Newswise — SEASIDE, Ca., October 1, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will host the 2018 Greater Vision Forum Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at CSUMB’s University Center. Greater Vision is a collaborative event with the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation designed for students, professionals and community members that addresses contemporary issues in agriculture and society. Media is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • 9:00 am: Keynote ConversationThe Farm of the Future and the Changing Workforce - Dennis Donohue, Chairman, Grower-Shipper Association Foundation and Megan Nunes, Founder & CEO, Vinsight
  • 10:00 am: Panel - Careers: Energy and Sustainability in Agriculture - learn about sustainable energy careers on the farm - Moderator: Rosie Armstrong, Director of Workforce Development: Agriculture and Healthcare Sector Partnerships. Hartnell College; Panel: Alyson Blume, Lead UX Developer, Wexus Technologies; Chad Forrest, CFO, Concentric Power; and Alejandra Sanchez, Sustainability Manager, Taylor Farms
  • 11:00 am Panel - Careers: Technology in Agriculture - learn about careers in new technologies needed on the farm - Moderator: Abby Taylor-Silva, VP of Policy & Communications, Grower-Shipper Association; Panel: Jackie Vazquez, Director of Operations, Andrew and Williamson; Jennifer Skidgel-Clarke, Executive Director, California Leafy Greens Research Program; and Josh Ruiz, Director of Operations, Church Brothers Farms

Hosting open community events is in keeping with CSUMB’s role as a community resource, providing forums for provocative discussions that can impact thought and action on issues important to our community.