Though robotics are more and more visible in the fields and in the media, the labor shortage will need to be addressed by both industry and government if food production is to stay on course.
The Center for Innovation and Technology is being sponsored by Bayer CropSciences, Farm Credit, Monsanto, Prophet North America, Toro Micro-Irrigation, Taylor Farms and JV Smith Companies, and is still open for applications.
Technology veteran John Hartnett talks to AgFunderNews about why he got involved in ag, his firm's $100m agtech fund and establishing links between Silicon Valley and farmers in Salinas Valley.
"The entire initiative is really born out of our leadership in the agri community," Hank Giclas, senior vice president, strategic planning, science & technology at WGA recently told AgFunderNews.
AgFunderNews caught up with the Forbes reporter and co-organizer of the magazine's recent AgTech summit to discuss his highlights from the event.
AgFunderNews recently had the chance to attend the Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit in Salinas, CA from July 8-9. The summit brought together two of the most influential valleys in the world: Salinas and Silicon.
Idaho is the latest state to announce a new agtech event, among a slew of local, national and international events cropping up across the globe.
On June 16, 2015, Idaho will host its first-ever AgriTech summit featuring local agricultural and technology sector leaders.