October 3, 2023

WGCIT’s Dennis Donohue Moderates CSUMB Greater Vision Panel, Joined by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

California State University-Monterey Bay held its Greater Vision event this week, a forum on agriculture sponsored through a partnership between CSUMB and the Grower Shipper Association Foundation. Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) Director Dennis Donohue was on-hand to moderate its first panel, featuring keynote speaker Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The panel covered topics that included robotics, AI and sustainable technologies.

The second panel, which focused on job opportunities and skills needed for careers in agriculture, featured CSUMB alumni who are now working in human resources departments for WG members.

An estimated 300 students who are part of the CSUMB Greater Vision Program attended the event, which was sponsored by Western Growers.