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Now Hosting Private Family Tours Tours by appointment only CALL TO BOOK YOUR TOUR TODAY! Friday & Saturdays Learn about the history of agriculture in the Pajaro Valley * Drive a Tractor * Codiga Center & Museum * Hands on Learning Activities * Gift Shop * Small Animals All current COVID-19 guidelines followed www.aghistoryproject.org (831) 724-5898 2601 East Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076 HUGE SELECTION!! 1956 HWY 1, MOSS LANDING, CA 95039 Open Tuesday-Sunday Moss Landing 831-768-7557 www.potstopml.com TMD Creative, an interna- tional marketing and design firm, has been recognized by the Communicator Awards for its collaboration with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on a comprehensive COVID-19 campaign. With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communica- initial shelter-in-place order went into effect, the Monte- rey County Board of Supervi- sors found it needed a partner to help with communicating urgent COVID-19 messag- ing to the Central Coast community. TMD Creative, with a longstanding history of managing marketing and crisis communications for local government organiza- tions, was chosen to lead this public outreach campaign. "TMD Creative has been a vital partner with the County of Monterey in the devel- opment and placement of critical public health messaging to the commu- nity during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Nick Chiulos, Assistant County Administrative Officer. The overall goal was to deliver consistent behav- ioral messaging, debunk misinformation, and provide clarity on mask and glove usage, while reach- ing a wide audience. From billboards and posters to television PSAs and radio spots, TMD Creative developed a strategic plan utilizing different communication platforms and channels. As the COVID-19 pan- demic evolved, social marketing continued to play an important role in reaching marginalized populations dispropor- tionately affected by the virus. All marketing materials were designed in both English, Spanish and Indigenous languag- es, utilizing imagery that would resonate with a multicultural audience. A series of public service an- nouncements were filmed and televised, featuring international celebrities like Don Cheto, Eduardo Piolin, local influencers like restaurateur Chris Shake, congressman Jimmy Panetta, and former NFL players Ron Johnson and Chris Dalman. For more information, please visit tmdcreative. com. tions professionals. "In our almost 22 years of providing highly profes- sional marketing, com- munication and public relations services, this is some of the most important work our team has done. It is humbling to know that we are saving lives by providing a vast array of services to the County of Monterey," said Nicholas Pasculli, president and CEO. In March 2020, after the Communication is Everything in a Pandemic TMD Creative recognized by Communicator Awards for COVID-19 Campaign OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America recently announced a game-chang- ing collaboration in the acceleration of vertical farming. Together, the two leading entities will share intelligence and analysis fo- cused on maximizing plant outputs while minimizing environmental impact. The large-scale research program at OnePointOne's facility in San Jose includes to watering, to harvesting. Sakata's wide array of state-of-the-art genetics coupled with OnePoin- tOne's industry-leading, proprietary tech promises to drive further innovations and discovery. Dave Armstrong, Pres- ident/CEO of Sakata adds, "We are taking the Controlled Environment Agriculture arena very seriously. By working with OnePointOne on product research and develop- ment, we aim to push the segment's development in a real-world vertical production environment. Working together directly and fully sharing infor- mation enables both sides to capture data that might otherwise take years to generate." "Working with One- PointOne gives us the opportunity to test many of our varieties in a true vertical system and highly precise indoor environment. The performance data we'll collect will help us continue to refine our varieties and fine-tune our breeding pro- grams for the CEA space," said Tracy Lee, Sakata's Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Lead. "We are on a mission to unleash the power of plants to feed, fuel and heal the world," explains Sam Ber- tram, CEO and Co-Founder of OnePointOne. "As we launch Willo, the world's first personalized vertical farming experience, this Sakata partnership will help amplify our ability to bring an exciting list of cultivars to our members. Further- more, it will drive the innovations and advances needed to bring a more sus- tainable growth platform to the market at scale." a 25-foot vertical structure that uses LED lights to supplant the sun, a nutri- ent-rich mist to replace the soils, and a clean- room environment, akin to a computer lab, as the production field. OnePoin- tOne's system consists of advanced aeroponics and a fleet of robotic growers to perform most of the day-to-day production functions – from planting, OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America team up Partnership aims to accelerate quality and variety in vertical farming Ocean Mist Farms announces new CFO and Grower Relations Manager Provided photos of Louis Rakoczy, Chief Finance Officer and Kevin Healy, Grower Relations Manager Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and mar- keter of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announced in June that Louis Rakoczy joined the Ocean Mist Farms team as Chief Finance Officer and Kevin Healy was hired as Grower Relations Manager. As CFO, Rakoczy oversees the Accounting, Finance and Information Technology departments to include Risk Louis join our team in this key role," said Joe Pezzini, CEO and President of Ocean Mist Farms. "We look forward to the expe- rience Louis brings to this role and the impact he will make for the company." In his new role as Grower Relations Manager, Healy will be responsible for emerging and cultivat- ing relationships with the company's grower partner community. Management and Tax & Audit practices. Prior to joining Ocean Mist Farms, Rakoczy spent 25 years in finance and was previous- ly Sr. VP of Finance with Curation Foods / Landec Corp. Louis graduated with a degree in Math and Operations Research with a Specialization in Computing from the University of California, Los Angeles. "We are glad to have Prior to joining Ocean Mist Farms, Healy was VP of Operations for Sambrai- lo Packaging. Healy has been actively involved in agri-business for more than 25 years and earned his Master of Science degree in Agriculture, with a specialization in Crop Science from Cal Poly. "With Kevin's prior experience and years in the industry at hand, we know his impact as Grower Relations Manager will be instrumental to Ocean Mist Farms' future success," said Paul Scheid VP of Production of Ocean Mist Farms.

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