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Salinas Valley AgTech Summit

March 26 - March 27

$30

The 6th Annual Salinas Valley Agricultural Technology Summit is hosted by the Agricultural Business and Technology Institute at Hartnell College in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA). The theme for this year’s event is “Tomorrow’s Technology You Can Use Today.” The event attracts over 1,000+ attendees. Attendees will discover the latest trends in Ag Technology through speaker and panel presentations on the topics of crop protection, the future of farming, automation, harvest technology, innovation, worker safety and regulations, access to exhibitor, demonstrations and more.

Morning keynote address will be given by Glenda Humiston, VP of Agriculture and Natural Resources from the University of California with afternoon keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Bob Whitaker, Chief Science and Technology Officer and Vonnie Estes, VP of Technology, both of PMA. Presentations will include six education sessions and three unique tracks.

Panel presentations will include three unique tracks including:

  • Ag Tech Production
  • Ag Tech Business
  • CAPCA Continuing Education (up to 5 hours of credit approved by attending this session(s) in their entirety.)

Attendees will also enjoy breakfast and lunch.

Sponsorship for the event will support Hartnell’s College Agricultural Business Technology Institute and its students.

Program:

Day and TimeEventLocationNotes
Wednesday, March 27, 2018, 6:30am-7:50amContinental BreakfastBldg. S (STEM Center)
7:00am-12:00pm3 Tracks & 6 Educational Sessions:

  • Ag Tech Business
  • Ag Tech Production
  • Continuing Education, CAPCA
TBACAPCA check-in begins at 6:30am
7:00am-12:00pm

7:00am-7:45am:
7:45am-8:30am:
8:30am-9:15am:
9:15am-10:00am:
10:15am-11:00am:
11:00am-12:00pm:

CAPCA Continuing Education up to 5 hours of credit approved:

  • Pest Control Measures Utilizing the IR-4 Program
  • IPM Approaches Towards Managing Weeds
  • Common Insects and Trial Results in Vegetable Crops
  • Pesticide Label Interpretations and Personal Protection Equipment
  • Weed Management in Vegetable Crops Using an IPM Approach
  • Managing Vector Spread of Leaf Roll Virus
7:30am-8:00amKeynote Address Morning: Glenda Humiston, VP, Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California
8:00am-8:50am
9:00am-9:50am
10:00am-10:50am
Education Track #1: Ag Tech Business

  • Session #1: How California is Strategizing to Meet the 2020 Workforce Needs of California, Dr. Willard Lewallen, President/Superintendent, Hartell College, Russ Kabaker, Assistant Dean, Cal Poly, Nancy Gutierrez, Statewide Sector Navigator, California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Andrew Lawson, Dean, CSU Monterey Bay
  • Session #2: How to Manage Food Safety Risk in an Uncertain World with Traceability, Bryan Banks, KipTraq, Patrick Zelaya, Founder, HeavyConnect, Inc.,
  • Session #3: How Big Data can Speed up your Agronomic Decisions. Nathan Dorn, Founder, Food Origins
8:00am-8:50am
9:00am-9:50am
10:00am-10:50am
Education Track #2: Ag Tech Production

  • Session #1: The Cutting Edge Precision Ag Tech that You Can Use in Your Field Today, Michael Gomes, Vice President,Topcon Precision Agriculture, Aubrey Donnellan, Founder, Bear Flag Robotics, Juan Bravo, CEO, AGROBOT, Dr. Reza Ehsani, UC Merced
  • Session #2: Remote Sensing: How You Can Use it to Turn a Profit?
  • Session #3: How System Automation Can Help Your SGMA Groundwater Management, Dr. Stuart Styles, Director, Cal Poly, Olivier Jerphagnon, Founder, Pow Wow Energy, Lance Donny, COO, SWIIM System
11:30am-12:00pmExhibitor Lunch pick-up timeBldg. S (STEM Center)
12:00pm-1:00pmLunchBldg. S (STEM Center)
12:00pm-12:30pmKeynote Addresses Afternoon: Dr. Bob Whitaker, Chief Science and Technology Officer and Vonnie Estes, VP of Technology, both of PMABldg. K (Performing Arts Center)
12:00pm-4:30pmExhibitionBldg. C (Student Center and surrounding lawn area)
TBAVenture PitchTBA

Sponsorship for the event will support Hartnell’s College Agricultural Business Technology Institute and its students.

Details

Start:
March 26
End:
March 27
Cost:
$30
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://svagtechsummit.com

Organizer

Hartnell College

Venue

HARTNELL COLLEGE – MAIN CAMPUS
411 CENTRAL AVE
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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