Farming is changing rapidly. We all know the role of data, conservation, direct-to-end user markets, and traceability are the future, but farmers are often left figuring it out on their own. The AgLaunch Farmer Network connects farmers with startup companies and specialty crop opportunities to beta test ideas, offer feedback, and ultimately increase farm efficiencies and earning power.
The AgLaunch Farmer Network members collaborate with entrepreneurs to test innovative pre-commercial technologies and specialty crops on their farms. Connections forged through the network are creating more opportunities for farmers to engage with novel investment models, data monetization, and new production practices.
The AgLaunch Farmer Network is a leadership network of entrepreneurial farmers administered by AgLaunch.
Through field trials, farmers have access to the most innovative and cutting-edge technology in the world.
AgLaunch is collaborating with Ag Ventures Alliance to launch an external fund, managed in part by farmers. The fund will be structured as a Rural Business Investment Company, and it is anticipated that the Limited Partners of the fund will all be banks within the Farm Credit system.
The Data Commons will speed the time to market and increase likelihood of success for early stage agricultural startups, by giving them access to aggregated data from across multiple farmers that are part of AgLaunch Farmer Network.