Western Growers’ A.G. Kawamura and Dennis Donohue will join California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross for a discussion on the high-tech revolution in agriculture during “The Power of AgTech: Disruption on the Farm” Luncheon on May 22. Kawamura, former CDFA secretary, is owner of Orange County Produce and a member of WG Board of Directors, and Dennis Donohue, former Mayor of Salinas, serves as the lead of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology.

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During the March 27 Tech Talk, agtech start-up company UNIBEST International will share how it has been providing farmers and agribusinesses with soil monitoring products and data that are tailored to their own unique needs – whether that be to optimize crop management, understand environmental contamination or grow a healthier plant – for the past four years.

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The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) has kicked this year off with a bang, already having hosted numerous events that have educated legislators, growers, technologists and other stakeholders about the importance of agricultural technology. The Center, which has been open for a little over two years, is taking a new solutions-orientated approach in 2018 where it is advancing innovation by bringing agricultural technologies to farmers, in their backyard.

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