World Ag Expo® Ag Tours

Looking for something more? We have multiple Agriculture Tours available.
Take a tour to a winery, dairy, orchard, and more!

All tours depart from the front of the Heritage Complex building
at the West end of the grounds.

Tulare County Tour: UC Research & Extension, Naturally Nuts and Elkhorn Dairy

This tour will visit three locations:  University of California Lindcove Research & Extension Center, Naturally Nuts and Elkhorn Dairy. John Oneto will provide a guided tour around Tulare County explaining the rich history of agriculture in the Valley touching on water issues, the wide variety of crops grown, and challenges facing farmers.  Established in 1959, the tour will stop at the UC LREC which 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. Guests will continue their guided tour of the Valley on their way to Naturally Nuts in Visalia with the opportunity to purchase local nuts and treats.

The tour will end at the Elkhorn Dairy located in 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 5-acre solar farm that provides electricity for the operation.

* Lunch provided 


Feb 13 | 9:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Feb 15 | 9:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Kings River & Fresno State Vineyards and Wineries

Attendees will visit Kings River Winery and Fresno State Vineyard and Winery. 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 and have 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.

* Lunch provided 


Feb 13 | 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Wonderful Citrus and J.D. Heiskell Mill

The Wonderful Citrus tour is a guided walking tour through the 700,000+ square foot Wonderful Halos packinghouse in Delano.  Guests will watch thousands of California mandarins travel through pre-sort, packaging, and shipping in a state-of-the-art packinghouse. Guests must wear long pants and flat, closed-toe shoes to enter the Halos facility. Jewelry will not be allowed into the facility (including, but not limited to watches, hairclips, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings with stones.)

After visiting Wonderful Citrus, 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.

* Lunch provided 


Feb 14 | 10:15 AM – 2:45 PM

California Almond Growers & Monrovia Nursery

On this tour, attendees will visit the Central California Almond Growers Association and Monrovia Nursery. During the almond hulling facility portion of the tour, visitors will learn about how almonds are processed.

Visitors will stop at Visalia-area Monrovia Nursery’s and eat lunch and enjoy a tour of the 1000 acres with 40 varieties of citrus trees. By the end of the tour, visitors will understand how much care and forethought goes into producing top-quality fruit, in addition to the research conducted to improve growing conditions.

* Lunch provided 


Feb 14 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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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