August 18, 2022

Join Western Growers, 
Center for Produce Safety and Yuma Center 
of Excellence for Desert Agriculture for a

FOOD SAFETY
TECHNOLOGY EVENT!

For more information please contact
Dennis Donohue
Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology
c: 
(831) 594-4883   |   f: (831) 751-3580

1:00PM
Welcome
4:15PM
Panel: Food Safety Innovation
4:45PM
Closing
2:00PM
Keynote 

Sonia E. Salas 
Assistant Vice President 

Western Growers 
Food Safety, Science & Technology

Jeremy Vanderzyl 
Director Of Technical Services 

Duncan Family Farms, LLC

Sébastien Boyer 
Co-Founder 

FarmWise

Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli  
Executive Director

Center for Produce Safety

Channah M Rock 
Professor & Water Quality Specialist 

University of Arizona

Amy Tomlinson 
Director of Project Development
 
Concentric Power

Moderator

2:45PM
Networking Break
5:00PM
Reception/Showcase
Mingle with Western Growers’ International Food
Saftey Cohort of AgTech Innovators

Paul Brierly 
Executive Director
Yuma Center for Excellence for Desert Agriculture

With special introduction from

Food Safety from an Investment Standpoint

Ian LeMay
California Fresh Fruit Association 
More panelists to be announced. Check back for updates.
1:15PM
Central Valley Food Safety Commodity Overview
Panelists will include: 

995 N Reed Ave, 
Reedley, CA 93654

Strategic Partner with California Fresh Fruit Association

Garret Patricio 
Westside Produce

Erika Sosa 
Bowles Family Farms

Michael Ruiz
Booth Ranches

A Conersation with George Nikolich
Food Safety from an Investment Standpoint

Moderated By Harold McClarty
HMC Farms

Roger Isom 
Western Agricultural Processors Association

Bonnie Fernandez
Center for Produce Safety

Seana Day
Culterra Capital

3:00PM
Meet the Entrepreneurs 

Sonia E. Salas 
Assistant Vice President 

Western Growers 
Food Safety, Science & Technology

Jeremy Vanderzyl 
Director Of Technical Services 

Duncan Family Farms, LLC

Sébastien Boyer 
Co-Founder 

FarmWise

Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli  
Executive Director

Center for Produce Safety

Channah M Rock 
Professor & Water Quality Specialist 

University of Arizona

Amy Tomlinson 
Director of Project Development
 
Concentric Power

Moderator

Moderated by special guest

More panelists to be announced. Check back for updates.

Paul Brierley
Yuma Center for Excellence for Desert Agriculture

Javier Atencia 
Pathotrak

Dr. Michael Hogan 
PathogenDx

Jonathan Sierra 
Yarok

Marc Petitpas 
REVAM

Chip Starns 
REVAM

Rafael Davila 
Priority Sampling

Dr. Eyal Gerecht 
Terabat

Alex Athey 
En Solucion

Panelists will include: