Agricultural Technology (Ag Tech) is the use of technology in agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, and profitability. Agricultural technology can be products, services or applications derived from agriculture that improve various input/output processes and make food healthier and more organic.

Advances in agricultural science, agronomy, and agricultural engineering have led to applied developments in agricultural technology.

Technologies and applications include but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Drones
  • Satellite photography and sensors
  • Internet of Things (IoT) based sensor networks
  • Crop Efficiency
  • Phase tracking
  • Weather forecasting
  • Automated irrigation and soil sensors
  • Light and heat control
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotech
  • Hydroponics

Regional Ag Tech Companies & Organizations

Western Growers

Key Contacts

Michael Gomez, City of Salinas
(831) 758-7986

Richard Vaughn, County of Monterey
(831) 755-5390