Rapid Expansion of Agriculture Technology Tenant Continues to Impress The Greater Sacramento Region with its Recent 4,300 SF Expansion

FAIRFIELD, CA- January 3, 2022. In April, 2021, Wiseman Commercial’s Woodland Corporate Center unveiled the most advanced technology incubator for agricultural products in California’s Central Valley, located at 1100 Main Street in Woodland, California. Developed for the AgTech Innovation Alliance, a non-profit incubator for agriculture, food, and health innovations, this brand-new facility has quickly become a thriving epicenter for agriculture technology. The specific program operating in the space is called AgStart.

The location offers its agricultural technology start-up and early-stage clients access to a wet lab, certified commercial food lab, and numerous private and shared office spaces. This immediate access to world-class equipment and a collaborative center has accelerated the concept-to-commercialization process while creating a dynamic, highly-desirable work environment for its users.

Beginning with a nearly 5,000 square foot lab, AgStart has now since increased its size to over 9,000 square feet with intentions to accommodate high client demand by leasing more of Woodland Corporate Center’s office spaces in the future. This rapid expansion is due in part to AgStart’s membership with UC Davis (DRIVE™) Network, which provides university-associated innovators and startups facilitated access to a network of business incubators.

In recent years, the prominence of UC Davis research in agriculture, food science, and human and animal health, and the strength of California’s Central Valley agricultural economy have generated an explosion of promising startup companies pioneering innovations to improve the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of our food system.

–John Selep, President, AgTech Innovation Alliance

By utilizing the UC DAVIS (DRIVE™) Network, AgStart has created a collaborative ecosystem of likeminded incubator groups, all interested in operating in the offered workspace, lab space, and equipment. The non-profit’s swift progression is additionally attributed to the company’s growing sponsorship list, including Wiseman Commercial.

AgStart is highly beneficial to early-stage companies advancing the future of agriculture technology. Wiseman Commercial believes AgStart to be a strong champion of health and food safety and is pleased to collaborate with them as one of their key sponsors.

–Brian Wills, Chief Operating Officer, Wiseman Commercial

Wiseman Commercial will continue to develop and lease portions of Woodland Corporate Center to AgStart and other agtech and life sciences companies, while ensuring the building’s Tenant mix remains Class A and complementary. Wiseman Commercial is working with the AgTech Innovation Alliance to identify and secure funding opportunities for the ever-growing agtech innovation business community through private and public means.

Wiseman Commercial

Wiseman Commercial’s mission is to improve the commercial real estate experience for its tenants, investors, and community by providing innovative, full-service Development, Investment, Management, and Brokerage services, while embracing its Core Values. Founded in 1979, Wiseman Commercial develops, leases, and manages 12 of its own Class A office buildings in Napa and Solano Counties for professional tenants and investors.


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