Editor’s Note: AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to speak with The Honorable Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas, on the relationship between agriculture and technology both in his home town and around the world.
Idaho is the latest state to announce a new agtech event, among a slew of local, national and international events cropping up across the globe.
On June 16, 2015, Idaho will host its first-ever AgriTech summit featuring local agricultural and technology sector leaders.
On May 19, 2015, Farmers Business Network (FBN) announced that it raised $15 million in funding towards the development of its precision agriculture technologies. The Series B funding round was led by Google Ventures with prior investors Kleiner Perkins and DBL, an impact invest firm, returning.
Silicon Valley-ers are looking beyond the hills.
FarmLogs, a Michigan-based software startup that provides management tools to increase farmer productivity, has raised $4 million in venture capital. The Series A investment led by Drive Capital was announced on Wednesday, and comes just one year after Farmlogs raised $1 million in seed capital.