Always on the forefront of innovation, Domenico Winery will play host to a panel of professionals discussing the growing future of the agriculture tech industry.

Similar to tech, the local ag industry is on the up and up, but not without growing pains. Increasing concern over the quality of food and harmful pesticides have brought the discussion to the attention of the world. Napa Valley is currently facing its own agricultural challenges due to an excess of viticulture, wineries and development that’s starting to put more of an emphasis on “tourism than agriculture.”

On Oct. 6, The Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) will bring together a series of entrepreneurs and investors to discuss the future of sustainable techniques for agriculture, as well as how decisions today affects future food systems, public health and growing businesses. FERN is an independent news organization dedicated to covering under-reported topics related to food, agriculture and environmental health.

Included with tickets is a beer and wine reception, panel discussion and a special VIP dinner courtesy of Chef Tim Edmonds, which will include seasonal and organic products. The dinner will take place at Domenica Winery in San Carlos.

Featured panelists include Stephen DeBerry, of Bronze Investments; Anya Fernald, Belcampo Inc.; Sam Fromartz, FERN, Kat Taylor, Radicle Impact; Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek; Rob Trice, Better Food Ventures; Sarah Vared, MissionPoint Partners and ReFed; and Vishal Vasishth, Obvious Ventures. Proceeds from the event will benefit FERN’s food and agriculture tech reporting efforts.

Tickets are still available for purchase online.