A trio of sessions focused on the ever-changing landscape of ag technology has been announced as part of the educational program for the upcoming Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022 presented by Western Growers and OPN, slated for November 30 – December 1 in Monterey, California.
Left to right: Bart Walker, Gabe Sibley.
OGS 2022 will highlight the companies at the forefront of ag tech and offer attendees a peek into what the future of ag technology may look like. The three educational sessions devoted to burgeoning ag tech are:
- The Latest in Ag Tech Equipment and Innovation—Attendees will explore the latest innovations from five progressive ag tech and equipment companies on how new technologies are changing the face of organic growing around the world. From state-of-the-art tractors to weeding and spraying systems, these companies will share insights into how they are developing more efficient growing practices while promoting safe and sustainable food production.
- The Future of Ag Tech—Expanding On-Farm Profitability—As input costs continue to rise, balancing sustainability and profitability can be enhanced by technology that can strategically apply fertilizer, pesticides, and water for maximum value. Attendees will hear about technologies currently available for growers, the cost implications, and what the future of ag tech may look like. Panelists include Paul Mikesell, CEO and founder of Carbon Robotics; Bart Walker, president of Pacific Ag Rentals; and Gabe Sibley, CEO, and founder of Verdant Robotics. The session will be moderated by Seana Day, partner at Culterra Capital.
- Meet The AgSharks—The three start-up finalists selected as part of the Western Growers/S2G Ventures 2022 AgSharks competition will engage attendees with the systems and technologies they have developed to promote healthy and sustainable food and agricultural systems.
Left to right: Paul Mikesell, Seana Day, Walt Duflock.
"These sessions will highlight some of the newest technologies, equipment, and programs available for growers and how they can best be utilized in the ever-changing landscape of organic fresh produce production," said Walt Duflock, vice president of innovation at Western Growers.
OGS 2022 will be held from November 30–December 1 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California.
"In partnership with Western Growers, this year's OGS will provide up-to-date resources and information to support the continued success of organic producers, with an emphasis on the changing organic production landscape as well as the role of ag technology," said Matt Seeley, co-founder, and CEO of Organic Produce Network.