Tomato Day at the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology!

by elyons

Posted on October 11, 2019 03:17 PM

Zach Bagley and Rob Neenan were invited to visit and speak with Center residents about challenges the tomato and food processing industries are currently facing. Zach Bagley is the managing director for the California Tomato Research Institute in Woodland, Calif. Rob Neenan is the president and CEO...

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WGCIT Update: AgTech Startup Successes

by elyons

Posted on September 25, 2019 02:57 PM

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology opened its doors in December 2015, with only 6 start-up companies. Today, the WGCIT houses 60 startups who are developing innovative solutions to solve agriculture’s most pressing issues. These companies are working on everything from robotics...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on August 27, 2019 03:47 PM

Zest Labs Inc. @Zest_Fresh Can the principles of #TotalQualityManagement and the teachings of #Deming and #Drucker be applied to the fresh food #supplychain? You bet! Here's how: https://bit.ly/30E0i3M   Trace Genomics  @tracegenomics Check out how Schweigert Family Farms uses Trace to uncover...

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Grower Trial Network Continues in Bakersfield

by elyons

Posted on July 17, 2019 08:58 AM

The latest Grower Trial Network (GTN) event took place on Monday, July 15, in Bakersfield. Kern Machinery hosted this wonderful event, where the agtech startups from the Center privately and individually pitched their technologies to a group of growers from the Bakersfield area. Production team...

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Looking for Employees or Interns? Post Job Openings on WG’s New Ag Job Board

by sthara Communications Manager, Western Growers

Posted on July 02, 2019 02:46 PM

All WG members and residents of WG’s Center for Innovation & Technology are welcome to post job or internship openings on the newly launched Ag Job Board: https://www.agjobboard.com/ Students and alumni from UC Davis, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State L.A., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Fresno State...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere - Forbes AgTech Summit 2019 Edition

by elyons

Posted on July 02, 2019 01:24 PM

FarmWise‏ @FarmWiseLabs  California, especially the Salinas Valley, is a prime location for startups working on agricultural production. Its low seasonality allows to test innovation on the field almost all year long http://bit.ly/2KMuXro  #AgTech #ForbesAgTech @kenrickcai   Ag&Natural...

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Exhibitors Announced for the Western Growers Innovation Showcase at 2019 Forbes AgTech Summit

by elyons

Posted on June 05, 2019 08:14 AM

The fifteen technology startups selected to exhibit in the Western Growers Innovation Showcase at this year’s Forbes AgTech Summit were just announced:   1. Pago 2. Novihum 3. SWIIM 4. Fieldin 5. Bear Flag Robotics 6. ApisProtect 7. iFood Decision Sciences 8. Tailwater Systems 9. Groguru 10....

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on June 04, 2019 10:16 AM

The Mixing Bowl‏ @Mixingbowlhub  Our Seana Day has released her AgTech Landscape 2019 analysis of over 1,600+ startups innovating on the farm and in the 'Messy Middle' of food https://buff.ly/2EUB8F4  @AgFunder @seanahull cc: @baconista @robtrice3 @MRoseAgFoodTech @betterfoodvc   Santa Cruz Tech...

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Latest Grower Trial Network in Santa Maria A Success

by elyons

Posted on May 24, 2019 02:55 PM

The latest Grower Trial Network event took place in Santa Maria, with sponsorship and support from Netafim; the evening program was organized by WGCIT Director Dennis Donohue. The Western Growers members that attended on the growers’ side: Mesa Vineyard, Laguna Farms, Cal Giant, Teixeira Ranch Inc...

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Four New Sponsors Help Accelerate Advancement of Agricultural Technologies

by elyons

Posted on May 22, 2019 04:06 PM

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology would like to thank our newest sponsors: AeroVironment, Bosch, Bonduelle, and Rava Ranches. AeroVironment is determined to increase yields by giving farmers the data analytics they need to grow. Bosch smart agriculture products help growers...

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