The Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology this week hosted the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s ELDP Class 11, giving the group of future ag leaders an overview of the center and WG’s agtech initiatives.

Besides a tour of the WGCIT and a presentation from Dennis Donohue, the Center’s Executive Director, the group went to Taylor Farms’ processing plant/cooler operations in Gonzales, Calif. and visited Tanimura & Antle’s headquarters.

Ann Donahue

An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), also referred to as a written safety program, provides a written description of the programs and policies an employer has put into place to provide a safe work environment for its employees. Successful implementation of a safety program requires commitment from all levels within an organization to place a primary emphasis on safety – a commitment that, when adhered to and reinforced by all employees, ensures that workers can return safely to their families at the end of every shift.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced four upcoming listening sessions where the public can outline their concerns in advance of negotiation for the 2023 federal Farm Bill.

The listening sessions will be held:

Aug. 10, 2022

Virtual via Zoom, with Spanish interpretation provided.

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Register here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtde2qrDIvGtB0krzFIkOl1BXPhlZ0qsy-

Gail Delihant

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