SARTA (Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance) is invigorating agriculture technology ventures through its new AgStart cluster program. Drawing on California's core tech and agriculture sectors, AgStart facilitates the research and development of ag tech companies and entrepreneurs. Said SARTA CEO Meg Arnold: "There is a huge, and growing, need for agriculture technology to increase productivity and yield, improve cost effectiveness, and enhance the efficient use of water, energy, and land. Sacramento ... is poised to deliver new technology that will dramatically change agriculture as we know it." Over the past few months, AgStart has already developed an initial map of ag tech companies in Sacramento, and it will represent the area at the Ag Innovation Showcase in Missouri next month, which is the world's largest ag tech showcase.
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