On January 26, 2022, the AgTechX Ed Summit at Imperial Valley College brought together 70 farmers and educators throughout the Imperial Valley and technology companies across the globe to solve one issue: how to cultivate an agricultural workforce equipped with the skills needed to navigate new on-farm technology.

The half-day event featured a series of panel discussions, where the speakers identified several solutions to get more qualified students into agricultural jobs:

Stephanie Metzinger

Western Growers (WG) has launched HarvestWiki to help specialty crop growers share information about growing operations, allowing agtech startups to have as much crop-specific information as possible when they design and develop agtech solutions for growers. HarvestWiki—which is focused on fruits, vegetables and nuts—can be found at https://harvest.wginnovation.com/

Walt Duflock


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