Wednesday event in Merced County will explore technology’s role in farming

A gathering at Hilmar Cheese in Merced County next week will highlight how technology, such as drones and social media, plays a big part these days in farming.

AgTech Insight, based in Salinas, is putting on the technology summit with several partners from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center, 9001 N. Lander Ave., Hilmar

The event will start with beer, wine and light refreshments. Speakers will then talk about irrigation, marketing, dairy management and other areas where technology can be used.

Advance registration is required. More information is at, or contact James Hunt at 703-508-7936 or