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Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology Celebrates Three-Year Milestone

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...

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International AgTech Companies Find New Home in Salinas

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...

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Innovative Women in Agtech Play Pivotal Role in Salinas Valley

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...

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D’Arrigo California Keeping it GREEN by Harvesting the Sun’s Power

D’Arrigo California has found that “growing green and going green” has numerous health, social and economic benefits. As the premier grower, packer and shipper of quality fruit and vegetables under the Andy Boy label the company takes pride in providing delicious and nutritious conventional and organic commodities year-round. The 3rd generation family farming company values...

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City of Salinas Releases New Infographic

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.

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From Robots to ‘Water Knives’ – Salinas Agriculture Companies Embracing AgTech

  Drones hovering above fields, blades of water cutting through lettuce and robots weeding with impressive accuracy are just a few innovations you might see on a trip to the great farms of the Salinas Valley. In total, the region boasts an $8 billion agriculture industry, so it is no surprise Salinas companies are at...

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Salinas Education Programs Shaping AgTech Innovators of Tomorrow

  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...

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Three Global Food Issues Salinas, CA is Working to Solve

  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...

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Salinas Recognized Among Global Cities for City Nation Place’s Place Brand of the Year

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2018 SALINAS, Calif. (October 19, 2018) – The City of Salinas has been chosen as one of this year’s finalists for City Nation Place’s Place Brand of the Year award. As a global organization dedicated to the advancement of place brand strategies, City Nation Place...

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