Monday, November 13

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration & Guest Services

Check-in with Western Growers staff to collect your badge and Annual Meeting materials

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

Board Members, WG Members, and Invited Guests.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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Temple Grandin, PhD

Kickoff Keynote: Temple Grandin, PhD

Mary Temple Grandin is an American academic and animal behaviorist. She is a champion of the humane treatment of livestock, autism rights and inclusive neurodiversity by employing her gifted insights from her personal experience with autism and visual thinking. She will provide insight into how different ways of thinking can help solve problems that your industry may face.

Temple Grandin, PhD

American Academic and Animal Behaviorist

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Michael Shellenberger

PAC Luncheon

Michael Shellenberger, leading investigative journalist and Founder and President of Environmental Progress, will be joining the Western Growers Annual Meeting as a guest speaker at the annual PAC Luncheon.

Michael Shellenberger

Environmental Progress, Founder & President

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
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Seana Day

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Eric Morgan

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Kyle Cobb

Featured Session: What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Agriculture and Food?

What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on WG member operations and supply chains? How will AI improve and potentially accelerate automation and biological solutions, and are there over-hyped solutions that are unlikely to emerge? What impact will increased investment in AI in non-ag fields have on agriculture solutions?

Moderator 

Seana Day, Partner Culterra Capital

Panelists            

Kyle Cobb, Co-Founder at advanced.farm

Eric Morgan, Vice President of Environmental Science and Resources at Braga Fresh

Chase Schapansky, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of GUSS Automation

Thorsten Schwindt, Head of Commercial Operations Vegetable Seeds - Region Americas, Bayer Crop Science

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Party Under the Palms

This year’s Party with the Partners is all about the “Aloha Spirit” as we celebrate Western Growers’ loyal members and industry partners. Under the beautiful backdrop of Kauai, this memorable event will be filled with delicious refreshments, live music, networking opportunities and new games and activities for all.

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