Western Growers’ leadership in expediting the development of agricultural technologies was widely recognized last week during the fifth annual Forbes AgTech Summit. In addition to sponsoring the summit, WG hosted a star-studded panel that discussed how technologies are being used to advance food safety, hosted the agtech startup Innovation Showcase and provided a keynote address that inspired a spirit of collaboration. 

Hank Giclas

Western Growers held an automation work session at its headquarters in Irvine, CA, yesterday to create a roadmap for accelerating the pace of automation in agriculture. During the event, nearly 30 growers, agtech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and leaders from technology companies collaborated on strategies and tactics to make the integration of automation more accessible to farms of all sizes and crops.

Hank Giclas

Technology isn’t only about drones and robots. The fresh produce industry is experiencing a high-tech revolution in the area of food safety, as well. While food safety-related news continues to grab headlines, farmers have made significant strides in food safety process improvements over the years. Now, new cutting-edge tools are emerging to bolster those efforts.

Hank Giclas


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