WG 2.0
The WGCIT Agtech Blog

Agtech innovators. WGCIT stories.

  • FoodBytes! AgVoice

Updates from CIT Innovators

Posted on July 26, 2017 13:51 PM by WGCIT


AgVoice won the FoodBytes! by Rabobank competition in New York City in June.  Of 160 startups that applied globally, AgVoice won the Judges' Choice Award. Read more about the FoodBytes! by Rabobank competition, and congratulations AgVoice!


SWIIM’s name is popping up in Ag Tech publications and media outlets around the country!  As SWIIM continues to deploy in California and Colorado, read more here about their technical staff building sensing equipment. SWIIM CEO Kevin France took a moment to personally thank Steve Forbes for the opportunity to be ranked as one of the top 25 most innovative ag-tech companies in 2017.  Mr. Forbes gave the keynote address at the Forbes Agtech Summit in Salinas, CA. 

Alta Energy

Alta Energy announced a partnership with Measure to Improve LLC.  Alta Energy will work with Measure to Improve to provide its clients with objective analysis and unbiased recommendations uniquely tailored to challenges faced by the fresh produce industry. “Our partnership with Alta Energy will enhance our efforts to help customers proactively address their energy consumption and costs,” said Nikki Rodoni, CEO and founder of Measure to Improve. “Built on respect, integrity and trust, the goal of this partnership is to help customers find cost savings and reduce environmental impacts along the way. With Alta Energy, we can take our customers to the next level of sustainability with new renewable energy sources.”

Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics debuted a new video illustrating the emerging field soft robotic technology and their unique gripper technology. Watch now to learn more about Soft Robotics Inc


iFoodDecisionSciences was selected as one of the “20 Most Promising Food & Beverages Technology Solution Providers of 2017” by CIO Review. CEO Diane Wetherington was quoted in the announcement, “With our Toolbox applications, employees spend fewer hours reviewing food safety reports for compliance and more time analyzing the results and trends, thereby enhancing product quality.”


Ruchit Garg, CEO of Harvesting, was invited to participate in the United Nations ITU conference on Artificial Intelligence for good in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more about the event on their company blog. Watch this great video of Ruchit Garg being interviewed by United Nations ITU to learn more about Harvesting and “AI for Good.”

Farm Dog

Farm Dog has completed the second stage of its integration with John Deere Operations Center. This milestone helps streamline growers' adoption of integrated pest management for their fields, which has been shown to drive down input costs, increase yields, and promote environmental sustainability.