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.

Facts & Stats

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Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology Celebrates Three-Year Milestone

Salinas-based Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) this month celebrated its three-year anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, WGCIT leaders hosted an exclusive event that included a fireside chat surrounding the state of the agricultural industry, and the unveiling of the following new initiatives: Grower Trial Network: A select group of WG members that...

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International AgTech Companies Find New Home in Salinas

The reputation of Salinas and the WGCIT in agtech is drawing both domestic and international experts and entrepreneurs, leading to more innovations for agriculture in the “Salad Bowl of the World.” International companies establishing a presence in Salinas include Ireland-based agtech startup ApisProtect, which in fall 2018 announced plans to open its first U.S. office...

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Innovative Women in Agtech Play Pivotal Role in Salinas Valley

While agriculture and technology are two sectors that remain male dominated, especially at the decision-making level, the reality is that a need for talent and the demographics of the 21st century workforce are morphing into one that is diverse. And, there is indeed much opportunity right here in the Salinas Valley for the younger generation...

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