AgLaunch Welcomes 8 New Companies Addressing Sustainability to the 2022 Row Crop Challenge!
Teams will compete for a spot in the full AgLaunch365 Accelerator
AgLaunch is hosting 8 row crop agtech start-ups solving on-farm issues for the 2022 AgLaunch365 Row Crop Challenge. Up to five teams will be selected to move forward in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator that include on-farm trials with AgLaunch Farmer Network members.
During Row Crop Challenge week, teams will have the opportunity to learn from pitch experts, farmers, other entrepreneurs, investors, AgLaunch mentors, and business leaders. A committee consisting of AgLaunch farmers and investors will make the final decision about which teams will move forward in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator.
Selected teams will participate in a 12-week accelerator with opportunities to showcase at the Farm Journal Top Producer Summit in Nashville, TN and the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, TN. They will also be able to deploy on-farm trials with AgLaunch farmers. During these trials, AgLaunch Farmers work hand-in-hand with start-ups to trial, provide feedback, share data, and ultimately aid in the success of the company.
The eight teams in this years Row Crop Challenge include:
Benanova, Inc: Benanova, Inc. commercializes novel proprietary platform technology for next generation delivery systems of agricultural actives for economical, efficacious, and sustainable crop protection.
Bioverse Labs: Bioverse is a tech company delivering species identification to assist farmers and governments in monitoring insect populations in the field. Bioverse provides a low-cost subscription to a mobile app that can be integrated with IoT sensors designed to monitor population dynamics autonomously and help farmers to reduce crop loss risk, reduce the use of inputs, and manage biological control with precision.
EVOIA, Inc: EVOIA, Inc. is focused on bringing simple solutions inspired by nature to farmers. We bring the ecological benefits of fire to production agriculture in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to be an innovative leader in climate-smart agriculture resulting in a world where the growing population is sustained by profitable growers who use less resources.
Farmpost: Farmpost is an Ag marketplace making the connection between farm owners and farm employees. This service helps hire, track, and manage employment and farm services to make the farm operation more profitable and efficient.
Field Pocket: Field Pocket is a harvest solutions software that organizes, manages, and links ALL harvest paperwork in one easy to use platform. Simply upload photos of documents and the data will be transcribed and linked automatically. Create customizable reports, find lost loads, and know payment is received on ALL bushels.
LiveGro Bio: LiveGrow Bio is a microbial fermentation & formulation company capable of manufacturing microbes into agricultural biopesticides & biostimulants at COGS on par with chemical products & with shelf life of 2+ years at room temperature. Our patented LiveGrow™ technology is a game-changer for biological products commercialization and is the long awaited missing link between all effective spore forming and non-spore forming microorganisms and their successful utilization as highly profitable solutions in every crop market.
Sensegrass: Sensegrass is a Digital Agronomist platform for Soil management. We use a combination of AI-based recommendations and soil sensors to deliver real-time soil health analyses and targeted nutrient management. We help farmers and companies reduce chemical fertilizer use, increase crop yields, and grow more sustainably.
Sentinel Fertigation, Inc: Sentinel Fertigation leverages modern technology to empower precision fertigation through crop monitoring and nitrogen management solutions built especially for farmers who fertigate. Sentinel’s core product, the N-Time software platform, delivers image-based nitrogen application scheduling recommendations shown to increase yield per unit of nitrogen applied by 25% versus current farmer management. Ultimately, Sentinel’s technology helps farmers fertigate for the future through confident management, efficient operations, and sustainable profitability.
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About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 142 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; events; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non profit, public charity Farm Journal Foundation dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.