2020 Reflection, Moving AgTech Forward in 2021

by elyons

Posted on December 29, 2020 10:50 AM

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology is continuing our mission of solving agriculture’s most pressing issues. Farmers are feeding more people, with less resources, through a global pandemic. Agriculture is an essential industry, so the Center is open for business through this...

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WG Tech Center Connects 50 Students to Amazon, AgTech Startups

by elyons

Posted on December 22, 2020 10:29 AM

Last week, 50 university students attended Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s annual “Home for the Holidays” agtech event to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in agriculture. The event featured a “virtual meet and greet” with Elizabeth...

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'Innovating in Challenging Times' Webinar Series Concludes

by elyons

Posted on October 06, 2020 02:31 PM

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 featured entrepreneurs from different...

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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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