Category: Opinion

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Meet AgFunder’s venture partner Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a venture partner at AgFunder and works with the deal team on sourcing and leading investments. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded two highly successful companies, NetGravity (IPO 1998) and Yieldex (acquired by AppNexus/AT&T in 2015).

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Crowdfunding: The newest investment vehicle in farmland

Investing in farmland has long been considered a viable and tangible alternative to paper markets, but finding an efficient and cost-effective way to profit from agriculture presents some challenges unique to the industry, writes Michael DeSa.

Best of 2019: AFN’s top 5 guest articles

To make the most of the expertise in our network and provide as much value as possible to our readers, we are super proud to share the insights of our expert network.

Agtech will take off in 2020: 5 trends to watch

From major equipment manufacturers’ forays into robotics to the emergence of new startups looking to improve farmer awareness of field activity, here’s what to watch for in the year ahead in the US, according to experienced agtech entrepreneur Corbett Kull.

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It’s time for investors to embrace nutritious foods

Most ag investment flows to high-income countries, and currently very little reaches the food systems of low-income regions like Africa, with virtually none going to support highly nutritious foods, according to GAIN.

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How IGS reduces vertical farming costs

It can be hard to explain exactly how Intelligent Growth Solution’s tech works, so we caught up with Niall Skinner, lead mechanical engineer at IGS to get an in-depth explanation.