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Sustainable/Organic production seminar: Today, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., International Agri Center, Banquet Hall, 4500 S. Laspina Dr., Tulare. The all day seminar will focus on sustainable and organic production in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Subjects include: Update by Representatives of Kings and Tulare County Ag Commissioners, BioControl, Organic Alfalfa Production, Mealy Bug Control on Grapes, Organic Disease Control, Insect Management and a Organic Grower Panel. CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers (5.0 hours), licensed Department of Pesticide Regulation Professionals (4.0 hours), CCN Pro, ISA, and Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Information: Contact Steven Beckley, 916-539-4107,


Kings County Job Fair: Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St., Hanford. Join the Kings County Job Fair Committee as they host a job fair at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. 


Short-term work experience program: The Kings County Job Training Office is supporting a short-term work experience program. JTO can fully underwrite the cost of worker wages and workers compensation insurance. The participating employer would provide training and worksite supervision. The training is planned to run for a maximum six months. Worksites are sought to sponsor a worker for up to 40 hours per week. Additionally, these workers maybe qualified to receive State tax credits. Information: email or phone at 585-3564.

Training for local businesses: The Employer Assembly of Kings County is a local, co-sponsored partnership committed to providing employers with highly useful and up-to-date information concerning employment related issues. Visit the website for more information:

VA mortgage loan education available to veterans:, a leading mortgage education site, has launched a new resource for veterans. By visiting, veterans can gain insight to combine VA benefits with other home buying programs, listings of VA mortgage lenders, VA mortgage calculator and more.

Kings EDC offers business loans: The Kings County Economic Development Corporation offers business loans to businesses in Kings County. They offer 90 percent, fixed rate, long-term loans on commercial and industrial property is available. Information: Steve Stone at 585-3578.

Please email upcoming events a month prior to publication to For more information, call 583-2463.

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