Connect, leverage, grow.

Like a grapevine, The VINE is a connected community of innovators and resources.  There are clusters of resources around the region that sustainable agriculture and food innovators can leverage, including incubators, research labs, field testing facilities, mentors and industry experts, but finding them and making connections is not easy. The VINE will connect these resources and enable you to quickly identify and connect to the resources you need to accelerate your innovation.

Access Resources Throughout California

The VINE grew from within the University of California system and is thus deeply familiar with the many resources across California that are available for sustainable food and agriculture innovators to tap into. From the UC Cooperative Extension offices and field innovation hubs and labs servicing and advising our farmers and natural resource professionals in every California county, UC, CSU, community college incubators and programs, to private sector trade associations and accelerators, we are actively creating relationships with all of these resources to make it easier for you to connect. Explore a bit below to see the kinds of resources that may be of use to your innovation.

Meet The Operations & Advisory Team

Our leadership cares deeply about sustainable agriculture and food innovation. With agriculture, food and technology leaders from across the University of California, the Silicon Valley tech world and the AgTech Innovation Alliance, we are deeply committed and qualified to help grow agriculture and food innovation in California and turn that growth into global leadership in the space. Learn more about us and please connect.

Glenda Humiston

Glenda Humiston

Vice President, Agriculture & Natural Resources at University of California

Stephanie Griffin

Stephanie Griffin

Consultant - Strategy | Management | Analysis

Deema Tamimi

Deema Tamimi

CEO, Caneberry & Giving Garden

John Selep

John Selep

Head of AgStart

Gabe Youtsey

Gabe Youtsey

Chief Innovation Officer at University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

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