Book Features Women Trailblazers in Agtech

Book Features Women Trailblazers in Agtech

Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich
News Reporter
It’s time for your Farm of the Future Report. I’m Tim Hammerich.

Agricultural technology is a flourishing industry, but the industry leadership is still quite male-dominated.

After covering stories of agtech as a journalist for several years, Amy Wu decided to write a book about the women trailblazers playing a leadership role in the budding industry.

Wu… “It started when I was a local reporter in the Salinas Valley back in 2016. I had come fresh from Fresno, where I was covering things in Parlier and Reedley and that area, but I was assigned to cover agriculture and local government in Salinas. And then, looked around - I didn't see a lot of women in leadership roles in ag. I didn't see a lot of women who look like myself. So I just started to ask around: do you know of any minority women entrepreneurs in ag tech?”

As she started asking these questions, she began to find some fascinating women doing great things in agriculture technology, including founders, engineers, scientists, and others. Wu made a documentary about some of these women, and now has a book available.

Wu… “I thought, why not collect these stories and have portraits of them? Now, the book is being released on April 20th. It's 24 plus profiles of women innovators and entrepreneurs in the agtech space. Most of them have some connection, like I said, with California agriculture.”

Order your copy of “Farms to Incubators wherever books are sold.

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