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World Ag Expo® plans for 2021 show amid COVID-19

Tulare, CA • May 20, 2020 – COVID-19 continues to change the way people around the world live, work, and play. In the midst of the pandemic, volunteers and staff at the International Agri-Center® are planning for the 2021 edition

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Tulare, CA • April 8 , 2020 – The 2020 California Antique Farm Equipment Show® has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but organizers will continue one of the most beloved show features: the tractor parade.

While the family-friendly event will not go on

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Cal Poly Joins Fresno State and College of the Sequoias to Support Ag Warriors Program

November 17, 2011--

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will join forces with California State University, Fresno and College of the Sequoias (COS) to develop plans to assist returning service-members seeking training in the agricultural field.  In an effort to prepare veterans for long-term agricultural careers, these educational institutions will work with the International Agri-Center in its development of the Ag Warriors program.

“We’re looking to the experts to help us develop the educational aspect of Ag Warriors,” said Jerry Sinift, CEO, International Agri-Center.  “With commitments from Cal Poly, Fresno State and COS, we’re one step closer to helping veterans get the training they need to secure professional careers in the agriculture industry."

Many veterans who might otherwise excel in agriculture lack the requisite training, certification, familiarity or access to initiate careers in agriculture. The Ag Warriors program at the International Agri-Center will facilitate the necessary training and certification for returning veterans to enter the industry. 

“We believe the agricultural community is well suited to provide jobs to returning veterans,” said Sinift.  “Many of our friends in agriculture have expressed a need for bright, motivated and hard-working individuals to join their teams—Ag Warriors will be the conduit that connects employers with veterans in search of careers in agriculture.”

The program will officially launch at the Ag Warriors Gala on February 15, 2012 during World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.  

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