FOSTERING INNOVATION: Thrive Accelerator Prompting New Technologies

2015 April 1.

The Thrive Accelerator program, which was launched last July to foster innovation in the agricultural sector, reached a milestone in early March when 10 of the most innovative firms gave 20 minute presentations of their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Whittier Elementary School kids planting a garden.

Spring Arrives With New Lessons

2015 April 1.

Spring is here! Hopefully the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you are ready to plant your spring garden!

USING WEATHER DATA Technology Allows for Capture and Use of Vital Info

2015 March 4.

It is the era of “Big Data” and everyone is trying to harness available information to make better decisions in all facets of business.  Possibly nowhere does that make more sense than when dealing with the weather and agriculture.

Innovation & Sustainability Hallmarks of ‘Living Herbs’ Operation

2015 February 1.

Leo and Suzette Overgaag met at Hollandia Farms in Carpinteria where Leo worked at his father’s firm in the greenhouse flower business and Suzette first found employment as a teenager.

INDUSTRY INNOVATION: WG Takes Proactive Position in Technology Sector

2015 February 1.

In his January column in this magazine, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif told readers it is the association’s goal “to advance technology innovation in the fresh produce industry thereby improving our ability to produce more food in more efficient ways.”

State Senator Ben Allen

California State Senator Ben Allen represents District 26, which includes Santa Monica and the Westside of L.A. County

2015 February 1.

Ben Allen won in his first attempt for the California Legislature in November of 2014.  At 36, he is the second youngest senator in the state.