GroGuru

GroGuru is revolutionizing soil and irrigation management for agriculture through a monitoring system, which allows for irrigation recommendations that has been scaled in vegetables and is expanding into row crops.

Location: Fresno, California
Site: www.groguru.com

AgriSync

Farmers today connect with their local, trusted agribusiness consultants for help adopting and implementing new technologies, practices, and biological advancements – a network of support resulting from our evolving agriculture industry. AgriSync simplifies communication between advisors and their farmer customers.

Location: Waukee, Iowa
Site: www.agrisync.com

WISRAN

WISRAN is an agtech company providing live farming with an action-based business and process intelligence and measuring time variations of farming activities. WISRAN is developing a software-as-a-service platform to increase agricultural operation efficiency, initially targeting improving worker productivity and agricultural machinery logistics.

Location: Milpitas, California
Site: webdev.wisran.com

Swinetech

Swinetech uses advanced algorithms and acoustic engineering to detect when a piglet is in distress by analyzing its squeals. In the moment of a crushing event, the SmartGuard® monitor communicates to the SmartGuard® wearable to tell the sow to stand up.

Location: New Sharon, Iowa
Site: swinetechnologies.com

Rantizo

Rantizo is solving spray drift by using a drone mounted electrosprayer.  The electrically charged spray will wrap around and completely coat the top and bottom of leaves.  This small payload can be delivered via drone, which will spot apply chemicals and fertilizers exactly where they are needed. This technology will significantly reduce spray drift and soil compaction.

Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Site: www.rantizo.com

Rabbit Tractors

Rabbit Tractors is building swarm-enabled, autonomous tractors that are approximately one-third the size and one-fourth the weight of normal tractors and spray rigs and capable of pulling implements as well as late-season spraying. The Rabbit Tractor solution involves the farmer actively managing the field operations of several small units from a similar dashboard as they currently manage when driving their current tractor but located on their laptop.

Location: Cedar Lake, Indiana
Site:  www.rabbittractors.com

Earth Sense

EarthSense is a robotics and machine-learning startup that is currently providing its TerraSentia robots to seed breeders and crop scientists to help them create better crop varieties faster by getting more accurate trait data from field trials. EarthSense products currently in development will help farmers directly – including robots designed for field scouting as well as robots that can perform tasks such as weed removal throughout the season.

Location: Champaign, Illinois
Site: www.earthsense.co

Stony Creek Colors

Stony Creek Colors

Stony Creek Colors is producing natural textile dyes from plant-based sources for the indigo and denim industry, Stony Creek Colors aims to produce 15,000 acres of indigo in the USA. This would replace 2.8% of synthetic indigo dye globally.

Location: Springfield, Tennessee
Site:  www.stonycreekcolors.com/

Secure Food Solutions

Secure Food Solutions

Secure Food Solutions, Inc., a food safety company, focuses on developing technologies for the detection of toxins, pathogens and other contaminants in the food supply worldwide.

Location: Martin, Tennessee
Site: www.secure-food-solutions.com

Skycision

Skycision

Skycision saves growers time scouting by rapidly identifying field stress through the analysis of aerial imagery. Data is provided to augment yield-impacting decisions. Skycision was developed by a team that met at Carnegie Mellon and has its first target customers in the vineyard industry in California.

Location: founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Site: www.skycision.com