On this episode of Voices of the Valley, Simon Pearson, Founding Director of The Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology, shares insight into how aiming for lofty heights gives a better perspective on potential solutions to agriculture’s workforce challenges.

“We started with the hard problem - a bit like a moonshot - and then as we actually did that work we sort of went 'Hmmmm, hang on a minute, there’s a few low-lying opportunities here,'” he says.

Kara Timmins

Sign up now for the Cover Crops: A Leading Strategy for Soil Health & Ag Order 4.0 Compliance event on February 16. This is a free, seven-hour field day hosted by Sustainable Conservation, Monterey County Farm Bureau and Braga Fresh to cover practical knowledge of cover cropping and regulatory water quality incentives to assist growers with complying with the Ag Order 4.0.

The event will include presentations from the following people:

Eric Brennan, USDA ARS

Gina Colfer, Wilbur Ellis

Tom Hearne and Keston Giudici, L.A. Hearne Company

Kara Timmins

With the recent onset of unprecedented rainstorms, with yet another major front moving in this week and next week, planting and harvesting activities will be severely constrained.

Below are a few important recommendations to consider before engaging in agricultural operations due to excessive rain or flooding in your fields.

Many employers find it worthwhile to check the references, job history, personal character, criminal conviction history or credit history of an individual prior to making the decision to hire or promote. This can be done through an in-house investigation using public records or by an outside third-party consumer-reporting agency (CRA).

Teresa McQueen


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