AgTech B-Connect BETA

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Technological innovation and prioritization of new scientific studies drive Salinas and Pajaro Valley (S&PV) agriculture’s ability to thrive, lead, and self-sustain. While there are many ideas, there’s not a mechanism in place for farmers or researchers to funnel, objectively review, and publicly test these ideas.

B-Connect Ag Innovation, powered by the Grower-Shipper Association, Monterey County Farm Bureau and the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation, is building a framework to draw in ideas that are reviewed with consistent, objective metrics. Your submission will be shared with members of the Farm Bureau, Grower-Shipper Association, Steinbeck Innovation Foundation, and partners at UCCE and USDA/NRCS and may be made public for use by farmers and other interested parties down the road (please share your opinion about the possibility of public dissemination as part of your submission).

Applicants are required to pay a modest fee of $150 (a tax-deductible contribution to the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation that helps cover management of the B-Connect database). Ag Innovation B-Connect does not endorse companies or products and submission of information to this website may not be interpreted or used as an endorsement.

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Ready to share your concept?

Click the “B-Connect Apply” button below to pay your fee via PayPal. Once the payment process is complete you will be redirected automatically to the B-Connect Application. Note that applications must be completed in one-sitting. We encourage applicants to download a PDF of the questions here so you can prepare your answer in advance of submitting them through the online form.

Please make sure you are ready to submit your application when you click this button, after you submit your fee via PayPal you will be immediately redirected to the submission form. Thanks!

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