Mark your calendars! The Forbes AgTech Summit is returning to Salinas on June 28- 29, 2017, where 600 of the smartest and most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture will come together to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. Held for the third straight year, the Summit fosters lively debate and generates rich networking opportunities while showcasing the latest innovations for farmers, investors and stakeholders of the global agricultural ecosystem.

Stephanie Metzinger

Tom Nassif, president & CEO of Western Growers, will be presenting the keynote address during the Ag Innovation Showcase on May 8 – 9, 2017, at UC Davis. The showcase inspires discussions about trends in the ag industry and presents innovations from around the world—everything from the farmer to the consumer, from climate-smart technologies to advanced food safety solutions.

Stephanie Metzinger

As labor reliability in agriculture grows increasingly challenging, automation and robotics are being looked at more closely by the produce industry. The field of robotics is growing worldwide, but there are still questions surrounding the challenges and opportunities of deploying new robotics technologies in the U.S. produce industry.

Stephanie Metzinger

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