Here’s a good initiative for new agriculture ventures, albeit in the Sacramento region of California.
AgStart, a nonprofit based in Woodland, CA, has announced a public-private collaboration to fund a shared-use innovation incubator supporting innovators and startup companies in agriculture, food and health. When complete, the $1.3 million Lab@AgStart will feature a fully equipped shared-lab and kitchen space as well as a co-working office space. Examples of innovations that the Lab@AgStart could support include environmentally friendly biocontrol products for agriculture, new drought-resistant crops, and new foods and food-as-medicine ingredients. The collaboration includes the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Yolo County, the city of Woodland, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and a number of private donors.