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.
Salinas is the nation’s fresh food capital located in the backyard of Silicon Valley.
Salinas companies are using technology to solve the world’s most critical challenges in food production and sustainability.
Our local innovation center, incubator and accelerator programs are dedicated specifically to agtech companies.
Salinas is dedicated to educating our workforce and cultivating the high-tech, high-skilled farmers of the future.
Thanks to disruptive technologies like blockchain, AI and IoT, the food supply chain is today more intelligent than ever. And as industry leaders tap new, innovative concepts to solve challenges and improve practices in the agriculture industry, the Salinas Valley agtech ecosystem continues to grow and thrive. In 2018, we explored four tech trends...Read More
Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) recently launched a new podcast, “Voices of the Valley.” The podcast features key insight from leaders within the agriculture technology sector and explores the latest challenges and developments in agtech innovation. Recent episodes include interviews with two resident companies at WGCIT, Kevin France of SWIIM Systems and Patrick...Read More
The Salinas Valley agtech community boasts ample resources to help young entrepreneurs and aspiring industry leaders successfully turn a business idea into a reality. Salinas is among the agtech ecosystems nationwide that has experienced remarkable growth over the past decade. What’s more, a report by capital venture firm Finistere Ventures shows that $6.7 billion was...Read More