February 28, 2017

WG Hosts Forum to Advance Water Management Technology

Western Growers will host a “deep dive” forum to advance innovation and adoption of irrigation technology on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Convention Center in Fresno, Calif. Join the timely discussion as we explore opportunities to drive innovation and collaboration in water management technology. We will look at balancing the promise of new ag technologies with the realities of farming to create value for growers.

Not only will we take a deeper look into the water management challenges, but also the obstacles that water technologists are overcoming to create real solutions that work for Central Valley ag. Conversations will be led by a host of pioneers in the ag, agtech and water space—including numerous Western Growers members and WG Center for Innovation & Technology start-up companies. We are pleased to announce A.G. Kawamura as our lunch keynote speaker. Join us as he discusses “Setting the Table,” sponsored by AT&T.

The event is designed to encourage an interactive discussion between a panel of growers and agtech professionals, as well as the audience, to help advance innovation and adoption of irrigation technology. The forum is offered at no cost and is sponsored by The Mixing Bowl, City of Fresno, Fresno County Farm Bureau, AT&T, Fresno State, Fresno Food Expo, Fresno Chamber of Commerce and Forbes AgTech Summit. This is the first event as part of WG Center for Innovation & Technology’s efforts to take a more solutions-orientated role, where WG plans to zero in and seek out agtech startups who are developing technologies that solve the industry’s most immediate needs.


Name: Getting Water Tech Flowing for Agriculture
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
Location: Fresno Convention Center (700 M St., Fresno, CA 93721)

For more information, contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205.