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Why The World's Salad Bowl Wants To Go High Tech

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The 160,000-person city, where the average age is only 28, is partnering with investors, agricultural companies, and universities in an attempt to lure startups and equip its own workforce with new skills. With coding camps, entrepreneurship trainings, and a new startup accelerator, its aim is to cultivate a farming tech cluster, just as many Internet startups exist in San Francisco Bay area and biotech startups in Boston. (They call it theSteinbeck Innovation Cluster, but if the great American author John Steinbeck were alive today, it’s hard to imagine him approving of his hometown’s buzzwordy-use of his name. Or the robots.)

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A farming tech cluster sounds like a fascinating idea. 

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