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Wednesday, April 10 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Agriculture GIS Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion

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This unique Agriculture GIS session focuses on GIS from an agribusiness perspective.  GIS staff from a variety of growers will each give short lightning talks about a specific use of GIS within their organization.  After the presentations, the presenters will form a panel to discuss GIS from their perspective and answer audience questions.

Patty Rueger – Wonderful Orchards
Emily Georgeson – Campbell Fresh, Bolthouse Farms
Doug O’Brien – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
Matt Brady – South Valley Farms
Mubarakat Shaibu - The Wonderful Company
Christina Ortiz – Sun World
Cassie Gallagher – Grimmway Farms
Thomas Williams – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
Farnaz Daneshpour
Andrew Sweet – Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards

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Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →


Thomas Williams

GIS Analyst, Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards

Andrew Sweet

Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards
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Patty Rueger

Sr. GIS Analyst, Wonderful Orchards
I have enjoyed a 30+ career in GIS within an agricultural setting. My goal has been to increase the spatial awareness of those I serve by creating engaging maps.
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Emily Georgeson

GIS Manager, Bolthouse Farms
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Doug O’Brien

GIS Director, Assemi Group, Maricopa Orchards

Matt Brady

South Valley Farms
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Mubarakat Shaibu

Remote Sensing Engineer, The Wonderful Company
In my current role, I use tools like imagery and GIS to execute solutions to complex agricultural problems involving large-scale datasets with the objective of increasing crop yield and optimizing crop inputs like water.
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Christina Ortiz Bynum

GIS Manager, Sun World International, LLC

Cassie Gallagher

GIS/AIMS Supervisor, Grimmway Farms

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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