The Entrepreneurship Forum is a series of talks, held once each semester, on subjects related to the practice of entrepreneurship. The forums are held jointly by the CSU Monterey Bay School of Business, the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development, and the CSU Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center. They are open to students, faculty, and members of the community at no charge.
The forums provide an opportunity for students and aspiring entrepreneurs to hear from professional and experience people from the field, and learn from their stories. In addition to a short talk by each panel member, there is ample opportunity for audience members to ask questions of the panel.
Business In A Changing Environment: Challenges And Opportunities From Air Resource Board Rules
2013 Fall Entrepreneurship Forum
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4-6:30 pm at the University Center Ballroom
In December 2008, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the Truck and Bus regulation to substantially reduce particulate matter, or PM, and oxides of nitrogen emissions from existing diesel vehicles operating in California. CARB regulations include over-the-road (OTR) vehicles (trucks) as well as on-farm, off-road vehicles and diesel engines. Diesel engines are used in agriculture primarily for pumping irrigation water.
These requirements will force many growers to update and upgrade their equipment sooner than normal, adding significantly to their costs and debt burdens. The regulations may affect smaller growers and cattlemen disproportionately.
This Forum and Panel Discussion will discuss the impending changes and their impacts along with enforcement issues, and explore the challenges they pose to ag businesses. The panel will also discuss programs that exist to assist affected businesses, and opportunities for new technologies, new businesses, and new careers emerging from these changing rules.