Western Growers will launch its first Tech Talk Series on Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. at its Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. The new program will introduce the Western Growers members and the general public to start-up companies working to develop innovative solutions to the biggest challenges facing agriculture. The series, which will also be live streamed, launches next week and continues monthly.

Stephanie Metzinger

IRVINE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Western Growers will launch its first Tech Talk Series on Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. at its Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. The new program will introduce the community to start-up companies working to develop innovative solutions to the biggest challenges facing agriculture. The series, which is also available via webinar, launches next week and continues monthly.

Stephanie Metzinger

Don’t miss the Annual AgSafe Conference—the premier safety, health and human resources event for the agricultural industry in California—on February 23-26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. AgSafe is one of the premier safety organizations in California focused on worker and workplace safety. The conference involves several days of training sessions for workers and employers with over 100 presentations in English and Spanish regarding safety, management, regulatory and other agriculture related issues. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that he will hold a hearing in Yuma on February 1, 2016, to brief the public and media on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 executive budget. Lorenzo Romero, director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), will brief the public on the proposal and will take questions. The Governor’s office announced it will also hold a public budget hearing in Prescott later that same day. Similar meetings were held previously in Tucson and Flagstaff.

Jeff Janas

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