Salinas, CA – June 5, 2019 – Forbes today announced that Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will headline the fifth-annual Forbes AgTech Summit from June 26-27, 2019. The event will convene the world’s biggest agricultural leaders, investors and entrepreneurs looking to find solutions for some of the world’s most critical food and agricultural challenges.
Other key speakers include Beth Ford, President & CEO, Land O’Lakes, Inc.; John Hartnett, Founder & CEO, SVG Partners and THRIVE AgTech; Tom Nassif, President & CEO, Western Growers Association; Ertharin Cousin, Former Ambassador to the UN World Food Programme & Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University and Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of Forbes.
Held on historic Main Street Salinas – where the Silicon and Salinas Valleys meet – the Summit will cultivate authentic conversations, foster lively debates and create rich networking opportunities. Attendees will hear from preeminent industry leaders who are disrupting the food and agricultural industries and finding new and innovative solutions to the growing challenges caused by the industry’s rapid transformation. In addition, participants will also have the opportunity to experience first-hand technology innovations that are revolutionizing the global agricultural ecosystem.