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WG Members Educate Canadian Agtech Startups about Water, Labor Issues in the West

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 03, 2022 01:31 PM

Today, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGICT) connected specialty crop farmers in California with agtech start-up companies from Canada to strengthen the development of agricultural technologies globally. The virtual event was hosted by Western Growers (WG), in partnership with THRIVE/S2G Ventures, as part of the Government of Canada’s sponsorship of the WGCIT.

“In addition to creating innovative initiatives to accelerate the development of agtech, Western Growers serves as connector,” said WGCIT Director Dennis Donohue, who was moderator of the event.

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  • Barbara Cassens

New VofV Podcast Episode – To Advance Food Safety, Get Out of the Box

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 01, 2022 01:04 PM

Barbara Cassens has been a warrior in the fight to protect the health of the American people for the past forty years. In this episode, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration veteran shares several “out of the box” methods for advancing food safety, preventing outbreaks/contaminations and minimizing the exposure of risk to consumers. This includes ways to effectively use innovation and technology…because you can’t test your way toward a food safety solution!

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  • A.G. Kawamura

New VofV Podcast Episode – Dissecting the 21st Century Ag Renaissance

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on February 22, 2022 02:53 PM

Listen to a special two-part episode of Voices of Valley, where A.G. Kawamura covers everything from lessons learned from agriculture’s past to forging uncommon collaborations to solve world hunger. Kawamura is owner of Orange County Produce and former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

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