AgFunder Innovation Awards at Rethink Agri-Food Innovation Week

The AgFunder Innovation Awards on March 20, 2019 bridge the World Agri-Tech and Future Food-Tech summits, as part of the Rethink Agri-Food Innovation Week in San Francisco. They recognize the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agri-food tech industry forward. Nominated by global agrifood tech investors, winners are peer-selected through an industry vote. Free to attend for delegates.

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Poultry Producers Tyson, Perdue Turn to Technology to Improve Animal Welfare

Tyson and Perdue are investing in better conditions for its birds and relying on technology to make it happen as consumers remain concerned about welfare in poultry production. Consumers’ increasing fascination with learning more about food production has prompted many companies throughout the value chain to take actionable steps to improve food safety, transparency, traceability, … Continue reading Poultry Producers Tyson, Perdue Turn to Technology to Improve Animal Welfare →

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IS THIS YOU? “Basic Farm Tech Tools Won’t Provide VCs the Exit Returns They Need, So Why Are VCs Still Investing in Them?”

A large portion of Farm Tech startups is building technologies to help growers increase their yields and farm more efficiently — from reducing their use of fertilizers and water, to pinpointing issues in the field. Many of these startups are offering a single solution, such as a soil moisture sensor or aerial imagery, but they’re unlikely to have more than an incremental impact on the agriculture industry, and that means the potential for VC returns is limited, argues Paul.

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Celebrate Agriculture Week in Maryland

Did you know that most of life’s necessities – food, fiber, clothing and shelter – start with agriculture? March 14 is National Agriculture Day, which recognizes the contributions of agriculture to American society. To coincide with this national celebration, Governor Larry Hogan has declared March 10-16 as “Maryland Agriculture Week.”

Source: Celebrate Agriculture Week in Maryland | Maryland Business News

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Industry 4.0: What’s Next(this is a valuable read)

Look ahead to Industry 5.0, where further restructuring of product development and production will redefine not only manufacturing processes, but also what a product is and the value it provides. Incorporate digital technologies in products, enabling them to become platforms for value creation for users and producers.

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Defining Growth Design: The Guide to the Role Most Startups are Missing

But like all early-stage startup disciplines, the world of design is constantly evolving and maturing. Subspecialties spin out while best practices, different approaches and new tools emerge. And lately, we’ve had our eye on one recent development in particular: the rise of the small-yet-mighty community of growth designers.

Source: Defining Growth Design: The Guide to the Role Most Startups are Missing | First Round Review - Innovation America

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