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.
With an $8 billion agricultural industry and 52+ startups in the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, Salinas is at the forefront of agriculture innovation. The City of Salinas has released a new infographic showcasing the impact of its agriculture industry and how local agtech developments are defining the future of farming.Read More
As agtech becomes more sophisticated and demand for technologies increases, educators in Salinas are thinking ahead to the future workforce. Just 60 miles south of the Silicon Valley, students in Salinas are developing skills in coding, engineering and science through a variety of programs. Through this education, students will be eligible for future job...Read More
As the global population increases and climate change continues to impact agriculture, global food systems are facing new challenges and obstacles each year. Salinas – one of the leading agricultural centers of the world – is addressing these new challenges head-on with agtech innovation. Below are just a few food topics circulating the news...Read More