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Register Now for the Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

Posted on March 03, 2020 11:45 AM by elyons

The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit will be a window on innovation. This year's Summit is focused on "making ag-tech work for you." Western Growers and Hartnell College have developed a full program based on showing how technologies from around the globe can directly benefit our local growers.  March 18 includes a full-day program and exhibit hall; confirmed panelists and moderators include:

  • Mark Hanchett, CEO of Atlis Motor Vehicles
  • Dr. Patricia Hsieh, Superintendent & President of Hartnell College
  • Mareese Keane, Growth Strategy at FieldIn
  • Dr. Padraig Whelan, CSO for ApisProtect
  • Mick Heatherington, VP of Sales for Prophet
  • Josh Ruiz, VP of Ag Operations for Church Brothers’ Farms
  • Rebecca Hopkins, Regional Development Manager at Trimble
  • Iftach Birger, COO of FieldIn
  • Ratan Goswami, Bayer Global Services
  • Clint Cowden, Dean of Workforce Development at Hartnell College
  • Miles Reiter, CEO of Driscoll’s
  • John D’Arrigo, CEO of D’Arrigo Brothers
  • Tom Nunes V, President of Foxy Produce
  • Brie Reiter Smith, Director of Driscoll’s Quality Systems Design and Technology and Supply Chain

The Summit will showcase ag technologies from around the globe, and how these can work for our local grower community. This year, the layout is different, and all of the show flow will go through the STEM Center at Hartnell College. Many of the companies from the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology will have booths at the event:

  • iTrade Network
  • Novihum Technologies
  • KipTraq
  • Concentric Power
  • Heavy Connect
  • SWIIM Systems
  • Bear Flag Robotics
  • Apis Protect
  • Pyka

There are more details about the event, and the VIP kick-off reception, on the website. Western Growers members and supporters can register to attend the Summit here through Eventbrite.