YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY)- The Southwest Agricultural Summit kicked-off today, a three-day-long event geared towards showcasing the Desert Southwest’s largest economy.
Farmers come from all over the region to attend the summit, even from all the way in New Mexico.
Farmers say the 2020 AG Summit is very important for them to come together and share their knowledge on cutting-edge innovations in the industry.
More importantly, it gives farmers a chance to touch base on new ideas, since they don’t regularly have chances to see each other. One farmer also said it’s a great event to keep consumers informed.
“Thirteen years ago we started this ag summit to get everyone together the community to come out and have an opportunity for vendors to showcase all the new equipment and up-and-coming technologies," Said Corey Mellon, President of the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association.
"It’s a time for us to get together and celebrate agriculture in the desert.”
The summit lasts until Thursday at 4 p-m at Arizona Western College. The goal of this summit is to continue to make the region known for the produce that is grown here.