2019 Program Overview

ONE CONFERENCE.

EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

At the center of this breakthrough event is a novel conference program, carefully designed to provide the precise and timely information needed by specialty crop growers as you consider ways to adapt their operations to the changing farm environment. Combining keynotes, classroom sessions, interactive workshops, roundtables and peer discussion groups, the conference provides focused content in all the key farm management areas—crops, labor, irrigation, technology integration, data platforms, processing and distribution. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to consult with ag experts, gain insights from top growers and lay the groundwork for your farm’s success—during two concentrated days of learning, collaboration and information exchange. Put it on your calendar now.

OUR 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS…MORE KEYNOTES AND PROGRAM DETAILS COMING SOON!

Sign up for updates & stay tuned for the additional line up of the industry’s most innovative thought-leaders taking center stage at Growing Innovations 2019.  

DANNY ROYER
President & CEO
Great Valley Oak LLC

New technology is everywhere in ag today, but what innovations are most useful — and what’s missing? We’ll take an in-depth look at how we can move forward and bridge the gap between technology and the grower.

VONNIE ESTES
Vice President, Technology
Produce Marketing Association

Innovative sensors and actionable data. Cutting-edge breeding techniques. Real-world use of robotics. Science and technology are transforming the produce industry. Here’s where we are — and where we’re going.

2019 CONFERENCE TRACKS: Increase your knowledge in the areas critical to your success.

GROWING INNOVATIONS features a multi-pronged program broken out into the following tracks:

CROP MANAGEMENT: Sensors. Drones. Data. Unique approaches to crop protection. Hear first-hand how growers are using today’s tools and techniques to understand what’s really happening in their fields, orchards and greenhouses—and making practical, profitable decisions.

WATER MANAGEMENT: Learn how growers are ensuring an adequate supply of irrigation water—and then using it precisely and effectively for the highest-quality crops.

LABOR MANAGEMENT: Farm labor grows scarcer and more expensive every season, but long-awaited technological solutions are moving into the field at an increasing rate. See real-world examples of what’s working for growers today.

POST-HARVEST, PROCESSING AND SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS: Food safety and regulation of all kinds are pushing innovation. So is the unrelenting pressure to drive efficiency in the supply chain. See how specialty crops growers are adapting to and adopting the latest tools to ensure long-term success and enhance profitability.

FARM MANAGEMENT: The sheer number and variety of potential solutions to your most pressing farm business challenges seems almost limitless. Join the discussion and hear how some of the produce and greenhouse industries’ most progressive minds are sorting through all of the pieces and tying them together.

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