• March 27-28, 2018
  • 411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901

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March 2018

VIP Opening Reception

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – STEM Center (Building S), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States
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Including fireside chat on: Ag Tech - The View from the Investor Community

Featuring Salinas native, Kirk L. Haney, CEO & Managing Partner, Radicle Growth

Kirk Haney is the CEO and Managing Partner of Radicle Growth, an Ag and Food Tech accelerator fund focused on transforming the speed of innovation in agriculture. Under Kirk’s leadership, Radicle secured top tier financial and corporate investors including Finistere Ventures, $150M agtech fund, OurCrowd, $300M funding platform, Bayer Crop Science and DuPont Pioneer.

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Opening Continental Breakfast

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus – STEM Center (Building S), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States
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Opening Keynote Address

March 28 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Keynote Speaker

Robert L. Guenther

Robert Guenther is the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for United Fresh Produce Association headquartered in Washington, DC, where over the last 17 years Robert has led the government and public affairs staff in representing the fresh fruit and vegetable industry before Congress, the Administration, regulatory agencies and the media. Prior to United Fresh, Robert’s worked on Capitol Hill for 10 years as a Legislative Aide and Policy Director focusing on agriculture, environment, trade, water, and food policy. He also spent a year in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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New Technology for Pest Management

March 28 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus – STEM Center (Building S), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States

 Handheld App for Ranch/PCA Management Decisions Michael Cahn, UC Extension Monterey County Dr. Forrest Melton, CSU Monterey Bay Environmental Sciences  Weed Resistance Dr. Richard Smith, Cooperative Extension Monterey County  Optimal Control and Models for Alternative Pest Management in Agroecosystems Dr. Mohammed Yahdi, Hartnell College Mathematics and Hartnell students

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Breakout Education Sessions

March 28 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus, 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Trapping of Invasive Pests in Monterey County and How PCAs Can Help

March 28 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Student Center (Building C), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States

 Ms. Cara Brents, Monterey County Agriculture

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Breakout Education Sessions

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus, 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Rural Broadband Capacity for Ag Tech

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

California Perspective Robert Tse, USDA Rural Development Salinas Valley Potential / Perspective Clint Cowden, Hartnell College Hartnell Student(s) VINE: Verde Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship Gabe Youtsey, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Think Beyond Plastics: Championing the Need for Disruptive Innovations to Create Solutions

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – STEM Center (Building S), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States

 Nikki Rodoni, moderator Measure to Improve  Nicole Flewell, Sustainability at Taylor Farms Fresh Foods, LLC

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Lunch

March 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – STEM Center (Building S), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States
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Hartnell College – Main Campus
411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901

  • Building S (STEM Center):
    VIP Opening Reception
    Opening Continental Breakfast
    Lunch
  • Building K (Performing Arts Center):
    Opening Keynote Address
    Keynote Address
  • Building C (Student Center):
    Exhibition
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