Ag robotics conference tackles California’s water woes

  • 23.10.2022
  • Agri Pulse

Agriculture has planted a new seed in the Central Valley with the nation’s first robotics and automation conference dedicated to specialty crops.

The French non-profit organization GOFAR partnered with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), the Western Growers Association and the Fresno-Merced Future of Food (F3) Initiative to bring the global forum, FIRA USA, to the San Joaquin Valley this week.

They packed the agenda with panel discussions on the many challenges that growers hope automation and robotics will help to alleviate in California and other states. Lightning talks delved into the advanced imaging, data and engineering driving the latest startups and their products. The conference wraps up on Thursday with a full day of on-farm demonstrations from companies.