Innovations in Agriculture

VIP engages agencies and universities in new research activities designed to advance horticulture, and agriculture.


Multiple initiatives in this area are developing across the state, including:

  • Sensors and irrigation
  • Urban and rural data research on food deserts
  • Collaboration and research to improve healthy food options in rural areas
  • SMART farming and agriculture
  • Future idea jams and events

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Innovations in Agriculture

Start Date: 2019

End Date: Ongoing

Type: VIP

The VITA Innovation Program (VIP)