• 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 & Dennis Donohue, lead for Western Growers Innovation and Technology Center

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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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Welcome

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 8:15 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

Dr. Willard Lewallen, Hartnell College and Nicholas Pasculli, 2018 Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit Chair, TMD Creative

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The Opportunities and Challenges of Technology for the Produce Industry: Are You Ready?

March 28 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bob Whitaker joined PMA in 2008 as Chief Science & Technology Officer, responsible for food safety, technology, supply chain management and sustainability. Bob has served on the Center for Produce Safety Board of Directors and Executive Committee since its founding in 2007 and was the first chair of the CPS technical committee (2008-2013).

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Addressing Plastic Pollution as an Innovation Opportunity

March 28 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

Nikki Rodoni, moderator, Measure To Improve
Sam Farr, U.S. Congressman (retired)
Gina Nucci, Mann Packing - a Del Monte Fresh Company
Daniella Russo, Think Beyond Plastics
Tony Bova, Grow Bioplastics

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Break

March 28 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am
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Ag Tech Ramifications and Opportunities For Food Safety

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

Drew McDonald, Taylor Farms - moderator
Dr. Bob Whitaker , Produce Marketing Association
Dr. Jennifer McEntire, United Fresh Produce Association

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Scalability of Technology – Best Practices on Utilizing Technological Innovations from the Netherlands and California

March 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

Colby Pereira, moderator, Monterey County Farm Bureau
Brian Antle, PlantTape
Hein Kruyt, Solynta
Aad van den Berg, Delphy
Britton Willson, AGCESS a Pacific Ag Rentals company

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Lunch

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

In STEM Center Foyer – Building S

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A New Day in our Nation’s Capital: How Does the Fresh Produce Industry Navigate this Disruptive Environment

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Robert L. Guenther, United Fresh Produce Association
California Farm Bill AB 2166: Creating a Statewide Ag Tech Innovative Platform
Anna Caballero, California State Assembly Member

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Exhibition Opened

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Student Center (Building C), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, 93901 United States
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Salinas Perspectives on Innovation in Agriculture and Technology: A Short Film

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

John Glazier, Hartnell College
Johnny Ray Avila, Hartnell College student

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From Farms to Incubators: A Multimedia Journalism Project that Spotlights Minority Women Entrepreneurs in Ag Tech in the Salinas Valley and Beyond

March 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Hartnell College – Main Campus – Performing Arts Center (Building K), 411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

Amy Wu
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Where to Go:

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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