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  • Bruce Caldwell

New VofV Podcast Episode – The Next Wave of Agtech: Plant Probiotics

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 30, 2021 01:55 PM

Are you wondering what the next hot opportunity in agtech is? Ponder no further. It’s microbes (aka probiotics for plants).

Bruce Caldwell, chemical engineer extraordinaire and founder/CEO of 3Bar Biologics, has spent the last 15 years working on technology that delivers live, viable microbes to farmers. These supercharged microbes have the ability to continuously activate based on plant needs and improve field performance better than synthetic products.

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New VofV Podcast Episode – Dawn of the Drones: Spraying, Pollination and Imaging

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 23, 2021 03:23 PM

Why use multiple machines to achieve farm tasks like seeding, crop protection application and spot-spraying imaging when you can just use one? Drones offer a one-stop shop where farmers can achieve many tasks by using only one piece of technology.

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  • Tonya Antle

New VofV Podcast Episode – Organic Farming: Selling Health, Well-Being and Lifestyle

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 16, 2021 11:52 AM

Organic agriculture is more than just about eating healthy; it’s a lifestyle. Tonya Antle, Co-founder and EVP of the Organic Produce Network, was among the industry pioneers who helped build the organic industry from scratch.

In this new episode of Voices of the Valley, she shares how to create consumer confidence with burgeoning and unknown industries…because she did it with organic agriculture. She also reveals how to identify opportunities to expand, change the mindset of both consumers and farmers, and how to meet your triple bottom line (profit, people and the planet).

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