The onslaught of COVID-19 has had immediate effects on world trade, such as countries imposing export restrictions, travel bans, and port congestion. But what about the longer-term effects on exports, particularly California's dairy, processed food and beverage, and specialty crop industries?

One thing we know for sure, the world we do business in will never be the same. The CalAgX short-course will help you navigate through new regulations and standards, as well as develop your export skill sets to grow your business beyond our borders.


  • Thursdays | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Start Date: May 12, 2022
  • End Date:  Jul 14, 2022


Live Online Training via Zoom

Registration Fee

  • $199 Individual (1 Participant)
  • $299 Company (Up to 3 Participants)

Target Industries:

  • Dairy - Milk, Cheese, Ice Cream, etc.
  • Processed Foods - Breads, Ready Meals, Bakery Items, Canned Food, etc.
  • Consumer-Oriented - Sauces, Snack Foods, Condiments, Specialty Foods, etc.
  • Fresh Produce - Treefruit, Grapes, Vegetables, etc.
  • Dried Fruit - Raisins, Prunes, Dates, etc.
  • Nuts - Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachio, etc.
  • Beverages - Wine, Craft Beer, Specialty Drinks, etc.

Qualification Criteria for Participation:      (All conditions must be met)

  • Business must be based in California
  • In business at least 1 year
  • Product(s) grown and produced in California


Frank M. Nuñez 
Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District 

Celia Zamora 
Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District

Questions? (559) 243-7280 

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What Can The CalAgX Do For You?

  • Develop the "next steps" for your company to expand your sales on a global scale
  • Understand the financial and promotional export assistance that is available
  • Establish contacts with experienced professionals in international finance, logistics and trade
  • Respond to international sales inquiries and trade leads
  • Learn the details of moving your product overseas and getting paid
  • Identify and resolve company barriers to exporting
  • Access to International Trade Specialists from around the world
  • Gain knowledge from the experience of other exporters
  • Develop an international marketing plan with actionable tactics

Program Overview:

The California Agricultural Export Training Program (CalAgX) training series consists of 10 distinct training modules held weekly (Thursdays) with each session lasting 2 hours. Each module has been designed to meet the learning needs of new-to-export or non-exporting food and agriculture companies, and is taught by an expert in the field. Training will consist of the following modules: 

  • Module 1: Exporting CA food and agriculture in an evolving world market
  • Module 2: Transportation & Logistics
  • Module 3: Export Documentation Process
  • Module 4: Export & Foreign Import Regulations / Legal Aspects
  • Module 5: Labelling, Packaging & Food Additives
  • Module 6: Banking, Insurance & Getting Paid
  • Module 7: Export Assistance Providers
  • Module 8: Finding the Right Market through Research
  • Module 9: Developing an Export Plan, Pricing & Finding Buyers
  • Module 10: Art of Negotiation in a Cross-Cultural Setting

2022 Confirmed Presenters (More to Come): 

Program Partners: