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.