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 WG Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas is turning three years old. Dennis Donahue, mayor of Salinas from 2006 to 2012 and currently the consulting director at the center, spoke to California Ag Today recently about the anniversary.
This center houses more than 50 ag-tech startup companies and is a hub for new developments in ag-tech with services ranging from infield robotics to renewable energy.
“The reality is you have to be making progress on all these things all the time,” Donahue said.
The agriculture industry as a whole is facing many problems, including water supply, labor supply, water quality, and crop protection. And that’s why it’s so crucial for these startups to keep coming up with these new innovative solutions.
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