• March 26-27, 2019
  • 411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901

Education Sessions

Education Track 1

CAPCA (up to 5 hours of approved credit)

Education Track 2

AG PRODUCTION

Education Track 3

AG BUSINESS

March 27 @ 7:00 am - 7:45 am

Track 1

Session #1: Pest Control Measures Utilizing the IR-4 Program

Sharon Benzen, Agronomist, USDA




March 27 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Track 1

Session #2: IPM Approaches Towards Managing Weeds

Richard F. Smith, UC Cooperative Extension




March 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Track 1

Session #3: Common Insects and Trial Results in Vegetable Crops

UC Cooperative Extension




March 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am



Track 3

Session #1: How California is Strategizing to Meet the 2020 Workforce Needs of California

Hartnell College Main Campus – STEM Center (Bldg S) Room S111

Moderator and Panelist: Dr. Willard C. Lewallen, President/Superintendent, Hartnell College,

Panel: Russ Kabaker, Assistant Dean, Cal Poly, Nancy Gutierrez, Statewide Sector Navigator, California Community College Chancellor's Office, Andrew Lawson, Dean, CSU Monterey Bay,  Gurminder Sangha, Advanced Manufacturing Statewide Sector Navigator, California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Gabe Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, University of California


March 27 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Track 1

Session #4: Pesticide Label Interpretations and Personal Protection Equipment

Cara Brents, Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Office




March 27 @ 9:55 am - 10:40 am

Track 2

Session #2: Remote Sensing: How You Can Use it to Turn a Profit?

Hartnell College Main Campus – STEM Center (Bldg S) Room S131

Moderator and Panelist: Chris Bley, Business Development, AirSpace Integration

Panel: Brian Basset, Founder & CEO, H20-Opitimizer, Jim Yager, Forrest Melton, Faculty, CSU Monterey Bay, Jenna Rodriguez, Account Executive, Ceres Imaging

Track 3

Session #2: How to Manage Food Safety Risk in an Uncertain World with Traceability

Hartnell College Main Campus – STEM Center (Bldg S) Room S111

Moderator and Panelist: Danny Royer

Panel: Bryan Banks, KipTraq, Peter Mehring, CEO, Zest Labs, Patrick Zelaya, Founder & CEO, HeavyConnect, Inc.,


March 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Track 1

Session #5: Weed Management in Vegetable Crops Using an IPM Approach, Dr. Steven Fennimore, UC Cooperative Extension

Dr. Steven Fennimore, UC Cooperative Extension




March 27 @ 10:50 am - 11:35 am

Track 2

Session #3: How System Automation Can Help Your SGMA Groundwater Management

Hartnell College Main Campus – STEM Center (Bldg S) Room S131

Moderator and Panelist: Clint Cowden, Dean CTE/Workforce Development, Hartnell College

Panel: Stuart Styles, Director, Cal Poly, Olivier Jerphagnon, Founder, Pow Wow Energy, Lance Donny, COO, SWIIM System, Sarge Green, Waste Management Specialist, CSU Fresno,

Track 3

Session #3: How Big Data can Speed up your Agronomic Decisions

Hartnell College Main Campus – STEM Center (Bldg S) Room S111

Moderator and Panelist: Nathan Dorn, Founder & CEO, Food Origins

Panel: Roland J. Fumasi, Vice President & Senior Analyst, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Amit Sridharan, Director of Investments, Mahindra Group, Giri Baleri, VP of Product Marketing, Resson and Bill Mitchel, Chief Operation Officer, Project Athena

Track 3

Session #3: Blockchain Solutions for Tracking Food Safety

Hartnell College – Main Campus – Main Stage (Building K)

Moderator and Panelist: Nathan Dorn, Founder & CEO, Food Origins

Panel: Roland J. Fumasi, Vice President & Senior Analyst, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Amit Sridharan, Director of Investments, Mahindra Group, Giri Baleri, VP of Product Marketing, Resson and Bill Mitchel, Chief Operation Officer, Project Athena

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Track 1

Session #6: Managing Vector Spread of Leaf Roll Virus

Larry Bettiga, UC Cooperative Extension