Exhibition: Highlighting Women Leaders in Ag and AgTech

by elyons

Posted on September 21, 2020 02:44 PM

This fall the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas hosts a special exhibition and film festival   This autumn, the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California, is hosting a special exhibition “From Farms to Incubators: Spotlighting Women Leaders in Food, Farming and AgTech.” The exhibition is...

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Investment Banking Veteran Adam Bergman Shares Capital Raising Insights with WGCIT Startups

by elyons

Posted on August 20, 2020 11:46 AM

On August 17, nearly 20 startups attended a virtual presentation with Adam Bergman, the managing director of EcoTech Capital, to learn about the current capital raising environment for agtech and foodtech companies. Adam, who is a sustainability executive leader with over 20 years’ investment...

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WGCIT Director Dennis Donohue Discusses AI, Automation During CASPA Symposium

by elyons

Posted on July 29, 2020 08:17 AM

On Saturday, July 25, Western Growers Center for Innovating & Technology Director Dennis Donohue participated in the Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association’s (CASPA) Summer Symposium. The event, which was held virtually, brought together a dynamic group of 250 individuals to...

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Innovating in Challenging Times Webinar Recordings Now Available

by elyons

Posted on July 06, 2020 11:39 AM

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) launched an Innovating in Challenging Times webinar series in April to demonstrate how technological development continues to advance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The weekly series features entrepreneurs from different...

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WG Tech Center Hosts First Virtual Grower Trial Network

by elyons

Posted on May 19, 2020 12:48 PM

In an effort to assist Western Growers members in their mission to continue putting food on tables across the country and the world, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) has enhanced its innovation program by revamping its ‘Grower Trial Network’ (GTN).   The GTN—which...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on April 08, 2020 09:36 AM

Full Harvest @FullHarvestTech   The #coronavirus pandemic is leading food waste to become a bigger issue as foodservice buyers suddenly stop receiving deliveries. As a result, farmers have no alternative but to turn fresh vegetables into mulch. https://politi.co/2Xc6rVR @politico #covid19 #...

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Innovating in Challenging Times

by elyons

Posted on April 06, 2020 11:58 AM

While the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) is open and accessible to our agtech startups, many of us are currently working from home. Western Growers is working on behalf of its members to navigate a difficult time, as agriculture remains an essential industry. The...

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Register Now for the Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

by elyons

Posted on March 03, 2020 11:45 AM

The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit will be a window on innovation. This year's Summit is focused on "making ag-tech work for you." Western Growers and Hartnell College have developed a full program based on showing how technologies from around the globe can directly benefit our local growers.  March...

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Salinas Valley Energy Forum Attracts Record Audience

by elyons

Posted on January 30, 2020 11:06 AM

Energy along the 101 corridor in the Salinas Valley is a pain point for anyone involved with produce. With questionable power quality and potentially ten years of PG&E power shut-offs ahead of us, unreliable energy poses a major disruption to businesses. Fortunately, the energy industry as a...

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Harris Ranch II

by elyons

Posted on January 10, 2020 03:47 PM

The second annual WGCIT Harris Ranch event was held as the New Year got started, January 6-7, 2020.  This is an annual gathering that includes WG Future Leaders, local WG Board Members, the WGCIT’s Tech Advisory group, participants in the Field Harvest Automation Acceleration Initiative, and Center...

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