Since opening its doors in December 2015, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) has taken significant steps to accelerate the development of agricultural technologies. The Center currently houses 58 agtech start-up companies, which are supported by 40 generous sponsors.

The Center welcomed more than 10 new startups in 2019 including the following:

Hank Giclas

California requires that employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to ALL employees by January 1, 2020, and Western Growers is now offering training to help businesses comply with the new law.

Under SB 1343, California employers with at least five employees (this includes seasonal and temporary employees) are required to provide sexual harassment training every two years:

Adriana Robles


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