12:15 pmRegistration
12:30 pmOpening Remarks
Richard Rush, Ph.D.
President
CSU Channel Islands

Ruben Alarcón, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biology Program
CSU Channel Islands
12:50 pm Talk: Making New Agriculture
Ben Faber, Ph.D.
University of California Cooperative Extension
Ventura County
1:15 pmTalk: Soil-borne pests and pathogens
Oleg Daugovish, Ph.D.
University of California Cooperative Extension
Ventura County
2:05 pmTalk: Water challenges on the central coast
Michael Cahn, Ph.D.
University of California Cooperative Extension
Monterey County
2:50 pmBreak
3:00 pmTalk: Past successes and the future potential for insect based pest control systems
Mr. Brett Chandler
President & General Manager of Associates Insectary
3:50 pmTalk: Can Commercial Pollination Be More Sustainable?
Gordon Wardell, Ph.D.
Senior Bee Biologist for Paramount Farming Company
4:40 pmReception