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

Creating a strong company credit culture provides a universal way of doing business with the proper checks and balances in place from top to bottom within an organization. Making decisions about credit is just as important as other critical initiatives that make your company successful. After all, selling produce to companies who will pay for the purchase makes for a successful sales transaction.   

Bryan Nickerson

After weeks of heavy rainfall, growers are faced with an array of challenges associated with floodwater. Relief opportunities and support are available on a state and federal level to help navigate these difficulties. This information is current as of Feb. 2, 2023 and will be updated by Western Growers as more resources become available.

Crop Insurance

The first course of action for farmers who are experiencing flooding should be to contact their crop insurance agent.

Kara Timmins


Join Western Growers

Western Growers members care deeply for the food they grow, the land they sustain, the people they employ, and the community in which they live.