May 2 screening and discussion of "Farms To Incubators" at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, formerly known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
A special section called "Seeds of Change: Cultivating the next generation" in USA Today features a series of profiles of women of color AgTech entrepreneurs!
"Farms to Incubators" is screening as part of the National Steinbeck Center and Maya Cinemas' "Women in Film Series," introducing the 2018 Steinbeck Festival (May 4-6), which will explore "The Women of Steinbeck's World.
From Farms to Incubators: The last of a three-part series of stories about minority women entrepreneurs in AgTech in the Salinas Valley and beyond. The series is sponsored by a grant by the International Center for Journalists. Part 3 focuses on efforts from the public and private sectors to develop a knowledge-based workforce, and a new generation of girls and young women considering a future in AgTech.
Read about the inaugural event and panel for Farms To Incubators
Miku Jha’s affinity for agriculture started with mango trees. Although raised in Mumbai, Jha came from four generations of farmers. As a little girl, she grew up surrounded by the family’s main staple – mangos. Jha, 39, said what she learned on the family farm was priceless.
“I was looking at daily challenges and how things could be improved,” said Jha. “I kind of always had this feeling that we can put technology into changing certain things, and (using it) to improve this whole ag ecosystem especially for small and medium commercial farms.”
— Excerpt from profile published Feb. 16, 2017