The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) has kicked this year off with a bang, already having hosted numerous events that have educated legislators, growers, technologists and other stakeholders about the importance of agricultural technology. The Center, which has been open for a little over two years, is taking a new solutions-orientated approach in 2018 where it is advancing innovation by bringing agricultural technologies to farmers, in their backyard.

Hank Giclas

Join 650 of the world's leading agribusinesses, investors and technology entrepreneurs this March 20-21 at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco. The event will feature the biggest names in genomics, soil health, remote sensing, robotics and AI—including Western Growers’ Hank Giclas—who will share their vision for the future of the industry, alongside a showcase of breakthrough agtech start-ups. 

Hank Giclas

Join us for our February Tech Talk where Tailwater Systems will discuss how their high-performance bioreactors can help remove nitrates and other contaminants from field drainage and drinking water wells. Tailwater Systems, one of 53 startups working out of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, designs, builds and operates these compact systems that can be placed anywhere—in a field, next to a greenhouse or near a lift station.

Hank Giclas

On February 27, the next generation of farmers will come together to have an in-depth discussion about the challenges currently faced on the farm and the possibilities of the agricultural technology. The “Power Breakfast: AgTech - View from the Farm” event features a panel of future farming leaders in the Arizona region who will share insight on how agriculture and technology are coming together.

The panelists include the following:

Hank Giclas

Pages

Ag Tech

Join Western Growers

Western Growers members care deeply for the food they grow, the land they sustain, the people they employ, and the community in which they live.