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Four startups advance through investments totaling $80,000 from Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund

Black Award investments provide Purdue-affiliated startups with funding to grow. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced that it has awarded a total of $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The four startups, representing sectors from cybersecurity to agriculture, were selected to receive tier-one “Black Award” investments of $20,000 each. The startups are [...]

June 5th, 2019|

Corteva Agriscience Now Stands on Its Own

The New Pure-play Agricultural Company has Completed Separation from DowDuPont. Corteva, Inc. today separated from DowDuPont, becoming what its executives say is a global pure-play agricultural company.  The new firm features a balanced offering between seed and crop protection, underpinned by expanding digital capabilities, according to a company news release. “Today marks the launch of a new kind [...]

June 3rd, 2019|

AgriNovus Indiana Announces New Hires Expanding Support in Talent Initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS (May 31, 2019) — AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, announces two staffing additions to support its expanding talent-focused programming. Melissa Rekeweg will serve as senior director of talent and oversee the development of new agbioscience career discovery and talent pipeline initiatives. “Adding to our team is a reflection [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Autonomous robots in agricultural fields advance through $200,000 investment to Purdue startup

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund  is investing $100,000, and Ag Alumni Seed, a Purdue University-affiliated not-for-profit company, is offering a $100,000 matching investment in Rogo Ag LLC, a pioneering agricultural technology company that is developing autonomous robots to collect more accurate soil samples so farmers can make better decisions about distribution of fertilizers. The startup’s primary technology, called SmartCore, is an [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Albion Swine Farm Partners with Top U.S. Pork Production Company

Whiteshire Hamroc entered an agreement in late March which puts them in business with The Maschhoffs. Headquartered in Carlyle, Illinois, The Maschhoffs is the fourth largest hog production company in North America. This represents two families with a long heritage of pig production working together to develop swine genetics. “This strategic partnership represents over a year of planning [...]

May 21st, 2019|

Purdue’s agBOT Challenge is Changing the World of Agriculture

Autonomous robots are shaping the world of agriculture. Purdue's 4th annual agBOT Challenge kicked off on Thursday, May 16. The challenge is an international competition to create robots capable of performing agricultural tasks. The NextGen Expo, featuring cutting edge robotics from competing teams, industry and entrepreneurs, opened the three-day event. https://www.agrinovusindiana.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Purdues-AgBOT-Challenge-is-changing-the-world-of-agriculture-1.mp4 Video Credit: WLFI [...]

May 17th, 2019|

Agricultural researchers can quickly measure plant growth, health with inexpensive drones, laptops and a software app

Progeny Drone offers way to save time, money on small-plot trials Agricultural researchers have long used small-plot trials to test a myriad of practices, such as selecting the best seeds, fertilizer and crop-control products, and depending on their eyes and opinions to determine what works best. The work is costly because it takes a lot of manpower and the [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Indiana Expands, Enhances Economic Development Tools to Attract 21st Century Jobs

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) applauds efforts of Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to strengthen the state’s business-friendly environment and position Indiana for long-term economic growth and job creation. Following the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Gov. Holcomb signed multiple pieces of legislation that will modernize Indiana’s tax code and enhance economic development [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Innovative Evansville Ag Business Recognized by State

A local ag business received top praise across the state this week. Heliponix of Evansville was awarded Innovative Small Business of the Year by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Heliponix focuses on cutting-edge technology for growing Non-GMO plants like herbs. Started by two Purdue University graduates, Heliponix developed a growing pod that allows consumers to grow up to 50 [...]

May 10th, 2019|

AgTech Startup The Bee Corp Moving to Indianapolis

 The Bee Corp., a startup that builds infrared imaging software for growers who rent beehives for pollination, is relocating to Indianapolis. Founders Ellie Symes and Wyatt Wells, both graduates of Indiana University, launched the company in Bloomington after winning an IU business competition in 2016. “Bloomington is an excellent place to launch a startup, build early traction, raise capital [...]

