What our Innovators are Reading Now

by elyons

Posted on November 30, 2018 11:30 AM

Agriculture Is Broken; AgTech Can Fix It  - Forbes, Erik Kobayashi-Solomon     An Irish agtech startup is helping beekeepers more effectively manage their hives  - Siobhán Dunphy     WaterBit Secures $11.4M Financing Led by NEA - Dana Marotto     WGCIT Startup AgTools selected to present at FRUIT...

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What Every Ag Leader Needs to Know about Blockchain

by elyons

Posted on November 14, 2018 02:00 PM

Western Growers hosted an invite-only workshop on Monday, November 12, entitled ‘What Every Ag Leader Needs to Know about Blockchain.’ Western Growers’ members were invited to the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas. The speakers included: Raja Ramachandran,...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on October 09, 2018 01:54 PM

Western Growers CIT‏ @wg_cit Dennis Donohue will lead a panel on #AgTech trends at @GrassInnovation - featuring several of the companies housed in the @wg_cit. #LasVegas Register Today! https://www.growinginnovations.com/attend/whyattend/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=carousel   Silicon...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on September 05, 2018 11:52 AM

Western Growers‏ @WesternGrowers  Calling all #agtech entrepreneurs & #startups! Applications for the 2018 AgSharks Competition are now open. You can earn $250,000 in investment capital to support the development & growth of your businesses. Apply at https://www.research.net/r/G6LRVXY   ...

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Welcome Designed Workfoce Solutions!

by elyons

Posted on September 05, 2018 10:43 AM

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology is proud to introduce a new Center sponsor, Designed Workforce Solutions (DWS), to the companies that make up the WGCIT community. Designed Workforce Solutions is an affiliate company of Masis Staffing Solutions, with a focus on customized...

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Western Growers CIT is an Exciting part of the Salinas City Center Boom

by elyons

Posted on August 03, 2018 12:11 PM

There have been many exciting updates around the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s location in the Taylor Building – right in the heart of Salinas City Center! First of all, we have fun, new neighbors on the first floor at 150 Main Street, Salinas. The retail level of the...

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WGCIT Innovators TracMap & Food Origins Collaborate in the Field

by elyons

Posted on July 20, 2018 11:32 AM

Innovators at the Western Growers CIT are working together in exciting new ways! Earlier this week, Food Origins and TracMap—two startups working out of the WGCIT—collaborated on a confidential project. Food Origins CEO Nathan Dorn needed to be able to have people drive a golf cart at a precise...

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Five Major Trends in AgTech

by elyons

Posted on July 20, 2018 08:24 AM

  Four Major Factors are Driving AgTech Adoption: Population Growth, Environmental Regulations, Changing Diets Internationally, & Declining Sensor Costs  AgTech Startups Raised $10.1 billion in 2017, a 29% increase from 2016  Venture Capitalist firms consider AgTech a ‘Horizontal’...

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GUEST BLOG: HarvestPort Ramps Up Input Buys for California Specialty Crop Farmers with a Focus on Bringing Savings to Farmers Now

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on July 17, 2018 10:52 AM

By Heidi Burns, Head of Revenue, HarvestPort HarvestPort (a WGA CIT member) has a new goal in 2018: to lower crop input costs for all farmers. You may know HarvestPort from their groundbreaking work as a shared economy platform, some have called them the “airbnb” of farming equipment. What you may...

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Exciting Updates from Western Growers CIT Innovators, Sponsors, and Leadership

by elyons

Posted on July 03, 2018 10:04 AM

  California Safe Soil, SWIIM, Soft Robotics, & Trace Genomics - The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018 SWIIM Completes Negotiations for Acquisition of Data Integrator OnFarm Systems   Software platform propels Concentric Power into Growth Mode  Concentric Power, Radicle...

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