Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
University of California
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Conference facilities

The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center manages three conference rooms for meetings, workshops and seminars.

Conference room capacities:

  • Nectarine Room - Maximum 240 occupants
  • Walnut Room - Maximum 75 occupants
  • Raisin Room - Maximum 10 occupants
  • A Workshop area is also available for qualified users.

Room costs:

  • University of California users -  No charge
  • Non University of California users - Costs range from $50 - $250 depending on the room size and setup

For more information contact Diana Nix in the KARE Administrative Office, (559) 646-6500,

Meeting facilities reservation guidelines:

  • All room reservations are made through the KARE Administrative Office
  • Meeting sponsor is responsible for reserving A/V equipment through the A/V coordinator (559) 646-6500.
  • Meeting sponsor is responsible for providing food/beverage services.
  • Contact KARE Administrative Office for approval and coordination of visitors', vendors', and sponsors' special needs.
  • Grass area setups for more than 75 will require meeting sponsor to rent tables/chairs from outside vendor. Coordinate rental through the KARE Administrative Office.
  • Special arrangements must be made at least one-week in advance for meetings held on Saturdays, UC holidays, or during non-normal working hours. Charges for overtime staff costs will apply.
  • Meeting and conference facilities are closed on Sundays and national holidays.
  • An additional fee will be charged for tours held in conjunction with meetings/conferences.
  • Meetings are to be scheduled 48 hours (two-working days) prior to event. Major conferences are to be scheduled at least two weeks prior to event. Forty-eight-hour cancellation notice (two-working days) is required to avoid a room set-up fee.
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