Free Drill Seminar - Friday, February 23, 2024


Presents its Free Annual

"Drill Seminar"

WHEN: Friday, February 23, 2024, 9 AM - 4 PM

WHERE: Taber Ranch Vineyard and Event Center, Rd 81, Capay, CA 95607


The Ray Taber Foundation is moving forward and getting geared-up to host the 2024 Free Drill Class Seminar on February 23rd!

Please bring a hard hat and safety vest if you have one. If not, you will be able to borrow them (although our supply is limited!). Additionally, please dress prepared for field-weather conditions such as cold, rain, and mud.

Our generous sponsors provide drinks, breakfast snack items, and lunch.


Drill Class

The Ray Taber Foundation, a non-profit with the sole mission of providing scholarships to encourage and support students, is hosting its annual free Drilling Exploration Seminar at Taber Ranch in the beautiful Capay Valley. This educational event is a field seminar for graduate and undergraduate civil engineering and geology students. It is often called a "day of opportunity", providing the future leaders of our industry with a unique forum for asking questions, getting answers and having a "hands on" experience with the field equipment and testing and logging protocols that have become the fundamental data gathering tools of geoscience practices.

Drill Class

The Taber Ranch has generously donated its facilities and grounds to house the event and Taber Drilling has, as they have for 20+ years, committed to donating exploration/testing equipment AND field personnel For the day.


The Ray Taber Foundaiton is seeking organizational-level support For our annual Free Drilling Seminar. The three main avenues of participation are...

  • (1) Sponsorship: All donations go directly To student scholarships in the local and regional communities. Sponsors are honored for their support with their organization's logo displayed on event promotional materials and social media.
  • (2) Job Fair: Introduce your organization to 100+ students and prospective young professionals at the Job Fair station. Job Fair station exhibit sponsorships are $500.
  • (3) Volunteer: Share your expertise with students as a presenter at one of the three teaching and learning stations: Rotary Drill, Auger Drill, or CPT Rig.

If you have interest in volunteering your time as a presenter, having your firm become a sponsor or suggesting an industry vendor, or just have questions about the seminar, please contact the class registrar:

Meredith Young

Thank you!

The generosity of our Drill Seminar corporate sponsors, many who donate year-after-year, directly funds engineering, geology, and agricultural scholarships within our local and regional communities. Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for coming together once again to give back to the future of our industry and make Drill Seminar a success.


Thank you to all of our sponsors who make Drill Class possible. Your generous contributions support students by providing educational opportunities and scholarships.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Atlas Geotechnical
AEG Sacramento Chapter Lettis Consultants International
WSP Golder Delve Underground
Taber Ranch Taber Drilling
Geosyntec Consultants RGH Consultants
Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc. GEI Consultants
Blackburn Consulting