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*WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: Agricultural innovation and business

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
An engineer and an economist will be guests on this week’s free webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield.  
Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will be joined by engineer and inventor Brian Kolodji, president of Kolodji Corp. and Black Swan, LLC. Kolodji will give details on how his company’s patented technology can economically capture carbon and improve crop production with less water.  
Kolodji will also provide a preview of two crop carbon dioxide enrichment events to be held this week. Thursday will be a lecture at CSUB at 5:30 p.m. with world-renowned expert, Dr. Bruce Kimball. Friday will be a demonstration and lecture at the University of California Cooperative Extension Kern County, 1031 Mt. Vernon Ave. at 8 a.m. 
Bearden will also be joined by Dr. Aaron Hegde, chairman of the Economics Department at CSUB and co-director of the university’s Grimm Family Center for Agricultural Business. Dr. Hegde will discuss the Grimm Family Center’s planned events and programs, opportunities for student field experience and research, and the use of emerging technologies. 
The webinar will begin with an update from Bearden on weather-related disaster assistance for businesses from local, state, and federal governments, the economy, and capital resources programs. 
Questions from attendees will be taken.  
This marks the 275th episode of the free weekly “Webinar Wednesday” business series that provides news and information helpful to employers and business owners. 
The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!  
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.