Western Growers Global Harvest Automation Initiative

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 14, 2021 10:26 AM

On February 11, Western Growers officially rolled out its Global Harvest Automation Initiative – a series of projects that aim to automating 50 percent of harvest throughout the specialty crop industry within 10 years. The global initiative is comprised of several key projects uniquely designed to...

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Western Growers Global Harvest Automation Initiative Gaining Traction

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 01, 2021 10:35 AM

On February 11, Western Growers officially rolled out its Global Harvest Automation Initiative (GHAI) – a series of projects that aim to automate 50 percent of harvest throughout the specialty crop industry within 10 years. Harvest labor remains one of the biggest challenges facing the world's...

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The Latest from the Twittersphere

by elyons

Posted on March 31, 2021 10:08 AM

Santa Cruz Tech Beat @SCTechBeat Five years after launching, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s startups are making an impact   @wg_cit @WesternGrowers #santacruztech #agtech #salinas https://www.santacruztechbeat.com/2021/03/25/five-years-after-launching-western-growers-...

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7th Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference Deemed Successful Collaboration

by elyons

Posted on February 23, 2021 12:25 PM

The virtual seventh Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) annual conference proved to be a successful, well-attended event for the statewide organization.. According to the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, "Fruit and veggie production in Colorado is a nearly...

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Grower Trial Network Continues with Bee Technology Virtual Event

by elyons

Posted on January 29, 2021 10:26 AM

On Thursday, January 28, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Grower Trial Network met virtually to discuss bee pollination season in the West. ApisProtect and The Bee Corp, both Center residents, introduced their bee hive technologies to several growers with crops...

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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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