The Fifth Annual Salinas Valley Agricultural Technology Summit will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at Hartnell College's Main Campus located at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.
SALINAS, Calif. - The Hartnell College Agriculture Business and Technology Institute in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) invites you to participate in the Fifth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit. It will be on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at Hartnell Colleges Main Campus located at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.
Two educational tracks are specific to continuing education credit hours in the areas of laws and regulations, new technologies for pest management, aerial Ag tech, understanding bee behavior/vulnerability, increasing student interest in related Ag careers, and much more. A third educational track addresses overarching Ag technologies with respect to rural broadband, food safety, robotics and ergonomics, mechanization, and harvest assist technologies.
Admission to the event is free and includes a sponsored lunch. Growers, PCAs, CCAs, QALs, pilots, students, growers, and members of the Ag tech and software industries are encouraged to attend. Agriculture professionals with PCA, QAL or QAC certifications will receive ongoing education credits by the Department of Pesticide Regulation for attendance.
Ag Tech Summit Advisory Committee Chairperson, Nick Pasculli is enthusiastic about the growth of this event, as it has doubled in size each year. "We have intentionally moved to the main campus to accommodate this growth and emphasize the connection of STEM and Agriculture as Hartnell prepares students to be leaders contributing to the creation and implementation of ag tech solutions throughout the entire supply chain within a global agriculture marketplace," exclaimed Pasculli.
In addition to the three educational tracks, the event will feature an all-day trade show and Ag tech product/service demonstrations. Included in the trade show will be the Monterey CAPCAs booth featuring an internship and job portal for employers seeking new employees/interns and students seeking jobs or internships. A pitch competition room is also available for those with new Ag tech ideas and/or start-up companies looking for investors and implementers.
Dr. Bob Whitaker of the Produce Marketing Association will lead off with the morning keynote presentation and Robert L. Gunther of United Fresh Produce Association will provide the afternoon keynote presentation.
Registration for the event is on-line at: http://svagtechsummit.com/register/
Exhibitor, Sponsor and Program information can be found at: www.sv-ag-summit.com