The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on August 30, 2021 08:54 AM

Rob Leclerc  @robleclerc Deere throws down the gauntlet. Love this billboard in NY with Deere & Bear Flag Robotics! @BFRobotics   Rob Leclerc  @robleclerc Deere saw $4b of additional market cap in the 12 days or so following the acquisition announcement. That’s 16x in about 12 days. Clearly the...

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Grower Trial Network Washington State Event

by elyons

Posted on July 09, 2021 11:12 AM

On July 8, the Western Grower Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) held our first Grower Trial Network (GTN) with the growers from the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. Eleven agtech startups from the WGCIT pitched their solutions to a panel of approximately ten farmers in the...

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WG Center for Innovation & Technology Celebrates “Re-Open” House

by elyons

Posted on July 01, 2021 02:43 PM

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) had an open house on June 16, 2021, to officially “reopen” the Center after a short hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event allowed for entrepreneurs to mingle with WGCIT sponsors and WG member farmers. Dennis Donohue, the...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on May 27, 2021 09:31 AM

Augean Robotics @AugeanRobotics Burro's Blueberry Season is picking up - each tote is about 5-7 minutes of walking time for one person meaning each trip in/out saves a grower $12-15 in wasted time while the crews harvest more/make more #goodburro #collaborativerobots #winwin     FarmWise @...

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Photography Opportunity for WGCIT AgTech Startups

by elyons

Posted on May 24, 2021 10:25 AM

Western Growers is sending out a professional photographer to take photos of the Center. We’d like to extend this opportunity to all of you to get professional photos taken of you and your team (or headshots) – at no cost! The photographer will be here from 1pm-3pm on Thursday, June 10. In addition...

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Western Growers Global Harvest Automation Initiative

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 14, 2021 10:26 AM

On February 11, Western Growers officially rolled out its Global Harvest Automation Initiative – a series of projects that aim to automating 50 percent of harvest throughout the specialty crop industry within 10 years. The global initiative is comprised of several key projects uniquely designed to...

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Western Growers Global Harvest Automation Initiative Gaining Traction

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 01, 2021 10:35 AM

On February 11, Western Growers officially rolled out its Global Harvest Automation Initiative (GHAI) – a series of projects that aim to automate 50 percent of harvest throughout the specialty crop industry within 10 years. Harvest labor remains one of the biggest challenges facing the world's...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on March 31, 2021 10:08 AM

Santa Cruz Tech Beat @SCTechBeat Five years after launching, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s startups are making an impact   @wg_cit @WesternGrowers #santacruztech #agtech #salinas https://www.santacruztechbeat.com/2021/03/25/five-years-after-launching-western-growers-...

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7th Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference Deemed Successful Collaboration

by elyons

Posted on February 23, 2021 12:25 PM

The virtual seventh Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) annual conference proved to be a successful, well-attended event for the statewide organization.. According to the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, "Fruit and veggie production in Colorado is a nearly...

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Grower Trial Network Continues with Bee Technology Virtual Event

by elyons

Posted on January 29, 2021 10:26 AM

On Thursday, January 28, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Grower Trial Network met virtually to discuss bee pollination season in the West. ApisProtect and The Bee Corp, both Center residents, introduced their bee hive technologies to several growers with crops...

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