Science & Technology

Listen to keynote speakers, plenary sessions and panel discussions. Experience an exhibition of biological solutions. Meet growers and peers from all over the world.

The 2023 Salinas Biological Summit on June 20-21, 2023 is shaping up to be a must-attend event for Western Growers members to connect with startups, corporate players, investors, and regulators and to gain a global perspective on biological inputs.

Jeff Morrison, Director of Innovation & New Technology at Grimmway, spoke at the Lunch & Learn at The WG Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas on December 14.  Morrison attracted 20 startups to his talk, which is the most engagement for the monthly event yet.

Western Growers’ Dennis Donohue, Center for Innovation and Technology Director, emceed the occasion.

Inspired by the success of Western Growers’ technology events held during the last several Annual Meetings, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is holding a similar event during its 4th annual conference in Denver on February 20, 2018. CFVGA is currently requesting proposals from qualified startup companies that are innovating agtech solutions to meet the pressing demands and challenges of growers, shippers and fresh food processors.

Hank Giclas

Western Growers and AgSafe are hosting a series of two-day workshops in July to assist fresh produce companies in meeting training requirements under the final FDA produce safety rule, “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.”

During the first day, participants will have the opportunity to take the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Growers Training Course. During the second day, they will have the option to receive bilingual training on how to implement the FDA’s produce rule.

Stephanie Metzinger

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