There are now over 100 resources globally, from accelerators to incubators, to pitch competitions, all aimed at helping food & ag startups build their businesses, but it can be overwhelming to navigate them all. Here are some tips.
Tyson Foods Appoints its First Chief Sustainability Officer
Major poultry producer Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of Chief Sustainability Officer. The appointment follows the company’s introduction of a new initiative that puts sustainability at the core of the company’s future aspirations.
We caught up with Chris Davidson, director of planning and business development of John Deere’s Crop Care platform and John Teeple, director of technology in the Precision Ag Technology Group to find out.
The Climate Ventures 2.0 application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017, while a new initiative at UC Merced aims to position current students at the edge of the intersection between food, energy, and water.
St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with eating corned beef cabbage and drinking green beer, but it also gives us an opportunity to take a look at some of the latest agritech innovations coming out of the Emerald Isle.
Also, John Deere has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University Research Park and Aggrigator launches a Farm to Shelf Marketplace for small farmers to sell direct to restaurants, schools, and grocery stores.