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Western Growers Center for Innovation and Tech Celebrates Three Years

By Patrick Cavanaugh Editor, California Ag Today October 9, 2018 — Salinas, CA WG Center Brings Technology to Ag The Western Growers Association’s..

October 9, 2018

Food Origins: Precision Ag Startup Puts Actionable Data into Hands of Growers

By Stephanie Metzinger Western Growers September 25, 2018 — Salinas, CA Precision yield data collection for hand-harvested crops to help farmers make..

September 25, 2018

Watch: Global partnership could bring more AG tech to Salinas Valley

By Josh Kristianto KION 5/46 September 4, 2018 — Salinas, CA Western Growers teaming up with New Zealand firm Watch KION broadcast here. It is a major..

September 4, 2018

More “Voices of the Valley” from WGCIT in Salinas

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 19, 2018 — Salinas, CA A few months ago (5/31/18), we published Western..

July 19, 2018

Ten Things You Don’t Know about the Western Growers CIT

(Source: Western Growers CIT) July 17, 2018 — Salinas, CA Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) brings agtech startups and..

July 17, 2018

Scenes from Forbes AgTech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (All photos by Jan Janes Media) Here are some scenes from the Forbes AgTech..

July 2, 2018

Q&A: Augean Robotics wins THRIVE Innovation Award at Forbes Agtech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Augean Robotics CEO Charlie Anderson, second from left, completed..

July 2, 2018

Ganaz, GroGuru Wins $500,000 in Seed Funding to Develop Automation to Help Relieve Ag Labor Woes

(Contributed) June 27, 2018 — Salinas, CA Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth..

June 27, 2018

Speaker lineup announced for 4th annual Forbes AgTech Summit

(Contributed) June 12, 2018 — Salinas, CA Speakers include The Honorable Stephen Censky, US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; Steve Forbes, Chairman &..

June 12, 2018

Four Tech Startups Chosen to Compete for $250K in Inaugural Ag Automation Competition

(Contributed) June 7, 2018 — Salinas and Irvine, CA Western Growers and Radicle Growth have selected the four finalists who will be competing in the..

June 7, 2018

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