Western Growers has officially launched an interactive directory that acts as a marketplace for agtech startups. The Western Growers AgTech Innovation Directory allows users to identify, research and connect with start-up companies within the WG Center for Innovation & Technology (Center). These startups are specializing in everything from data management and mechanization to traceability and aerial imagery. 

Stephanie Metzinger

Western Growers (WG) formalized a new strategic partnership with FME to, together, solve ag food tech challenges by connecting members, advancing collaboration and boosting technical development and application, both in the United States and the Netherlands. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed and announced during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., on February 12, 2019.

Stephanie Metzinger

Five start-up companies will be pitching their cutting-edge agricultural technologies to a panel of farmers, venture capitalists and a live audience for a chance to win a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital during Western Growers AgSharks™ Competition on Tuesday, October 30. Each startup, who is inventing technology to solve agriculture’s most dire issues, will also be competing for exclusive access to farm acreage to pilot their innovations.

The following are the five start-up companies who have been selected to pitch during the 2018 AgSharks Competition:

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