Association Updates

News Briefs 06.16.17

Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 06.09.17

Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; Memorial for Robert “Bob” Schoeppner; First 2017 Detection of West Nile Virus in Merced County.; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 06.02.17

Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; May 2017 Meeting Minutes Available Now; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues

 
 

It’s that time of year again! Please fill out and email or fax back this year’s MVCAC Fiscal Status Report Form for your district’s MVCAC dues to be calculated.

Dues for Corporate Members are due on July 1st of each year for the fiscal year ending June 30th of the following year. Unpaid dues will be considered late on September 1st. After September 1st, a late notice will be sent which will include a $50 late payment fee. Corporate members that do not pay their dues and late fee by October 31st will be dropped from the membership rolls.

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting MVCAC!

News Briefs 5.26.17

Memorial Day Holiday; May 2017 Meeting Minutes Available Now; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; Aedes Roundtable Post it Summary; Collaborate on the Expanded Development of the “Visual Gateway” Pilot Project; MVCAC Summer Meeting; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 05.19.17

District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; Aedes Roundtable Post it Summary; Collaborate on the Expanded Development of the “Visual Gateway” Pilot Project; MVCAC Fall Meeting; 2017 IPM Achievement Awards-Call for Nominations; CalSurv Gateway webinar: May 22 from 10am-12pm; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 05.12.17

Collaborate on the Expanded Development of the “Visual Gateway” Pilot Project; MVCAC Fall Meeting; Special Districts Legislative Days; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 05.05.17

2017 MVCAC Annual Conference Survey; Special Districts Legislative Days; CAHAN Health Notification – First West Nile Virus Illness of 2017; Introducing the NEW CDPH Website; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; 2017-18 Yearbooks Available Now!; NPDES Updates; Register Now for Expert-Lead UAS Training; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 04.28.17

MVCAC Spring Meeting; 2017 MVCAC Annual Conference Survey; Special Districts Legislative Days; Possible District Funding Opportunities from OES for Flooding Impacts; 2017-18 Yearbooks Available Now!; Local Participation Needed; NPDES Updates; Register Now for Expert-Lead UAS Training; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 04.21.17

MVCAC Spring Meeting; 2017-18 Yearbooks Available Now!; Local Participation Needed; Allan Inman Receives AMCA Medal of Honor; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 04.14.17

Mosquito Awareness Week; 2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 04.07.17

Mosquito Awareness Week Resolution; 2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 03.31.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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MVCAC 2017 Annual Conference Photos

News Briefs 03.24.17

2017 Annual Conference; AB 718 – Grassroots efforts; MVCAC District Map Review; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; MVCAC Participates in California AG Day at the State Capitol; New General Manager of the Merced County MAD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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MVCAC Participates in California AG Day at the State Capitol

This week MVCAC participated in its first CA AG Day which took place in Sacramento at the State Capitol. As part of MVCAC’s education efforts we were able to participate in one the most respected, well-attended events of the year, joined by policymakers, the general public, children and media.

News Briefs 03.17.17

New MVCAC Staff Member; 2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC District Map Review; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; In valley, Indio at center for fight against Zika; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 03.10.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; California residents urged to dump out standing water as mosquito season heats up; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 03.03.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 02.24.17

2017 Annual Conference; MVCAC Spring Meeting; EPA’s Risk Assessment Models – Survey; Salary Survey Announcement; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 02.17.17

President’s Day; 2017 Annual Conference; EPA’s Risk Assessment Models – Survey; Salary Survey Announcement; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 02.10.17

2017 Annual Conference; Salary Survey Announcement; Local Participation Needed; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Survey: Overcoming Financial & Institutional Barriers to Local Adaptation; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; Job Opening: District Manager; NPDES Notification for 2017; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 02.03.17

February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 – 2018 MVCAC Meeting Dates Posted!; Survey: Overcoming Financial & Institutional Barriers to Local Adaptation; Job Opening: Vector Ecologist, San Joaquin County MVCD; Job Opening: District Manager; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Notification for 2017; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 01.27.17

February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; Young Professionals Event at AMCA Annual Meeting; Job Opening: District Manager; Job Opening: General Manager; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 01.20.17

84th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings & Papers Available Now!; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; Young Professionals Event at AMCA Annual Meeting; Job Opening; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 01.13.17

