Technology group puts new focus on Sacramento agriculture

Published: Monday, Jun. 17, 2013 - 11:10 am

The Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance on June 25 will formally launch AgStart, a program that aims to accelerate growth of companies developing innovative sustainable agricultural technologies.

"Currently, there is a huge and growing need for agricultural technology to increase productivity and yield, improve cost effectiveness and enhance the efficient use of resources such as water, energy and land," said Meg Arnold SARTA's CEO.

AgStart plans to make seed grants to companies commercializing agriculture tech innovations. AgStart was started with proceeds from a $1 million federal grant.

AgStart's launch event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 at Club Pheasant, 2525 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento. Ag technology startups, entrepreneurs, industry veterans, farmers, ranchers and others will in attendance.

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Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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