The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 18-19 will once again deliver in-depth and actionable insights on a range of topics vital to a thriving fresh produce industry – all presented in a virtual format.
A President’s Reception will kick off the summit on the evening of March 18, featuring a 5:30 p.m. Fireside Chat with Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, moderated by Dennis Donohue, director of the Western Growers for Innovation and Technology.
Raúl Rodríguez, interim superintendent/president of Hartnell College in Salinas, will open the reception at 5 p.m. with a welcome greeting and brief update on Hartnell’s Agriculture and Business Technology Institute. The college is presenting the Ag Tech Summit in partnership with the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology.
During the full-day program on March 19, morning business sessions will feature ag tech players and industry leaders presenting on key issues, including workforce challenges and the critical role of education. Afternoon sessions will spotlight “Ag Tech, the View From Mexico and the Americas,” providing a fresh focus on challenges and opportunities in Mexico and Latin America.