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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

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology launches ‘Voices of the Valleys’

(Source: WGA-CIT newsletter) Welcome to Voices of the Valleys, a new radio show that will be interviewing growers, entrepreneurs, educators, and technologists..

May 31, 2018

Applications Now Open for The Radicle Automation Challenge

(Contributed) April 12, 2018 — Irvine and Salinas, CA Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment..

April 12, 2018

Salinas Valley AgTech Summit Kicked Off AgTech Season

By Emily Lyons Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology April 3, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Colin Brown of TracMap, and Steven Romig..

April 3, 2018

More agtech startup news from Salinas agtech accelerator WGCIT

(Contributed) March 21, 2018 — Salinas, CA In addition to recent news that WGCIT resident startup BioLumic raises $5M Series A (3/20/18), here is..

March 21, 2018

WGCIT resident startup BioLumic raises $5M Series A

By Emma Cosgrove Agfunder News March 20, 2018 — Salinas, CA and New Zealand Raises $5m Series A to Commercialize UV-based Crop Enhancement Tech..

March 20, 2018

Western Growers’ AgTech Incubator Finds Solutions to Feed America’s Growing Population

By Stephanie Thara Metzinger Western Growers Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat March 13, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: College students returning to..

March 13, 2018

Resident agtech startups at Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology are making news

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat March 9, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Last week we published Boost Biomes Launches..

March 10, 2018

Boost Biomes Launches With $2.05M Seed Funding to Develop Microbiome-Based Products

(Contributed) February 27, 2018 — Salinas and San Francisco, CA Boost Biomes today announced the close of a $2.05M seed round — led by Nimble Ventures..

February 27, 2018

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