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Western Growers Selects 13 Innovation Companies for First Harvest Automation Cohort

By Stephanie MetzingerWestern Growers May 19, 2021 — Irvine and Salinas, CA [Editor’s note: Many of these selected companies are associated with..

May 20, 2021

Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit promotes importance of workforce education

By Sean RoneyKing City Rustler April 27, 2021 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Agricultural workers harvest greens west of King City, clearing the fields of..

April 27, 2021

Western Growers Launches Global Harvest Automation Initiative

(Contributed) April 16, 2021 — Salinas and Irvine, CA Groundbreaking initiative aims to accelerate ag automation by 50 percent in 10 years Western..

April 16, 2021

Central Coast Chat: Former local reporter releasing book on women in ag tech

By Angelica CabralSalinas Californian March 25, 2021 — Salinas, CA Our guest this episode is Amy Wu, a former reporter for The Californian. While with us..

March 25, 2021

Five years after launching, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s startups are making an impact

(Source: WGA website) March 25, 2021 — Salinas, CA Five years ago, Western Growers launched its Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT), housed in..

March 25, 2021

The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit is March 18-19

(Contributed) March 3, 2021 — Salinas, CA The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 18-19, 2021 will once again deliver in-depth and..

March 3, 2021

Dennis Donohue: As AgTech Advances, Building a Talent Pipeline is the Next Big Step

By Dennis DonohueDirector, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT)Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat February 24, 2021 — Salinas, CA..

February 24, 2021

Autonomous Weeders Showing Promise in Lettuce Fields

(Source: AgNet West) February 16, 2021 — Salinas, CA Research evaluating the value of autonomous weeders is yielding positive results in Salinas Valley...

February 16, 2021

Product Update: Manage Quality Assurance with HeavyConnect

(Source: HeavyConnect blog) February 9, 2021 — Salinas, CA In 5 years of providing compliance solutions for the agriculture industry, one common request..

February 9, 2021

Searching for Women Leaders in Agtech: One Journalist’s Journey

By Amy Wu, FounderFarms to Incubators January 22, 2021 — Salinas, CA (Photo: Amy Wu, Founder & Chief Content Director of from Farms to Incubators, is..

January 22, 2021

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