Startup utilizing artificial intelligence and computer vision for farming receives $15M in funding

James Carroll for Vision Systems Design: Prospera explains that its digital farming system aims to collect, digitize, and analyze vast amounts of farm data and optimize all aspects of production, from agronomy to labor management.

Three Questions For An AgTech Investor

Alex Knapp for Forbes: But what attracts investors to this sector? And what should AgTech startups know about talking to potential investors?

Bullish on ag tech, Alexandria creating R&D 'mega campus' in RTP

Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer: "There is no place for high-quality ag tech companies to move into plug-and-play, turnkey R&D facilities coupled with greenhouses,"

Ivy Tech Precision Ag Program prepares students with newest technologies in agriculture

Greensburg Daily News: The need for new agriculture training is great. Indiana is seeing an increase in the average age of its farm workers from 49 in 1950 to now approaching the age of 60.

Roomba Inventor Joe Jones on His New Weed-Killing Robot

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: Tertill is a solar-powered, weed-destroying, fully autonomous and completely self-contained robot designed for your garden.

Precision Farming Increases Crop Yields

Geoffrey Ling, Blake Bextine for Scientific American: Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste

'Near-zero-power' temperature sensor could make wearables, smart home devices less power-hungry

Liezel Labios for Tech Explore: This "near-zero-power" temperature sensor could extend the battery life of wearable or implantable devices that monitor body temperature, smart home monitoring systems, Internet of Things devices and environmental monitoring systems.

Rapid Change And Constant Disruption Demand A New Approach To Innovation

Roger Trapp for Forbes: Hyper-collaboration will not completely replace more traditional innovation, acknowledge the consultants. Nor should it be a regarded as a "mantra".

This quiet agricultural 'moonshot' could change the future of food

Jenna Gallegos for The Washington Post: So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming session.

The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups

Maggie McGrath and Chloe Sorvino for Forbes: "You only get 40 attempts at farming. From your 20s to your 60s, you get 40 seasons,"

Wells Fargo Awards $300,000 to THRIVE's AgTech Innovation Platform

Ten startups with technologies focused in soil health, food safety and traceability, decision making support, and robotics and infrastructure comprise this years THRIVE Accelerator program participants.

Australia - New network to boost farm tech capabilities

Gregor Heard for Queensland Country Life: The Rural IoT Network will provide the backbone infrastructure for shared networks of wireless sensors that constantly report on essential farm metrics.

AgriTech Accelerator Reveals Class Of 2017

Robert Morris for Nibletz: Iowas AgriTech Startup Accelerator Attracts California Startups

Agriculture giants Bayer, Monsanto merging

John Boyd & Mike Weaver for The Hill: When they are done, the market will be dominated by two large and two smaller companies - spelling disaster for American farmers and consumers who will see food costs go up and innovation decline.

Trump heads to heartland for tech push

Jonathan Easley, The Hill: Trump will visit Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, home of the nations largest two-year agricultural college program, to view the schools cutting edge "agricultural geo-spatial technology and precision farming" techniques.

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