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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on November 20, 2019 10:43 AM

Western Growers @WesternGrowers & @seed2growth has awarded $2.5M in #seedfunding to 3 #agtech #startups during the annual AgSharks Competition. We plan to give another $250K today at #wgAM! Check out what #startups @HazelTechUSA @AgVoiceGlobal @AugeanRobotics have used their winnings for. https://twitter.com/i/status/1194313529525862400


S2G Ventures @seed2growth Turning waste into biodegradable polymers earns AgSharks win at @WesternGrowers  http://thepacker.com/article/turning-waste-biodegradable-polymers-earns-agsharks-win… via  @thepacker @mobiuspbc #venturecapital #foodwaste


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WG Contributes to Strengthening California-Dutch Relationship to Accelerate AgTech

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 08, 2019 02:59 PM

On November 7, 2019, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) played a major role during the California-Dutch Collaboration Opportunities for AgFoodTech Summit. Throughout the event, government officials, agricultural leaders, universities and other stakeholders came together to discuss how the Netherlands and California can further align on a global vision for agriculture. The goal of the collaboration is to accelerate AgriFoodTech innovations and solutions and bring them to market faster – which ultimately will create a more sustainable planet and encourage prosperous economies.

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Spook-tacular Fun with Fresh Produce Mascots

by elyons

Posted on October 28, 2019 09:47 AM

Halloween approaches this week, but here in Salinas, we don’t need an excuse to dress up! Many Western Growers members have mascots that entertain all year long. For example, the ‘Ag Against Hunger’ (AAH) Mascot Race at the California Rodeo is an annual spectacle that raises money for the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation AAH program.

During the event, costumed “fresh produce” mascots fill the track and fiercely race toward the finish line in a sprint combined with a special challenge. The fun-filled event is a fabulous opportunity to demonstrate the generosity and leadership of Monterey County-based farms. In addition to the California Rodeo, many of these costumed “fresh produce” heroes attend events throughout Central California all year long. 

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