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.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More