Mark your calendars for the 2021 Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Policy Summit West on July 12, 2021, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. The event will offer participants a full day of presentations and panel discussions that delve into the theme: “How Can California Agriculture Remain Competitive?"
Western Growers President and CEO Dave Puglia and Vice President of Innovation Walt Duflock will be among the dynamic cast of speakers that also includes Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee; and Senator Andreas Borgeas, Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, as well as numerous experts from academia, agtech, business and finance.
A sampling of panel topics includes:
- How California’s regulatory cost structure compares with other states
- Why some California growers are crossing the southern border
- Research and innovation as keys to overcoming labor challenges
- Where venture capital funds are investing and why
"With the drought, labor shortages, and mounting regulatory issues, it's no secret that those working in California agriculture are facing a growing number of challenges compared to their counterparts in other states," said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse editor and founder, in a press release. "Our Summit will focus on the current 'state of play,' as well as facilitate discussions on how so many growers, farmers and ranchers are collaborating and innovating to overcome these challenges and remain in the most productive agricultural state in the nation."
Western Growers is a gold sponsor of the summit and encourage all members to attend this premier event.
Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Policy Summit West
Date: Monday, July 12, 2021
Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Though this event is in-person, virtual attendance options are also available. Agri-Pulse is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and the in-person event will follow all state and local directives and health precautions. For more information, visit the 2021 Food & Ag Policy Summit West website.
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