Salinas, California Where Farming
Meets The Future

The Epicenter of AgTech

Salinas, California — also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” — is quickly transforming into a global hub for agriculture technology.

From drones in the fields to robots packing lettuce, farms are getting smarter – and Salinas is ripe with opportunity for innovation and investment in agtech.

Why Salinas, CA?

Where Agriculture & Innovation Collide

Salinas is the nation’s fresh food capital located in the backyard of Silicon Valley.

Feeding the World with Smarter Farms

Salinas companies are using technology to solve the world’s most critical challenges in food production and sustainability.

Fertile Ground for Startups

Our local innovation center, incubator and accelerator programs are dedicated specifically to agtech companies.

From Pickers to Programmers

Salinas is dedicated to educating our workforce and cultivating the high-tech, high-skilled farmers of the future.

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Salinas Recognized Among Global Cities for City Nation Place’s Place Brand of the Year

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2018 SALINAS, Calif. (October 19, 2018) – The City of Salinas has been chosen as one of this year’s finalists for City Nation Place’s Place Brand of the Year award. As a global organization dedicated to the advancement of place brand strategies, City Nation Place...

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Four Tech Trends Salinas AgTech Startups are Getting Behind

  As the global population continues to increase, statistics show that growers will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 than what is currently being produced. That combined with the pressing effects of climate change and labor shortages means farmers and entrepreneurs are working hard to identify solutions for these problems through innovative, new...

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Wall Street Journal Features Driscoll’s Automated Berry Picker

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal featured Salinas Valley-based Driscoll’s and its automated berry picker, as part of a spotlight on the future of automated field harvesting. Highlighting the company’s work with robotics startups such as Agrobot and Harvest CROO, the story explains how Driscoll’s has invested in the development of robotic strawberry pickers...

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