84th Volume of the MVCAC Proceedings & Papers Available Now!; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Job Opening; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 01.06.17

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Job Opening; Proposed MVCAC Policy Changes; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 12.30.16

MVCAC Offices Closed 12/23 and 12/26; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Administrative Policy Change; 2017 Annual Conference; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 12.22.16

MVCAC Offices Closed 12/23 and 12/26; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; February Board Meeting and Lobby Day; Proposed MVCAC Administrative Policy Change; 2017 Annual Meeting; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 12.16.16

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; December Planning Meeting Minutes Available Now; Jack Cavier Retiring from Glenn County MVCD; Min-Lee Cheng Retiring from West Valley MVCD; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; CDPH media release: Zika and Travel; DART holiday schedule; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 12.09.16

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; 2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 12.02.16

85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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West Valley MVCD Press Release

DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Mr. Glenn Duncan, the Board President of the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, is pleased to announce that the annexation of the City of Upland and sphere expansion to include San Antonio Heights and northern sphere of the City of Rancho Cucamonga into the district has been completed as of November 18, 2016.

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News Briefs 11.23.16

December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 11.18.16

MVCAC Fall Board Meeting Post Packet/Minutes Available Now; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; New Email Addresses for Merced County MAD; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 11.10.16

Mosquito Control and Vector-Borne Disease in California; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 11.04.16

2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 85th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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News Briefs 10.28.16

DPR Brown Bag Lunch; 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications; December Planning Meeting/Workshop; 85th Annual Conference-Call for Papers & Posters; 2017 Annual Meeting; NPDES Coalition Members; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks

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California Zika Response Activities and Resources document (CDPH)

To: Local Vector Control Agencies

Attached (click here) please find “California Zika Response Activities and Resources”. This document is a ready reference and aid for local public health, vector control agencies, and health care providers in California, and serves as a supplement to “Guidance for Surveillance of and Response to Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes and Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in California”.

Both documents are posted at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Zika.aspx

Photos from the 2016 MVCAC Annual Conference in Sacramento

MVCAC Annual Conference 2016

Passing of Trustee Chet Miller

The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District’s most tenured Board Member, Chester (Chet) Miller, passed away on February 3, 2016 at his home following a short illness with Leukemia. Chet served on the District’s Board for 28 years as the city of Tracy representative and served as the  Northern San Joaquin Valley Region Trustee representative on the MVCAC Trustee Council. He was very active in District affairs and the Association, and was instrumental in initiating the District’s public outreach campaign starting in 1997, which created the District’s full time position of  Community Education Specialist and now Public Information Officer. He will be sorely missed.

 – Eddie Lucchesi, Manager, San Joaquin County MVCD

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Election of MVCAC Honorary Members and Award for Meritorious Service

Honorary Membership
Below you will find an honorary membership ballot for David Brown, retired Manager of the Sacramento-Yolo MVCD and for Michael Churney, retired District Manager of the Burney Basin Mosquito Abatement District.

Each candidate received at least 5 letters of recommendation from member districts.

MVCAC honorary membership is reserved for individuals who have provided exceptional and distinguished service in the field of mosquito or vector control in California. To receive this special recognition, nominees must receive a two-thirds vote of the corporate membership.


Meritorious Service
Below you will find a nomination for Becky Cline, Manager of the Fresno Westside Mosquito Abatement District.

Ms. Cline received at least 5 letters of recommendation from member districts.

Meritorious service awards may be conferred on members or nonmembers who have made special and significant contributions to the field of mosquito or vector control in the State of California or elsewhere. To receive this special recognition, nominees must receive a two-thirds vote of the corporate membership.


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Ballots are due back to the MVCAC office no later than Friday, October 16, 2015.

Copies of all letters of recommendation are linked below:

Please don’t hesitate to contact the office with any questions.

Call for Photos: This Year in Mosquito Control

MVCAC needs your district photos!

We’re looking for MVCAC member districts to submit 1-5 pictures that exemplify something that you’ve done as part of your 2015 mosquito control efforts. This could be surveillance, control, outreach, media interviews, etc. Please supply a brief caption with each photo you submit.  

Photos will be put together in a MVCAC Legislative Day slide show to give legislators a picture of mosquito control. If every agency submits just one photo we will have over 60 slides!

