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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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Four Tech Trends Salinas AgTech Startups are Getting Behind

  As the global population continues to increase, statistics show that growers will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 than what is currently being produced. That combined with the pressing effects of climate change and labor shortages means farmers and entrepreneurs are working hard to identify solutions for these problems through innovative, new...

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Wall Street Journal Features Driscoll’s Automated Berry Picker

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal featured Salinas Valley-based Driscoll’s and its automated berry picker, as part of a spotlight on the future of automated field harvesting. Highlighting the company’s work with robotics startups such as Agrobot and Harvest CROO, the story explains how Driscoll’s has invested in the development of robotic strawberry pickers...

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CNBC Features Bear Flag Robotics

CNBC recently produced a broadcast segment on Bear Flag Robotics, an autonomous tractor company with a presence in Salinas’ Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT). The story highlights Bear Flag Robotics’ race to get the first self-driving tractor on the commercial market before larger corporations do. Visual demonstrations showcase the impressive machines plowing...

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Western Growers Partners With Agritech New Zealand to Connect Global AgTech Markets

IRVINE, Calif., (August 30, 2018) — Western Growers (WG) has formalized a new strategic partnership with Agritech New Zealand to strengthen, share and accelerate the development of agricultural technologies, as well as help businesses in both countries access U.S. and New Zealand agriculture markets. “We are currently facing a myriad of issues that are severely impacting...

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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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