Western Growers’ Board of Directors are meeting in Sacramento this week to discuss a variety of topics affecting the agriculture industry. Tomorrow, Western Growers Chairman Larry Cox will gavel the meeting to order and committee meetings will follow. The Board will cover issues such as water, labor, food safety, agtech, legislative proposals, trade, and transportation issues. The full board will meet on Thursday to report on their respective discussions and to take up any items passed out of the committees.

Stephanie Metzinger

Five start-up companies have been added to the roster of agtech leaders working out of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT). These companies, in addition to the inaugural six residents in the WGCIT, will work both independently and collaboratively to create innovations that will help solve agriculture’s biggest challenges. They will also play an integral role in the development of several new programs and events hosted by the WGCIT, such as Tech Talks.

The five new WGCIT residents include the following:

Stephanie Metzinger

Learn how to enhance the Cold Chain process using innovative technologies and products during Western Growers’ first-ever Tech Talk on February 9. Hosted at the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, the event will teach participants how to improve operational efficiency through live pulp temperature visibility and product traceability. The workshop will be led by Inteligistics, one of the ten start-up companies currently working out of the Center. The Tech Talk Series, which is offered at no cost, launches next week and continues monthly.

Stephanie Metzinger

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