Planning & Preparation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Finistere Ventures and PitchBook Close Gap in Agtech Funding Data

“2018 Early-Stage Agtech Report,” provides new insight into global early stage financing activity and trends in leading agtech innovation geographies.

Farming the Future and Feeding the World

Silicon Valley Forum’s “Seeds of Our Future” Program Returns for a Third Year

Swift Navigation Case Study: Northstar Robotics

By coupling its cloud and open autonomy platforms to disrupt agriculture, Northstar Robotics is on track to solve farm labor shortages and reduce farm input costs.

Pouring Fuel on the Fire — on Product Market Fit

In agriculture, it’s common for new products to go through field trials. Trials are lengthy and are often run at the cost of the vendor who is looking to build a proof of concept for their product.

Smart Agriculture With The Advent Of IoT And Drones

Smart Farming is a capital-effective and hi-tech system of growing food cleanly and making it sustainable for people. It is an application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into agriculture.

More Accurately Forecasting Future Harvests Using Artificial Intelligence

Using Motorleaf’s artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms, the digital agronomist software can acquire data from indoor growing conditions. In turn, the algorithms learn growing patterns in the greenhouse, which then can predict the size of future harvests.

HerdDogg Secures $2.3M in Seed Funding to Improve Remote Health Monitoring of Livestock

The seed funding from several mid-western VC firms with deep experience in agricultural technologies, IoT, and big data technologies is an expert validation of HerdDogg’s technology and market potential.

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Planning & Preparation - Featured Stories

As Farmers Grow Drone Use, Privacy Issues Top List of Concerns

Survey of Farmers Highlights New Risks and Opportunities in Expanding Drone Market

As Farmers Grow Drone Use, Privacy Issues Top List of Concerns

Survey of Farmers Highlights New Risks and Opportunities in Expanding Drone Market

The Toro Company Launches Land. Water. Thrive. Initiative

Efforts seek to improve water use efficiency, enrich outdoor environments and drive sustainable agriculture in communities and among rural families in developing countries

Planning & Preparation - News Headlines

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Launches F2F Genetics NetworkTM

The farmer-driven network creates new, independent seed brand, a new model for seed development and distribution; Rooted in transparency, fairness and real world performance

SWIIM System Announces the Closing of its Initial Series B-1 Round; Strategic Partnership with Western Growers Also Extended

Proceeds will also be used to fund the recent acquisition of Fresno-based IoT technology company OnFarm Systems.

EROAD Fleet Management System Continues Expansion in North America and Announces Management Team Additions

EROAD fleet management system has recorded annual sales growth of 191% in North America. Adds new management team members to bolster future growth

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Platinum Tools - ezEX-RJ45 Termination & Test Kit
Platinum Tools - ezEX-RJ45 Termination & Test Kit

Platinum Tools - ezEX-RJ45 Termination & Test Kit

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OutBack Power

OutBack Power

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