Essential Elements for the Future of the San Joaquin Valley

Essential Elements

West Hills Community College District (WHCCD), in partnership with numerous agencies, continues its Essential Elements for the Future of the San Joaquin Valley, a premier public affairs series that gathers California’s public policy and private sector leaders to confront the crises and challenges in the Valley.

The intent of the series is to organize hands-on partnerships and create action steps for the future of the San Joaquin Valley while coping with climate change. Essential Elements will be held at Harris Ranch Inn and Conference Center. Each session will include guest speakers and panel discussions.



$5,000 Premier Sponsorship


  • Full color logo inclusion in policy series program
  • Complimentary physical space for exhibit display
  • Inclusion of company literature in attendee packet
  • Recognition at the welcome and dinner sessions

For further details please contact:

Dr. Stuart Van Horn

Shifting Ground

Adapting the San Joaquin Valley Economy to a Changing Climate


The San Joaquin Valley must comprehend, grab and advance accelerated change. Agribusiness – the leading SJV industry and historical adapters confronts ground shifting drastically. The weather, emerging technologies, regulatory realities, and more aware consumers. Logistics jobs are evolving, technology is digging a foothold, and energy may well energize employment. What are the region’s opportunities and challenges?


The objective is to gather agribusiness, technology, logistics executives, educators and nonprofits, elected and regulators to assess the SJV’s shifting ground and determine what can be done together now to recalibrate and grow the regional economy.


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Premier Session Sponsors

the Wonderful company
Harris Woolf Farms
Recurrent Energy
The Gualco Group
Westside Institute
California Community Colleges - Doing What Matters for jobs and the economy
Central Mother Lode Region Consortium
WHCCD Foundation

Request an Invitation



To register for this no-fee event, submit a request using this form or send an email to Kathy Finster at

An invitation will be forwarded to you.
Phone inquiries to 559.934.2141