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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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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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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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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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Realtor.com: 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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First Annual Young Innovators Challenge of Salinas

The first annual Young Innovators Challenge will take place March 31, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at CSUMB Salinas City Center. Middle and high school students are invited to a full day of inspiring presentations, competitions, and fun alongside industry leaders and advanced students.  

Young Innovators Flyer 2017
Forbes Agtech Summit in Salinas California
Salinas to Host Forbes AgTech Summit 2017

The Forbes AgTech Summit will return to Salinas for a third time on June 28-29, 2017, bringing together more than 500 industry experts and entrepreneurs to tackle some of agriculture’s most pressing challenges.

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PBS Reports on how California’s ‘Salad Bowl’ is Cultivating More Than Crops

Salinas startups are using innovation to expand the region’s adoption of technology and provide new opportunities for the local population.

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