The first edition of FIRA USA, the cutting-edge agtech robotics conference, will be held from Oct. 18-20, 2022 in Fresno, and Western Growers members are eligible for a 15% discount on registration through the end of June.

Co-sponsored by GOFAR-FIRA, the University of California and Western Growers, FIRA USA 2022 is a unique event dedicated to robotics, autonomous systems and technologies for farming. Specialty crop growers will discover state-of-art innovations to tackle labor shortages and environmental issues.

Ann Donahue

In the digital age, information is power - but data in a silo can't reach its full potential to create prosperity. Enter Farmer's Business Network, a farmer-driven information source that provides agronomic precision data to all its members.

"We wanted to level the playing field for farmers," says Amol Deshpande, FBN's CEO and Co-Founder.

With a goal of providing competitive opportunities for small farmers, the platform offers everything from data analytics to on-farm biological trialing programs.

Ann Donahue

The next stop in the AgTechX Ed series of events co-hosted by Western Growers and the California Department of Food and Agriculture is open for registration.

The half-day AgTechX Ed Summit at Woodland Community College on June 1 will be comprised of three panels, in addition to several keynote addresses, covering topics including: industry issues and skill identification; education and workforce development strategies; and current and future workforce needs on the farm.

Ann Donahue

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