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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CPS Innovation Challenge - Applications due April 22, 2019

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 10, 2019 10:08 AM

CPS Innovation Challenge - total award funds available $500,000 On January 16, The Center for Produce Safety announced their first Innovation Challenge award. This program, currently termed GRABIT - (Grower's Risk Assessment Biomarkers Investigative Tool) is designed to bring tools to the supply...

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GUEST BLOG: Farms to Incubators Heads to SXSW

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 14, 2019 02:24 PM

By Amy Wu, Founder, From Farms to Incubator Documentary that spotlights agtech in Salinas Valley screens at premiere music, film and arts festival “From Farms to Incubators: Telling the stories of minority women entrepreneurs in the Salinas Valley and beyond” recently screened at SXSW, one of the...

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Grower Trial Network Heads to Yuma from Salinas

by elyons

Posted on February 26, 2019 03:08 PM

Western Growers’ Grower Trial Network has hit California and Arizona by storm! On February 19, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology held its second Grower Trail Network meeting, where 30 growers and agtech start-up companies gathered at the Center in Salinas to collaborate on the...

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Fall in Love with Our AgTech Startups this Valentine’s Day

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on February 13, 2019 03:22 PM

Have you ever thought about the role ag plays in Valentine’s Day? What about the technology farmers use to grow and harvest the perfect piece of produce? Or the delectable fruits and vegetables used to make the tastiest Valentine’s Day dinner? As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s no better time...

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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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