CPS Innovation Challenge - Applications due April 22, 2019

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 10, 2019 10:08 AM

CPS Innovation Challenge - total award funds available $500,000 On January 16, The Center for Produce Safety announced their first Innovation Challenge award. This program, currently termed GRABIT - (Grower's Risk Assessment Biomarkers Investigative Tool) is designed to bring tools to the supply...

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WG Center for Innovation Hosts Panetta, Davis and Shope

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 28, 2018 04:03 PM

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) has kicked this year off with a bang, already having hosted numerous events that have educated legislators, growers, technologists and other stakeholders about the importance of agricultural technology. The Center, which has been...

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WGCIT Updates CA Legislative Staffers about AgTech Updates, Center Happenings

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on October 06, 2017 03:53 PM

Nearly 20 representatives from the California State Capitol visited the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) on October 4, 2017, to learn about the latest happenings in the Center and throughout the agtech industry. As part of the California Legislative Staff Education...

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WG Insider with Pete Aiello

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on September 22, 2017 10:44 AM

Pete Aiello, General Manager of Uesugi Farms, joined us for an invite-only discussion with our Western Growers CIT innovators. On September 13, Aiello spoke about Uesugi Farms, its interesting origin story, and the operation's approach to innovative technologies as a means of staying competitive....

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August WG Insider: Monterey Mushrooms

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on August 14, 2017 04:15 PM

Bruce Knobeloch, Director of Marketing and Product Development, at Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. presented at August’s WG Insider. Bruce talked about the changes he has observed in the industry, after he started as a produce buyer in the Midwest for Schnucks, all stemming from new technologies and...

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Sammy Duda, Duda Farm Fresh Foods: WG Insider for May

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on May 11, 2017 02:33 PM

Sammy Duda, Vice President of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, and Chairman of the Board for Western Growers, led May’s WG Insider with the residents of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology.  Duda Farm Fresh Foods is the newest sponsor of the Western Growers CIT. Duda has become one of...

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Bayer Crop Science’s Louis Holloway Speaks to WGCIT Startups During April WG Insider

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 21, 2017 02:15 PM

On April 18, Louis Holloway, regional manager at Bayer CropSciences, visited the WG Center for Innovation & Technology to speak with thirteen of the resident startups about innovating to meet consumer needs. Bayer Crop Science’s mission statement is “Science for a Better Life,” and they have...

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March WG Insider: Tim Borel, The Nunes Company

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 27, 2017 09:39 AM

Tom Nunes V (T5) was scheduled to speak to the WGCIT startups for the March WG Insider. At the last minute “T5” was called out of town by a large customer. Tim Borel, the Nunes Company’s production manager, was sent in his place. Borel has been with Blanco Farms and The Nunes Company for twenty...

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Salinas AgTech Meetup: Harnessing the Energy of the Future

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 27, 2017 09:31 AM

The March ‘Salinas AgTech Meetup’ took place at the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology. This time our focus turned to new energy technologies in agriculture. Focused on “Harnessing the Energy of the Future,” our featured speakers were Aric Saunders with Wexus Technologies, Aaron...

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Save the Date for March Resident-Only Programming

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on February 27, 2017 03:57 PM

Join us for three exceptional events in March -- an exclusive WG Insider with Tommy Nunes of The Nunes Company; Tech Talk with Plant Nutrition Technologies; and a Salinas AgTech Meetup.    WGCIT Resident Programming Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 10AM – WG Insider with Tom Nunes V of The Nunes Company....

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