In the first WGCIT Lunch & Learn event of the year, Mark Mason from Huntington Farms shared his thoughts about the future of agriculture, both in terms of workforce development and how to integrate new innovation into existing systems.

Mason, who manages Huntington Farms’ location in the Salinas Valley, spoke about the potential for the Next-Gen Ag Workers program, coining the term “two-year tech,” and his hope to hire these students for his ranch.

Kara Timmins

Save the date for the next CONTACT’S Produce Safety Webinar “The Future is Now: How Data Sharing Enhances Food Safety,” hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, which will feature Sonia Salas, Assistant Vice President of Science with Western Growers, Cronan McNamara, Founder and CEO of Crème Global, De Ann Davis, Sr. Vice President of Science with Western Growers and Tony Banegas, Vice President of Food Safety and Industry Relations of Bonduelle Fresh Americas.

Kara Timmins

Developed by the Western Growers Science team in collaboration with Western Growers member companies, GreenLink™ provides a digital, secure and confidential online platform that enables users to share food safety data. The platform allows users to analyze their internal food safety data and to learn from aggregated, anonymized data that can help them anticipate, adjust, and better manage food safety strategies.

Kara Timmins



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