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    What You Should Know About Salinas’ Third Annual Forbes Agtech Summit

    For the third straight year, Salinas will play host to some of the brightest minds in the agtech industry for the 2017 Forbes Agtech Summit. The event will take place in downtown Salinas, California on June 28 and 29. Forbes calls the event “a fully immersive experience into the burgeoning world of agricultural technology,” featuring...

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    Salinas Farming Automation
    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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    Western Growers Center
    Western Growers Nurtures AgTech Startups in Salinas

    From droughts and worker shortages to food safety, the agriculture industry faces an increasing number of challenges on a daily basis. In Salinas, the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) is dedicated to solving these challenges and more, by supporting agtech entrepreneurs and facilitating relationships between the technology and agriculture worlds. Western Growers...

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    Salinas Farm with Windmill
    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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    Crop of Lettuce
    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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    Lettuce Field
    TechCrunch Covers Taylor Farms’ Major New Cleantech Initiative

    Salinas-based agriculture giant Taylor Farms and agtech startup Concentric Power are working together to shrink the environmental footprint associated with producing food.

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    Ripe Cherry Tomatoes on Vine
    This agtech startup brings harvesting data to your smartphone

    Through his startup agtech company, Food Origins, Salinas entrepreneur Nathan Dorn is bringing precision data to the specialty crops Americans eat every day.

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    Downtown Salinas California Salinas Recognized As One of the Nation’s Cleanest Cities

    Based on factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality and water quality, Salinas earned a top-10 ranking for the least polluted cities in America.

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    National Steinbeck Center, Salinas California
    The New York Times: “What to Find in Salinas Valley: Lush Fields, Good Wine and, Yes, Steinbeck”

    New York Times reporter takes an all-encompassing look at the beauty of Salinas’ landscape, culture and people.

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