Date: Jul 13, 2021

As part of its effort to develop the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural workers, Western Growers will be hosting AgTechX Ed at Reedley College on August 25 -26, 2021.

This event will bring together universities and colleges, farming and agricultural partners, and technology companies across California for a series of educational sessions on how to transition the agriculture workforce to master rapidly developing agricultural technology.

AgTechX Ed at Reedley College officially kicks off the AgTechX Ed Initiative – a statewide effort, led by Western Growers and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, to cultivate a future workforce with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate emerging on-farm technology. This event will be one of four, with future events in Imperial Valley, Monterey County and the greater Sacramento area.

Speakers for AgTechX Ed at Reedley College include the following:

  • Karen Ross, California Secretary of Food and Agriculture
  • Dave Puglia, President & CEO, Western Growers
  • Dr. Jerry Buckley, President, Reedley College
  • Harold McClarty, CEO, HMC Farms
  • Loren Booth, President & Owner, Booth Ranches
  • David Marguleas, CEO, Sun World International

Stay tuned to Spotlight for a list of additional speakers being added to the program. Registration for AgTechX Ed at Reedley College will open shortly. In the meantime, save the date!

For more information about the AgTechX Ed Initiative or its events, read the AgTechX Ed press release or contact Dennis Donohue at (831) 594-4883.

WG Staff Contact

Stephanie Metzinger
Senior Manager, Communications

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