New VofV Podcast Episode – How to Make Tech Adoption Go from Revolution to Evolution

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on January 18, 2022 12:00 PM

In a country like Brazil where extraordinarily-resistant pests run rampant on crops, how are agtech venture capitalists saving the day? By providing young economies and companies an opportunity to thrive. In the newest episode of Voices of the Valley, Francisco Jardim—founding founding partner at...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – When NASA and Farming Collide

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on January 11, 2022 11:51 AM

Explore the intersection of space tech and agtech in the newest episode of Voices of the Valley as Neill Callis—an aerospace engineer turned farmer—delves deep into the issues farmers are grappling with most (think, intense regulations and lack of water and labor) and what tech is on the horizon to...

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WGCIT Starts a “Welcome Wagon” to Onboard New Startups

by elyons

Posted on January 07, 2022 03:56 PM

New agtech startups joining the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology will now be invited to regular on-boarding meetings. Moderated by WGCIT Executive Director Dennis Donohue, these meetings will serve as an introduction to the Center, the Salinas Valley, WGCIT startup residents,...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on Changing the Farm Narrative

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on January 04, 2022 03:24 PM

In the latest episode of Voices of the Valley, Karen Ross (California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary) delves into the opportunities 2022 offers for the California farming industry – including meaningful ways to the change narrative of agriculture. She discusses how to create a...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – Intersection of Ag and Tech: Emerging Trends in 2022

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on December 28, 2021 08:47 AM

In the latest episode of Voices of the Valley, agtech investor and strategist Seana Day provides a deep analysis into what we can expect to see from the agtech ecosystem in 2022. Tracking 1,500+ agtech companies, Seana reveals what she sees as the top trends for the future year – such as a fintech/...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – Building Communities for Resuscitating Water Conservation

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on December 22, 2021 08:33 AM

What can you do when laws and regulations don’t reflect the current water situation? In the latest episode of Voices of the Valley, Groundwater Expert Elisa Blanco shares how communities and private businesses in Chile encouraged the government to invest in groundwater recharge and surface water...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – How to Become an Agtech Impact Rainmaker

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on December 14, 2021 02:13 PM

As Israel has long been known as an innovator in water usage, the country’s technologists have helped farmers achieve 30% more yield while using 60% less water. How? Ethy Levy, founder of Bridge Hub and Impact Innovation Israel, reveals that collaboration is the key in the newest episode of the...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – The Interplay Between Water, Tech and Regulation

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on December 07, 2021 12:30 PM

Speaking from the unique perspective of both a farmer and technologist, Domonic Rossini discusses the key elements for creating a formula that results in a more automated, efficient and sustainable farm in the newest episode of the Voices of the Valley podcast. Domonic, Netafim’s team leader of...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – The Next Wave of Agtech: Plant Probiotics

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 30, 2021 01:55 PM

Are you wondering what the next hot opportunity in agtech is? Ponder no further. It’s microbes (aka probiotics for plants). Bruce Caldwell, chemical engineer extraordinaire and founder/CEO of 3Bar Biologics, has spent the last 15 years working on technology that delivers live, viable microbes to...

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New VofV Podcast Episode – Dawn of the Drones: Spraying, Pollination and Imaging

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 23, 2021 03:23 PM

Why use multiple machines to achieve farm tasks like seeding, crop protection application and spot-spraying imaging when you can just use one? Drones offer a one-stop shop where farmers can achieve many tasks by using only one piece of technology. In this new episode of Voices of the Valley,...

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