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AgLaunch365 learn more


Application deadline: July 18, 2022

AgLaunch365 is a specialized program that supports farmer-selected agtech start-ups with business development training, potential equity investment and customer acquisition opportunities, and sophisticated on-farm trials.


Each year, separate cohorts of farmer-selected agtech start-ups focusing on row crops and livestock are chosen to participate in our 3 phase program: 

Phase I

Row Crop and Livestock Challenges: Participants receive support services to refine their startup’s value proposition and to prepare to pitch to Row Crop and Livestock farmers and agricultural investors through a virtual pitch competition. Winners of the challenge will be invited to participate in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator and Farm Trials.

The Row Crop and Livestock Challenge each focus on technologies that accelerate the adoption of sustainable production practices like regenerative soil health, water and nutrient management, labor and data management, improved efficiency in production, and traceability. 

As many as 10 companies will be selected to participate in each Challenge week held in Memphis, TN. Afterwards, teams will present their refined pitch to a panel of farmers and aligned investors to earn the opportunity to participate in the full AgLaunch365 Accelerator, a program designed to calibrate emerging technology with the needs of farmers.


Phase II

AgLaunch365 Accelerator: A panel of innovative farmers and investors choose up to six startups to participate in this phase beginning January 2023.

Startups will construct in-depth farm trial plans while fine-tuning their business model. Startups that are selected to participate in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator will work with the AgLaunch Farm and Entrepreneurship teams to design and implement farm trials with diverse members of the AgLaunch Farmer Network. Qualified startups are eligible for equity investment from AgLaunch investment partners, like Ag Ventures Alliance. In addition, teams accepted in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator will have access to media and data support through Farm Journal.


Phase III

Farm Trials: This phase is dedicated to implementing farm trial plans with the AgLaunch Farmer Network. Participating startups typically work directly with the AgLaunch Farm Team team and farmers for up to three iterations of their technology. During this time, the startup will have exclusive access to farmer input and feedback throughout the trial period.


Technologies of Interest

AgLaunch365 focuses on technologies that address farmer needs and accelerate solutions to critical issues within agriculture in a Row Crop Challenge and Livestock Challenge.

– AgLaunch and Farm Journal host the Row Crop Challenge as the entry point to the AgLaunch365 Accelerator. The focus will continue to be on technologies that accelerate the adoption of sustainable production practices like regenerative soil health, water and nutrient management, labor and data management, improved efficiency in production, and traceability.  

– The Livestock Challenge focuses on developing technologies that address key issues within livestock agriculture such as animal tracking and management, animal health, waste management and environmental sustainability.


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AgLaunch365 Timeline

Application Period

May 1, 2022 - July 18, 2022

Complete and submit your application: Apply here.

July 19, 2022 - Early August

Applications are screened by our partners and farmer network. The top applicants are selected for the first round of interviews and pitches.
Applicants Notified

Mid August

Applicants are notified of their application status, those selected will begin to prepare for their virtual pitch and interview.
Selection Process

Late August

Virtual Pitch/Interview meetings are held with the AgLaunch365 Selection Committee.
Challenge Winner Notified


Up to 10 teams for each segment, Row Crop and Livestock are invited to participate in an in-person Challenge Week in Memphis, TN
Challenge Week: Row Crop & Livestock

October 2022

Finalists from Pitch Weeks will move forward to Challenge Weeks, where they complete their final challenge to participate in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator and Farm Trials. Row Crop Challenge: October 3-7, 2022 in Memphis, TN Livestock Challenge: October 24-28, 2022 in Memphis, TN
AgLaunch365 Cohort Final Selection

Early November

Startups make their final pitch that incorporates their learnings from Challenge Week to the AgLaunch Selection Committee.
AgLaunch365 Winners notified and agreements signed

Mid-November through early December

- Up to 6 startups from each Challenge are selected to join the AgLaunch365 Accelerator and Farm Trials phase of the program. Participation and investment agreements are signed.
AgLaunch365 Accelerator Business Planning Workshops

Tentative January 16 - February 24, 2023

Farmer-selected startups participate in a hybrid program that combines virtual sessions with in-person events. Key In-Person events: - Mid-South Farm &+ Gin Show: February 24, 2023 - Top Producer Summit: TBD - On-farm Trials Spring - WinterFall 2023