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How One Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Alum Found a Valuable Mentor from Unexpected Field

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Amos Peterson is founder and CEO of FarrPro. After realizing that keeping piglets warm is an essential and challenging issue in hog rearing, Peterson, who grew up inventing ways to get out of chores on his family farm in Iowa, invented technology to better manage the heating of farrowing crates for the hog industry.

Women in Agtech: Noblegen Cofounder Andressa Lacerda on Taking Charge of her Company’s Narrative

Andressa Lacerda, cofounder and CCO of Noblegen, a Canadian biotech startup met her cofounder Adam Noble when he was a teenager and she was in her twenties, just seven years ago. Since they have raised nearly $10 million and built their own fermentation facility.

When it Comes to Soil Testing, We’ve Only Scratched the Surface

Soil is the largest living organism on earth, yet humans know far more about our solar system than we do the top six inches of soil on this planet. Soil testing offers some amazing opportunities for farmers to find new efficiencies within their operations and to increase yields but we are just starting to scratch the surface.