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AgKnowledge gives local community leaders a
unique, hands-on experience to see the inner
working of the agriculture industry.

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Greater Vision

The Future of Labor: How Will the Agtech Revolution Impact Salinas Valley Employment and Community Life?

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More Produce in Schools

We work with local foodservice directors to help
find effective solutions to getting more fresh
produce in our schools.

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Grower Shipper Association Foundation

The people who have dedicated their lives to providing healthy and nutritious food to the world are a unique bunch. In an industry of ever-changing technology and sophistication, their word is still their bond. They are generous, and they sincerely care about the quality of their products and services.

Through this commitment to excellence and anchored in heartfelt charity and concern for others, Grower Shipper Association Foundation was formed in 2003.

What we do

The produce grown in our community touches the lives of virtually everyone living here as well as millions of people across the nation and throughout the world. The Grower Shipper Association Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides education and information on the agriculture industry as well as offering innovative programs to our community.

We believe better decisions and policies will come from a public and community leadership that is better informed as to issues faced by the ag industry combined with an understanding as to how the industry really works.

We share a deep commitment to our communities and want to give back to all who have been so supportive of our industry. We offer scholarships and leadership programs was well as on-going philanthropic activities to benefit our community.

What we've accomplished

Education is of primary importance to our mission; since agriculture is a complex and diverse industry, we realize that it must be deeply understood rather than casually presented. We are proud of what we have ... and know that we can achieve and will continue to accomplish even more in the future.

  • Conducted Eleven AgKnowledge Classes with 22 Fellows attending a comprehensive 9 month course [242 students to date]
  • Held Twelve Greater Vision Conference Forums attended by over 300 community leaders, students and actively involved residents
  • Placed 83 salad bars, in partnership with United Fresh Start Foundation, in local schools throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties and conducted training to food service personnel on the care and use of the salad bars.

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512 Pajaro Street • Salinas • CA 93901 • (831) 422-9007