LAS VEGAS, September 6, 2017 - Western Growers is partnering with S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) to launch AgSharks, a new initiative to identify and help fund key innovations in the fresh produce industry. The AgSharks showcase event, sponsored by S2G will premiere at Western Growers annual meeting in Las Vegas on Oct. 31. Successful entrants will compete for equity investments totaling up to $250,000 to support the development and growth of their businesses. The entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, including the AgSharks, who will decide on the spot whether and how much to invest. As in the “Shark Tank” TV show, the entrepreneurs must then accept the offer, negotiate or decline. “Western Growers has been leading the charge in accelerating the development of innovative solutions to help solve the ag industry’s most critical issues,” said Tom Nassif, the group’s CEO. “Our new partnership with S2G Ventures and the launch of AgSharks will ensure ag industry innovators are bringing solutions to our members faster.”