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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2019 AgTech Trends:’s Inside Scoop on Blockchain

  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...

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Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology Launches “Voices of the Valley”

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...

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Three Salinas Resources that Help AgTech Startups Thrive

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...

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