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Agricultural Lighting Leaders Announce Acquisition, Reshaping the Future of the Market

ONCE®, the world's leading supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, announced today that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based iLOX GmbH (iLOX®) and its Polish subsidiary iLOX® Sp.z.o.o., an innovative lighting developer for agricultural livestock facilities. This strategic…

Checkerspot Closes $5 Million Series Seed Financing

Checkerspot Inc., a materials innovation company, announced today that it has closed its Series Seed financing for over $5 million. The round was led by KdT Ventures, and included Viking Global Investors, Refactor Capital, Sahsen Ventures and Godfrey Capital. DIC Corporation also…

Westlink Ag & Centricity Global Unveil Next-Gen Data Tools for Ag Retailers

Westlink Ag, the innovative Alliance for Independent Ag Chem Retailers, has teamed with Centricity, a global leader in farm decision aid and data protection tools, and the maker of ApRecs. Their partnership enhances the technical resources for Westlink Ag and its…

FARMWAVE Selected for AgriNEST Business Accelerator

FARMWAVE is pleased to announce its selection as a Laureate for the 2018 AgriNEST business accelerator program, where it will be exploring business opportunities in the competitive French agricultural market. FARMWAVE is an app that gives farmers the ability to rapidly…

Register Today for the AgTech Conference of the South

Join current and emerging agtech business leaders and investors at the AgTech Conference of the South, a premiere conference dedicated to the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment that is shaping the future of agriculture, taking place July 23-25, 2018. The inaugural…

Popular Minecraft Video Game Helps Wisconsin Students Embrace Agriculture

Popular Minecraft Video Game Helps Wisconsin Students Embrace Agriculture

Minecraft (https://minecraft.net/en-us/), a 3-D building block video game, sold to Microsoft (http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/15/technology/minecraft-microsoft/index.html) in 2014 for $2.5 billion dollars, continues to grow in popularity among youth across the country. As part of 4-H and Microsoft's ongoing 4-H Tech Changemakers initiative, 4-H…

RanchMeat Offers Innovative New Way to Connect Cattle Ranchers With Consumers

Just launched is RanchMeat (RanchMeat.com), a new, web-based community sales platform designed to offer a better way to connect ranchers and those in the beef industry with consumers around the country. The idea for RanchMeat came from some long-time family…

KdT Ventures Closes Oversubscribed Inaugural Fund

KdT Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing at the intersection of frontier computational science and the life sciences (chemicals, agriculture, and medicine), is excited to announce the successful close of its inaugural fund. The fund’s limited partner group is…

FOOD IT: The Full Stack

​For the fifth consecutive year, The Mixing Bowl presents FOOD IT, under the theme “The Full Stack.” Action-oriented entrepreneurs, industry players, investors, and representatives from leading global food and ag innovation hubs will gather at our event. FOOD IT: “The…

The Funding Partners Develops World's First Luxury Durian Together With Newly Acquired Agritech Firm, Nikuro

TFP is expecting their first harvest of luxury durians to arrive during Q3, 2018. An estimated 1000 tonnes of luxury durians will be delivered to dignitaries, celebrities, and businessmen who have placed orders for the renowned fruit before the start…

Cohort of Celebrities Help Nonprofit Kiss the Ground Launch T-Shirt Campaign That Challenges 'Sustainability' and Offers 'Regeneration' as Humanity's Solution to Climate Change

Cohort of Celebrities Help Nonprofit Kiss the Ground Launch T-Shirt Campaign That Challenges 'Sustainability' and Offers 'Regeneration' as Humanity's Solution to Climate Change

Kiss the Ground has aligned with a cluster of stars, to unveil the ‘Regeneration’ t-shirt campaign. The campaign will be hosted by the fundraising organization, Omaze until May 21. Some Influencers Include: Jason Mraz, Rosario Dawson, Adrian Grenier, Paul Blackthorne, Michael…

Trump's Support in Farm Country Remains Strong, but Eroding

Trump's Support in Farm Country Remains Strong, but Eroding

The farmers and ranchers who helped put Donald Trump into the White House still give him relatively high marks, but there appears to be some erosion in the number who would like to see him re-elected, according to a new…

Call for Applications Now Open for AgTech Conference of the South Pitch Off

Tech Alpharetta announces that applications are now being accepted for the first annual AgTech Conference of the South Pitch Off. The startup competition is sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and is open to all companies with a minimum…

Nominations are now open for the Project of the Year Showcase and Award

Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award. Collaboration is paramount for the success of Africa's future climate resilient strategy. From Governments, Donors, NGOS and the Private Sector,…

Haq Chaudary Adds to Food Institute's Rich 90-Year Old History

Haq Chaudary Adds to Food Institute's Rich 90-Year Old History

As it enters its 90th year of providing the food industry and associated industries with timely, pertinent and accurate information, The Food Institute is expanding its management team with the addition of Haq Chaudary as chief executive officer. Haq brings 20…

Barrel Oak Winery Eliminated Miticide and Powdery Mildew Treatments, Increased Yield 30 Percent

Barrel Oak Winery Eliminated Miticide and Powdery Mildew Treatments, Increased Yield 30 Percent

​​Barrel Oak Winery in Northern Virginia faces constant growing challenges presented by typical East Coast weather: Rain, freezing temperatures, and humidity. “With our inability to produce organic wine in this state, we started looking for solutions to help us get one…

AgHires Offers Free Internship Job Postings

AgHires Offers Free Internship Job Postings

AgHires is dedicated to promoting the agriculture and food production industry to young adults and showcasing what the industry has to offer. Employers in and around the industry can now post their internships for free on AgHires.com. With over 250,000…

EPA Approves IGI Pesticidal CO2 for Fumigation of Burrowing Rodents and Other Pests

EPA Approves IGI Pesticidal CO2 for Fumigation of Burrowing Rodents and Other Pests

Effective Jan. 19, 2018, IGI Pesticidal CO2 is approved and labeled by the EPA to be used as a pesticide, used in conjunction with IGI Delivery Systems for the control and abatement of burrowing rodents and other pests that plague…

Global Futurist to Share His Insights on the Future of Dairy at Two Events This Month

Global Futurist to Share His Insights on the Future of Dairy at Two Events This Month

What might the future hold for the dairy industry? Best-selling author and international keynote speaker Jack Uldrich will be in Neenah, Wisconsin, today for the first of two keynotes for the dairy industry this month. There, he will be speaking at…

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Registers IGI CO2 for Organic Use

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Registers IGI CO2 for Organic Use

2018 will bring a significant change in the way organic operations manage disease and pesticidal problems with a unique solution available to them for the first time. On Dec. 21, 2017, the WSDA issued a registration certificate to IGI, LLC…

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