The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) officially boasts 43 start-up companies who are working to develop and enhance technological solutions to ag’s biggest issues. Most of the newest startups to the Center have come as a result of a $30,000 grant from Wells Fargo, awarded at the Forbes AgTech Summit in 2016. The grant enabled Western Growers to create scholarships for ten budding companies who were looking to advance their innovations by joining the WGCIT.

Stephanie Metzinger

Mark your calendars! The Forbes AgTech Summit is returning to Salinas on June 28- 29, 2017, where 600 of the smartest and most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture will come together to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. Held for the third straight year, the Summit fosters lively debate and generates rich networking opportunities while showcasing the latest innovations for farmers, investors and stakeholders of the global agricultural ecosystem.

Stephanie Metzinger


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