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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Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology Hosts its First Career Fair

by elyons

Posted on November 27, 2019 02:24 PM

At the request of the WGCIT startups that are actively hiring, the Center hosted its first Career Fair on November 26, 2019. Over a dozen current college students attended from schools including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State, Cabrillo College, Hartnell College, San Jose State, CSU Monterey...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the WGCIT!

by elyons

Posted on November 27, 2019 11:10 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology team and agtech startups! We want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their contributions and support in helping us solve agriculture’s most critical issues. We look forward to continuing these efforts...

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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...

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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...

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