May 10th, 2019|

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Libby Fritz
317.238.2460
lfritz@agrinovusindiana.com

Cybertech Midwest 2019

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 6:00 pm

2019 Indiana State Fair

August 2 - August 18

Farm Journal AgTech Expo

December 16 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

MORE EVENTS

Four startups advance through investments totaling $80,000 from Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund

Black Award investments provide Purdue-affiliated startups with funding to grow. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced that it has awarded a total of $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The four startups, representing sectors from cybersecurity to agriculture, were selected to receive tier-one “Black Award” investments of $20,000 each. The startups are [...]

June 5th, 2019|

Corteva Agriscience Now Stands on Its Own

The New Pure-play Agricultural Company has Completed Separation from DowDuPont. Corteva, Inc. today separated from DowDuPont, becoming what its executives say is a global pure-play agricultural company.  The new firm features a balanced offering between seed and crop protection, underpinned by expanding digital capabilities, according to a company news release. “Today marks the launch of a new kind [...]

June 3rd, 2019|

AgriNovus Indiana Announces New Hires Expanding Support in Talent Initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS (May 31, 2019) — AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, announces two staffing additions to support its expanding talent-focused programming. Melissa Rekeweg will serve as senior director of talent and oversee the development of new agbioscience career discovery and talent pipeline initiatives. “Adding to our team is a reflection [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Autonomous robots in agricultural fields advance through $200,000 investment to Purdue startup

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund  is investing $100,000, and Ag Alumni Seed, a Purdue University-affiliated not-for-profit company, is offering a $100,000 matching investment in Rogo Ag LLC, a pioneering agricultural technology company that is developing autonomous robots to collect more accurate soil samples so farmers can make better decisions about distribution of fertilizers. The startup’s primary technology, called SmartCore, is an [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Albion Swine Farm Partners with Top U.S. Pork Production Company

Whiteshire Hamroc entered an agreement in late March which puts them in business with The Maschhoffs. Headquartered in Carlyle, Illinois, The Maschhoffs is the fourth largest hog production company in North America. This represents two families with a long heritage of pig production working together to develop swine genetics. “This strategic partnership represents over a year of planning [...]

May 21st, 2019|

Purdue’s agBOT Challenge is Changing the World of Agriculture

Autonomous robots are shaping the world of agriculture. Purdue's 4th annual agBOT Challenge kicked off on Thursday, May 16. The challenge is an international competition to create robots capable of performing agricultural tasks. The NextGen Expo, featuring cutting edge robotics from competing teams, industry and entrepreneurs, opened the three-day event. https://www.agrinovusindiana.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Purdues-AgBOT-Challenge-is-changing-the-world-of-agriculture-1.mp4 Video Credit: WLFI [...]

May 17th, 2019|

Agricultural researchers can quickly measure plant growth, health with inexpensive drones, laptops and a software app

Progeny Drone offers way to save time, money on small-plot trials Agricultural researchers have long used small-plot trials to test a myriad of practices, such as selecting the best seeds, fertilizer and crop-control products, and depending on their eyes and opinions to determine what works best. The work is costly because it takes a lot of manpower and the [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Indiana Expands, Enhances Economic Development Tools to Attract 21st Century Jobs

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) applauds efforts of Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to strengthen the state’s business-friendly environment and position Indiana for long-term economic growth and job creation. Following the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Gov. Holcomb signed multiple pieces of legislation that will modernize Indiana’s tax code and enhance economic development [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Innovative Evansville Ag Business Recognized by State

A local ag business received top praise across the state this week. Heliponix of Evansville was awarded Innovative Small Business of the Year by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Heliponix focuses on cutting-edge technology for growing Non-GMO plants like herbs. Started by two Purdue University graduates, Heliponix developed a growing pod that allows consumers to grow up to 50 [...]

May 10th, 2019|

AgTech Startup The Bee Corp Moving to Indianapolis

 The Bee Corp., a startup that builds infrared imaging software for growers who rent beehives for pollination, is relocating to Indianapolis. Founders Ellie Symes and Wyatt Wells, both graduates of Indiana University, launched the company in Bloomington after winning an IU business competition in 2016. “Bloomington is an excellent place to launch a startup, build early traction, raise capital [...]

May 10th, 2019|

Cybertech Midwest 2019

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 6:00 pm

2019 Indiana State Fair

August 2 - August 18

Farm Journal AgTech Expo

December 16 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

MORE EVENTS

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Libby Fritz
317.238.2460
lfritz@agrinovusindiana.com