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What is Cultiv8?

  • Tuesday, November 8th
    • 6:00 PM Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Wednesday, November 9th
    • 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
    • 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Conference

This is an opportunity for the leaders of the food and farming industries to dialogue about the future of feeding the world. This forum considers the converging forces impacting the direction of food and farming. Topics of conversation promise to be on the forefront of the issues the industry is facing today.

In both today’s local and global marketplace, a wide variety of forces are at play impacting how food is produced. Factors such as customers becoming actively engaged in how their food is grown and processed, coupled with demands from regulators, retailers, shareholders and the media, all contribute to how you operate your business.



To be successful in this multi-dimensional environment, business leaders need to have an understanding of the myriad of issues driving the future of food and their competitive position in world markets. This includes staying abreast of changes in technology, politics and government, market forces and business risk. It also means having insight into how best to take knowledge of these topics and keep a business on the cutting edge.


Cultiv8 seeks to provide a working insight into how these forces are interconnected and ultimately how they will affect the future of food production and your business.





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Space is Limited!

Member Rate: $850

Non-Member Rate: $1000

Hotel Accommodations

Forum Lineup

Leaps by Bayer: Doing More with Less 9:15 AM

PJ comes from a scientific background and has also experienced the frontlines of digital innovation. He has spent his entire career in the agriculture/food industry seeking scientific and technological developments that will have a major impact on the future of agriculture and our food supply – moving the focus of agriculture from simply producing more, to producing better.

Paimun "PJ" Amini
Sr. Director of Venture Investments Agriculture Bayer

Michael Boccadoro
President | West Coast Advisors 
Executive Director | Agricultural Energy Consumers Association

10:15 AM
Intelligent Infrastructure : How Will it Power Our Future

Mr. Boccadoro has worked extensively for more than thirty-nine years in public affairs and government relations. As Executive Director of the Agricultural Energy Consumers Association, Mr. Boccadoro is responsible for overseeing the association’s regulatory and legislative affairs before the Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, and the California state Legislature.


Mr. Boccadoro has been deeply engaged in California’s climate, energy, and environmental policy debates on behalf of the state’s agriculture industries. He has also been instrumental in the development of California’s distributed-renewable energy programs related to bioenergy. Mr. Boccadoro received his B.A. in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis.

Zach Mercurio Ph.D.

ZM Consulting

The Key Ingredient for Retaining Your Talent 1:00 PM

Zach Mercurio, Ph.D. is an organization and leadership development researcher, adjunct professor, strategist, and keynote speaker. He is the bestselling author of “The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose,” praised by Arianna Huffington as “a compelling book filled with powerful stories, cutting-edge research, and practical tools that show us how to lead with purpose.”


Zach earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO where he researches purpose, meaningful work, purposeful leadership, and organization development.

Creating New Synergy in Sustainability 2:00PM 

Nikki is a recognized and awarded leader, educator, and visionary in the produce industry and is most well-known for building successful sustainability programs that implement innovative solutions. Her professional career has always been about building synergy between the three crucial aspects of a successful agriculture business: People, Planet, and Profit. Often times, her work centers around supply-chain-wide collaboration and takes a systems approach to addressing problems. In 2019, Nikki was recognized in the Packer 25 Profiles in Leadership for the ag industry.

Nikki Cossio
Founder & CEO
Measure to Improve, LLC

Amy Wolfe
Principle and Owner
Mujeres Poderosas, LLC

Cultiv8 Facilitator

Amy has spent nearly twenty years in executive capacities, most recently as the Interim Executive Director of American Leadership Forum – Great Valley Chapter. Her career also includes tenure as President and CEO of AgSafe, Vice President of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, and Legislative Aide in the California State Assembly.


In her various capacities both professionally and philanthropically, Amy has guided year-on-year organizational growth with an emphasis on strategic and Board development, implemented good governance models, spearheaded multi-faceted fund development campaigns, and guided purposeful change.

Looking to get Involved?

  • 2 complementary CULTIV8 registrations.
  • Prominent company name/logo recognition on CULTIV8 materials.
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees during the welcome reception and dinner on November 8, 2022
  • Opportunity to include a promotional video during the forum’s opening on November 9, 2022
  • Opportunity to introduce a forum speaker during CULTIV8 on November 9, 2022
  • 2 exclusive e-blasts to AgSafe distribution list
  • Company name/logo on CULTIV8 promotional item of AgSafe’s choosing
  • Company name/logo in prominent location on the CULTIV8 webpage
  • Sponsor badge recognition for all company CULTIV8 attendees
  • 1 complementary CULTIV8 registrations.
  • Company name/logo recognition on CULTIV8 materials.
  • Opportunity to introduce a forum speaker during CULTIV8 on November 9, 2022
  • Recognition in e-blasts to AgSafe distribution list
  • Company name/logo on CULTIV8 promotional item of AgSafe’s choosing
  • Company name/logo in prominent location on the CULTIV8 webpage
  • Sponsor badge recognition for all company CULTIV8 attendees
  • Del Bosque Farms, INC

    Legacy Circle

  • Alta Vineyard, LP

    Partners in Safety

  • ICW Group

    Partners in Safety

  • Vino Farms

    Partners in Safety

  • Innovative Produce

    Legacy Circle

  • Bayer Crop Science

    Legacy Circle

  • ASP Farm Services

    Legacy Circle

  • AG Health Benefits Alliance

    Partners in Safety

  • Cortina Vineyard Management

    Partners in Safety

  • Lakeside Organic Gardens

    Partners in Safety

  • Ma Garcia Agri Labor, INC.

    Partners in Safety

  • Terranova Ranch

    Partners in Safety

  • The Wonderful Company

    Legacy Circle

  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance

  • Duncan Family Farms

  • The Morning Star Company

  • Walsh Vineyards Management

  • Silverado Farming Company, Inc.

  • Rios Farming Company, LLC

  • Ocean Mist Farms