Some of the most anticipated events during the Annual Meeting are our workshops. This year’s line-up of workshops will be no different, featuring discussions on some of the hottest topics in the industry. Full registration to the Annual Meeting not only gets you into all four workshops, but also includes admission into the Welcome Reception, Major Luncheon, Supplier’s Event, Chairman’s Reception and Award of Honor Dinner. REGISTER NOW!
Workshop I – Top Chef Workshop
November 9, 2015 – 10:45am to 12:15pm
Join Top Chef’s Shirley Chung for a lively cooking demonstration that is sure to challenge and inspire your culinary talents. Chef Shirley will be whipping up a variety of dishes and even a cocktail using an array of fresh fruits and vegetables that will surely awaken your taste buds.
Workshop II – GMO – What’s on Your Label?
November 9, 2015 – 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Expert panelists will discuss the increasing calls to require “GMO-free” labels on fresh produce and the implications in the marketplace.
Workshop III – Step Into the Innovation Arena
November 10, 2015 – 9:15am to 11:15am
This Shark Tank-like workshop will allow entrepreneurs to pitch their offerings to a team of judges as well as the audience to determine the top AgTech innovations. Our team of judges will be comprised of Robby Barkley of Barkley Ag Enterprises, Steve Barnard of Mission Produce, Neill Callis of Turlock Fruit Company, Edwin Camp of DM Camp and Sons, Dave Petrocco Sr. of Petrocco Farms and Bridget Rotticci of Bengard Ranch.
Workshop IV – Under Attack: Water Rights, Water Use
November 10, 2015 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm
In California, legal and political conflict over water rights and allocations has erupted as the ongoing drought tests the state’s complex system of laws and water districts. In Arizona, water managers have started planning for historic reductions from the Colorado River even as the state’s political leaders must plan for the water demands of continued urban growth. A roundtable of water experts will discuss water rights and how the drought is bringing unprecedented public scrutiny to what many farmers consider an iron-clad right.
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