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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CNBC Features Salinas-based Companies in New Broadcast

CNBC recently featured local agtech startups and their work with large farming corporations in a broadcast segment titled “How robots are changing the farming industry.” Opening with Salinas Valley-based Driscoll’s – the world’s largest berry distributor in the world – the video highlights the company’s use of automated berry pickers and how the technology has helped...

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Salinas Ranks in Top 25 Most Desirable Places to Live

This just in – Salinas has ranked No. 22 on U.S. News & World Report’s 25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018. The ranking, which examines the quality of life, affordability and job opportunities, is based on a Google Consumer Survey of the most desired places to live out of the...

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THRIVE AgTech Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator THRIVE Agtech is now accepting applications for its fifth cohort. Ten startups will be selected to participate in the five-month accelerator, which kicks off Spring 2019 and culminates with THRIVE’s Demo Day held at the Forbes AgTech Summit in June 2019. THRIVE provides $100K funding per team, and the program covers...

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