamb operation spans three generations and prides itself on local, all-natural, pasture-raised lamb.

Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam and J&S Orchards

$45 – box lunch selection

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

On this tour, attendees will visit Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam and J&S Orchards. Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam is located in Three Rivers, CA and controls multiple local water districts. This tour will explain how snowmelt runoff is stored and how it is released throughout the year based on agriculture demand. 

After visiting Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam, visitors will stop at J&S Orchards. At J&S Orchards, visitors will explore several different types of orchards including Fuyus, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Pluots, and five varieties of oranges.   

Citrus Tour:  UC Research & Extension Center, McKellar Family Farms, and Monrovia Nursery

$45 – box lunch selection

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

This tour will visit three locations: University of California Lindcove Research & Extension Center, McKellar Family Farms, and Monrovia Nursery. Established in 1959, the UC LREC has more than 100 acres of citrus in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. At LREC, researchers conduct studies on citrus varieties, horticultural techniques, and pest management. The UC LREC portion of the tour will include a display and tasting of citrus varieties. Lunch is provided at McKellar Family Farms, where visitors will tour the citrus orchards, view equipment and get a better understanding of the process from tree to table. After lunch, visitors will stop at Visalia-area Monrovia Nursery’s 1,000 acres of 40 varieties of citrus trees. By the end of the tour, visitors will have an understanding of how much care and forethought goes into producing top-quality fruit, in addition to the research conducted to improve growing conditions.  

Sunkist Villa Park Orchards and J.D. Heiskell Mill

$45 – box lunch selection

Thursday, February 13, 2020 │ 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

On this tour, attendees will visit Sunkist Villa Park Orchards and JD Heiskell.  Sunkist Villa Park Orchards is an agriculture cooperative organized for the purpose of packing and marketing oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and lemons.  Sunkist Villa Park Orchards has over 350 growers, representing 11,000 acres.  Attendees will receive a presentation of the history and operations of Sunkist Villa Park Orchards then tour their packing facility located in Strathmore, CA.  Next, you will stop at the Orange Works Café to pick up a delicious homemade orange ice cream made from fruit straight from the farm.

After visiting Sunkist Villa Park Orchards, visitors will stop at the J.D. Heiskell & Co. feed mill, in Pixley.  The tour will view a feed manufacturing and trans-load facility. On the tour, you will also view the production warehouse and service trucks, and learn about rail unloading and services.

This is a walking tour.  No strollers allowed.



Special Notes

Due to time conflicts, it is only possible to attend one tour per day. Tour tickets are NOT admission to World Ag Expo®. If planning to utilize the Park & Ride bus to World Ag Expo® on the day of your tour, be sure to choose a Park & Ride bus that has a drop off location at West Gate 2 (tour loading site). No cameras or videos are allowed at tour sites. Refunds will not be issued for late arrivals.

World Ag Expo® reserves the right to make substitutions and/or changes to the tour program, schedule, and booking details. Tour participants agree to hold harmless the International Agri-Center®, Inc. and its directors, volunteers and employees from and against any and all damages, claims, losses and/or liabilities. *Note: World Ag Expo® reserves the right to modify tour prices if necessary.

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Last Updated Monday, July 06, 2020 - 01:38 AM.