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First-ever Forbes Ag Tech Summit Coming to Salinas

By Forbes Staff
Forbes Forbes Corporate Communications

[Editor’s note: With key speakers from Monsanto and DuPont, ya gotta wonder, but I figured readers would want to know about this upcoming Ag Tech event, nonetheless. Read more about the Ag Tech investing trends and the connection to the Salinas Valley, startup-friendly CSUMB and tech-savvy Harnett College.]

April 10, 2015 — Salinas, CA

“‘The AgTech Summit’ will be an important milestone not only for the Salinas Valley, but also the global ag-tech industry. We believe our tremendous strengths in agriculture and close proximity to Silicon Valley uniquely position our region as a hotbed for this industry.” — Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas

Forbes, in partnership with SVG Partners and The Steinbeck Innovation Cluster, has announced that Dr. Robert Fraley, EVP and CTO of Monsanto and Neal Gutterson, VP Research of DuPont will join Bruce Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms and others as speakers at its first-ever “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” in Salinas Valley, California, on July 8-9, 2015.

This invitation-only event is expected to bring together several hundred of the smartest minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture in the Salinas Valley to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. From biotech and precision farming to big data’s role in feeding a planet of eight billion people, “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” will explore topics at the core of this vital trend, and promises to be the definitive gathering for leaders at the intersection of technology and agriculture.

“As the nation’s largest producer of fresh food and a burgeoning ag-tech hub, the city of Salinas is excited to host some of the top leaders and innovators in agriculture and technology this July,” said Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas. “‘The AgTech Summit’ will be an important milestone not only for the Salinas Valley, but also the global ag-tech industry. We believe our tremendous strengths in agriculture and close proximity to Silicon Valley uniquely position our region as a hotbed for this industry.”

Continue reading article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2015/04/01/forbes-media-announces-key-speakers-to-first-ever-forbes-reinventing-america-the-agtech-summit/

More information here: http://www.forbesconferences.com/event/2015-forbes-reinventing-america-the-agtech-summit/#overview

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