MARCH 18-19, 2021

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Welcome to the 8th Annual Salinas ValleyVirtual Ag Tech Summit

Hartnell and the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology are teaming up to highlight the importance of Education and Upskilling today’s workforce. The Ag Tech revolution of today requires a “New Kind of Worker” for tomorrow.

Hear from California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and industry leaders on today’s challenges and the role of Education in meeting today and tomorrow’s workforce needs. Get invaluable insights from California leaders and hear about the Ag Tech challenges and opportunities in Mexico and Latin America.

It’s the start of an important national conversation for the future of Agriculture!

MARCH 18TH 
PRESIDENT'S
RECEPTION
5:00 TO 6:30 PM
MARCH 19TH 
MORNING
BUSINESS
SESSIONS
9:00 TO 11:30 AM
MARCH 19TH 
AFTERNOON
BUSINESS
SESSIONS
1:00 TO 3:00 PM

Greeting by Dr. Raúl Rodríguez 
and Fireside Chat with Karen Ross Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture 
(moderated by Dennis Donohue Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology).

Hear from Ag Tech Players 
and Industry Leaders about Issues and Workforce Challenges and 
the Critical role of Education.

NEW THIS YEAR. 
Ag Tech in the Americas. 
The View from Latin America, 
the issues, challenges and opportunities.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Join the conversation for the future of agriculture.

KAREN ROSS was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on January 9, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. In re-appointing Secretary Ross, Governor Newsom cited her unmatched leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California, in areas including environmental stewardship, climate change adaptation, and trade. Secretary Ross was initially appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2011.

Key Note Speaker Karen Ross

Hartnell and the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology are teaming up to highlight the importance of Education and Upskilling today’s workforce. The Ag Tech revolution of today requires a “New Kind of Worker” for tomorrow.

Hear from California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and industry leaders on today’s challenges and the role of Education in meeting today and tomorrow’s workforce needs. Get invaluable insights from California leaders and hear about the Ag Tech challenges and opportunities in Mexico and Latin America.

It’s the start of an important national conversation for the future of Agriculture!

Key Note Speaker 
Karen Ross

KAREN ROSS was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on January 9, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. In re-appointing Secretary Ross, Governor Newsom cited her unmatched leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California, in areas including environmental stewardship, climate change adaptation, and trade. Secretary Ross was initially appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2011.

For more information please contact
Dennis Donohue
Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology
c: 
(831) 594-4883   |   f: (831) 751-3580