Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued in many areas around California. The temperature is forecast to reach or exceed 110 degrees this week through September 5 including in areas around Sacramento, Fresno, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial County.

The Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology held its first Resident Programming event of the season on Aug. 24 with a virtual information session entitled “Ag in the Desert.”

Grower guests at the event represented the three main desert growing regions: Matt Maguire, Chief Agricultural Officer of J.V. Smith in Yuma, Ariz.; Scott Howington, Owner of Oasis Farming in El Centro, Calif.; and Garett Cardilino, Director of Field Operations of PrimeTime in Coachella, Calif. The event was moderated by Dennis Donohue, Director of the WGCIT.

Ann Donahue


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