Date: Feb 02, 2016

Western Growers will launch its first Tech Talk Series on Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. at its Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. The new program will introduce the Western Growers members and the general public to start-up companies working to develop innovative solutions to the biggest challenges facing agriculture. The series, which will also be live streamed, launches next week and continues monthly.

“With a global population expected to reach 9.3 billion within the next 30 years, it is up to us to bring entrepreneurs and farmers together to create technologies that will help dramatically increase food production,” said Tom Nassif, Western Growers president & CEO. “Through our Tech Talk Series, we are now bringing the community into this partnership, allowing them to connect with leaders in agtech to help advance our mission to bring the agriculture industry to the next level.”

Kicking off the series will be Inteligistics, a software company that aspires to improve the fresh produce industry’s cold chain. During the event, the Inteligistics team will speak about new technologies and their products, as well as answer questions and offer valuable feedback on entrepreneurship and agtech. 

The Tech Talk Series is offered at no cost. Please RSVP to Jennifer Krebs at to attend the February 9 event in-person, and to attend via webinar, register here. For more information about the Tech Talk Series or the WGCIT, contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205.

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Stephanie Metzinger
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