Please send your photo(s) to Sarah Spencer: sspencer@amgroup.us

Call for Proceedings Papers

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It is time to begin preparation of the Proceedings and Papers of the 83rd annual conference of the Mosquito and
Vector Control Association of California. There were many excellent presentations at the annual meeting in
January in Monterey, and I am hopeful that the authors will choose to submit their presentations for publication
in the Proceedings. Attached to this e-mail are the guidelines for submitting manuscripts; please read and
follow these instructions in preparing your papers. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically and
simultaneously to me (janwash@berkeley.edu) and Rachel Hickerson (RHickerson@amgroup.us). The deadline
for manuscript submission has been extended to August 28th, 2015.

There have been some changes to our process that will begin with the 2016 conference. Starting with the 2016
MVCAC Annual Meeting, all presentations from the Annual Meeting will be represented in the MVCAC
Proceedings and Papers. Full manuscripts will be encouraged; however, for those authors who do not wish to
submit a full paper (for example, authors who wish to publish their completed work elsewhere or who are
presenting preliminary results) there will be an option to submit an extended abstract. The extended abstract
should describe the aim and scope of your study, your materials and methods, and the main conclusions of
the study. See below for further guidelines for extended abstracts.
Deadlines and other requirements for extended abstracts will be the same as for full manuscripts, as noted in
the Guide for Contributors.

If by the submission deadline no manuscript or extended abstract has been received from the presenter, the
abstract included in the “Request to Present a Paper” will be published in the Proceedings.
This year we have updated our Guidelines, which are included with this packet. Please read through them
carefully. In the past several years, we have had to extend the submission deadline in order to solicit enough
papers to go to press. This has resulted in a delay in publication, and I am hoping this will not be the case this
year. I am asking all authors to send a letter indicating their intent to submit a manuscript along with a
tentative title. If you anticipate submitting a paper but cannot meet the deadline, contact me as soon as
possible, and we will try to accommodate your needs. The Proceedings should be a comprehensive summary
of the MVCAC’s scientific and operational programs for the year, and this can only be realized with our
contributions.

Regards,
Jan O. Washburn, PhD
Managing Editor
Proceedings and Papers of 83rd Annual Conference of the MVCAC

Mosquito Research Funding Paper

Pages from MVCAC budget background FINAL 2-9-15West Nile and Mosquito-Borne Illness: An Increasing Threat
In 2014 California experienced the greatest incidence in its history of invasive mosquito activity and West Nile virus.

The Changing Environment and Climate Create a Perfect Ecosystem for New Invasive Mosquitoes in California
A 2014 UCLA study that focused on tropical and African climates indicated that higher temperatures and lower precipitation will lead to more West Nile virus infections, and that it will spread to areas that were previously unaffected.

Using Data to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness
California has historically provided funding for mosquito research, but that eroded in 2008 due to the state’s budget crisis.

Human and Economic Impacts of Mosquito-Borne Disease
A single mosquito bite can change a life dramatically. In spite of education campaigns and admonitions to wear mosquito repellent, it is extremely difficult to change human behavior and stop mosquitoes from biting.

California Can Be an International Leader
While these past programs produced reports, plans, tools, and techniques which have helped to curb outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses, the dearth of opportunities for new research tools has left the state stagnant when it comes to developing preemptory responses to new mosquito issues.

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MVCAC 2014 NPDES Permit

On behalf of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California NPDES Permit Coalition (Coalition), please find below the 2014 Annual Report for the Coalition, as required under the Statewide NPDES Permit for Biological and Residual Pesticide Discharges to Waters of the United States from Vector Control Applications (Water Quality Order No. 2011-0002-DWQ, as amended).

MVCAC 2014 Annual Report_Cover letter

MVCAC_2014_Annual_Report_Final

MVCAC 83rd Annual Conference Photos

MVCAC 83rd Annual Conference Video – Available Now!

83rd Annual MVCAC Conference from MVCAC on Vimeo.

2015 Sentinel Chicken Orders

Please click here to download the 2015 Chicken Order Form.  Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for both Northern California and Southern California.  The form due dates and chicken pick-up dates are as follows:

Southern: Please return form by February 10, 2015

Northern: Please return form by April 1, 2015

Southern Region: (Haley’s)

Pick-up date:  March 10th, 2015 in Modesto

Northern Region: (Haley’s)

Pick-up date:  April 21st, 2015 in Modesto

2014 MVCAC Proceedings Information

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