September 23, 2021

WGCIT’s Donohue to Emcee Conversation with Vilsack, Panetta and Farr

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology Director Dennis Donohue will be emceeing this year’s Greater Vision event, “Your Future in Ag: A Conversation with U.S. Department of Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.” The event will be held on Monday, October 4, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. PT.

This virtual webinar event features a “Fireside Chat” with former U.S. Congressman from the Central Coast Sam Farr and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack as they discuss USDA programs and careers in agriculture. The discussion will be followed by a panel moderated by U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta with leaders from the USDA as they share some of the specific work of the agency with an emphasis on jobs.

Western Growers (WG) and its Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) have long been in support of ag workforce development. WG and WGCIT have created a number of initiatives aimed at transitioning the agriculture workforce to master rapidly developing agricultural technology. This includes Careers in Ag, AgTechX Ed, NextGen Curriculum Development, Junior AgSharks and Home for the Holidays. WG encourages its members to engage in developing the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural workers by learning more about WG’s agtech workforce initiatives at and attending the Greater Vision event.

Greater Vision is hosted by the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation and California State University, Monterey Bay. Click here to register for Greater Vision 2021.

For more information, contact Dennis Donohue at