The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jun. 17--ORCHARD TO AID TEACHING: Cal Poly's College of Agriculture and Mission Produce are partnering to create a 50-acre avocado orchard on campus that will serve as a teaching tool and a profitable venture.
Mission Produce, a Ventura avocado and avocado products company with annual sales of more than $100 million, is currently planting 6,400 avocado trees on 50 acres at Cal Poly. Mission Produce CEO Steve Barnard, a Cal Poly alumnus, was on campus last week for the start of planting.
Cal Poly President Warren Baker, College of Agriculture Dean David Wehner and …