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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. Early stage agtech companies can specialize in a variety of...

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AgTech leader Hartnell College recognized for minority student degrees

This December, Hartnell College will be recognized as one of the nation’s top community colleges in the U.S for degrees awarded to minority students. Of 1,400 community colleges in the U.S., Hartnell College had the ninth-highest percentage (89%) of minority student graduates, according to the “Top 100 Associate Degree Producers” report that will be featured...

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National Geographic Ranks Salinas as One of the Happiest Cities in the Nation

Salinas is one of the happiest cities in America, according to a ranking released this week by National Geographic. Salinas ranked alongside cities like Honolulu, Anchorage, Ann Arbor, Boulder and Austin. The report showed a concentration of “happy cities” along California’s Central Coast. National Geographic teamed up with Gallup social scientists and best-selling author Dan Buettner...

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Salinas Valley’s Ag Automation

The “future of farming” has already arrived in the Salinas Valley, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in August–thanks to automated farming practices that are changing the landscape of the ag industry. In her article “Ag-tech: The automated farm,” Chronicle reporter Tara Duggan discusses factors such as food safety that have driven the advancement of ag...

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Los Angeles Times: AgTech in the Salinas Valley brings new life (and hope) to California’s farms

Companies from Salinas and the surrounding region are using technology and robotic machines to tackle the labor shortage problem that faces the agriculture industry, the Los Angeles Times reported last week. Reporter Geoffrey Mohan explores how major growers in the Salinas area like Driscoll’s, Tanimura & Antle and Taylor Farms are developing high-tech machines that...

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Salinas featured in WIRED as home to “The Future of Farming”

Salinas, California is creating a global model for the integration of artificial intelligence and automation into the world of agriculture, WIRED reported yesterday. As American farms struggle with labor shortages, reporter Matt Simon describes how companies such as Taylor Farms and Hahn Family Wines are using sophisticated robots and sensors not only to make harvesting...

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Forbes Hosts Third AgTech Summit

Forbes Hosts Third AgTech Summit June 28-29, 2017, Salinas Valley Speakers include Janet Napolitano, President of University of California, Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media; Mike Teel, Owner & Chief Executive Officer of Raley’s; Bruce Taylor, Chairman & CEO of Taylor Farms; Neal Gutterson, Ph.D., Vice President, Research &...

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WIRED: “How Food-Bots Are Changing How We Eat”

In this video featuring Salinas-based technologies from Taylor Farms and Blue River Technology, WIRED explores how automation in agtech is changing farming, harvesting and food preparation.

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