In July, Wells Fargo awarded a $30,000 grant to the Western Growers Foundation to establish a scholarship fund for agtech startups. The application period for the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology® (WGCIT) Scholarship Program officially opened today.

This is arguably the first scholarship program of its kind in that it provides the winner with residence at one of the country’s premier agtech incubators designed to assist start-up companies who are developing agricultural technologies.

Stephanie Metzinger

Dennis Donohue, former mayor of Salinas, will work with Western Growers to further develop the Western Growers’ Center for Innovation & Technology® (WGCIT) into a premier agtech startup incubator. In this role, Donohue will drive agtech initiatives, bolster innovation programming, further facilitate relationships between start-up companies and growers and spearhead business development at the WGCIT in Salinas, Calif.

Stephanie Metzinger

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