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Programs and Workshops

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SATIC provides workshops, guidance and resources to help researchers with clean and sustainable ag innovations and solutions translate their ideas and research into practical application.

Contact Niki Peterson, program manager, for additional information.

Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy

The Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy is open to researchers and early-stage companies working on clean and sustainable ag and food systems related research. Find out more >>

Agtech Seed Fund

The seed fund supports prototyping costs related to sustainable agricultural and food systems innovation and technology. The seed fund provides a critical funding resource to move innovations to the next stage of commercialization. Find out more >>


SATIC hosts workshops on different topics throughout the year. Upcoming workshops are posted under Events. Recent workshops include:

  • Opportunities in Sustainable AgTech: a forum to discuss innovation in sustainable agriculture, past successes and future opportunities. Panelists shared insights on moving forward concepts in agricultural innovation.
  • Imagine H20 Water Entrepreneurship: a panel forum that explores the unique challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the water sector; the importance of a business plan; and an awareness of available resources, including Imagine H2O’s Food and Agriculture Program. Find out more >

SARTA’s AgStart

AgStart is SARTA’s newest industry-cluster-focused program, promoting innovative sustainable agricultural technology and supporting companies that are bringing those products to market. AgStart leverages the Sacramento region’s vital, long-standing role in agriculture for California, the U.S. and the world. Find out more >>

AgStart PitchFest

Do you have the next innovation in ag technology? Will it revolutionize agriculture—whether production, processing, distribution, or other? Is it (or could it be) the foundation of a fast-growing business in the greater Sacramento region? The AgStart PitchFest is an opportunity for pitch your concept, be mentored to help refine your concept and compete to win the opportunity to present in front of stake holders in agriculture. Find out more >>

AgStart Showcase

The AgStart Showcase supports agricultural technology innovation in the 10-county region. Held in conjunction with the 7th annual CleanStart Showcase, the 2013 AgStart Showcase, held in October, featured agTech innovators and expert speakers. Find out more >>




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