August 6, 2015

WG Annual Meeting — Peak into the Future with Former Cisco Chief Futurist Dave Evans

This November, Western Growers will be holding our 90th Annual Meeting. The occasion not only gives us an opportunity to celebrate the history of our industry, but to contemplate its future. There may be no one more qualified to do that than former Cisco Chief Futurist, David Evans, who will provide his take on what the future holds for agriculture.      

Evans will be the featured speaker during the Major Lunch on Tuesday, November 10th. His speech, titled “Thought for Food,” will examine the coming advancements that will change how we farm. Not surprisingly, Evans believes the fresh produce industry is poised for a technological revolution. High on his forecast list of breakthroughs are advancements in robotics that will reduce the need for human pickers at the farm level. Evans believes artificial intelligence that will accomplish many farm tasks is on the brink of reality, and within two decades there will not be a single human harvesting fruits and vegetables in this country. He has long been right in his observations, making him a compelling reason to not miss the Major Lunch in November.

Evans was profiled in this month’s edition (August) of the WG&S magazine. Register now for the Annual Meeting to hear firsthand about Dave’s provocative predictions on agriculture and other topics during this year’s Major Luncheon.

Book your room at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

For more information contact Randy Hause at (949) 885-2265.