MEMPHIS, Tenn. — AgLaunch is hosting 6 livestock agtech start-ups solving on-farm issues for the 2022 AgLaunch365 Livestock Challenge. Up to 5 teams will be selected to move forward in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator that include on-farm trials with AgLaunch Farmer Network members.
During Livestock Challenge week, teams will have the opportunity to learn from pitch experts, farmers, other entrepreneurs, investors, AgLaunch mentors, and business leaders. A committee consisting of AgLaunch farmers and investors will make the final decision about which teams will move forward in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator.
Selected teams will participate in a 12-week accelerator with opportunities to showcase at the Farm Journal Top Producer Summit in Nashville, TN and the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, TN. They will also be able to deploy on-farm trials with AgLaunch farmers. During these trials, AgLaunch Farmers work hand-in-hand with start-ups to trial, provide feedback, share data, and ultimately aid in the success of the company.
The 6 teams in this year’s Livestock Challenge include:
AgButler: AgButler is a digital marketplace, bringing the gig economy to agriculture. We connect farmers and ranchers, with high-quality laborers in rural communities, through our online application. AgButler is addressing the growing labor challenges across rural America.
ECOW: eCow helps dairy farmers increase milk yield, profitability and decrease methane emissions by using insights and an internal sensor.
GenoTwin: GenoTwin is revolutionizing biosurveillance and sustainability for livestock with advanced omics insights into infectious diseases.
Motion Grazer AI: Using artificial intelligence and deep learning, Motion Grazer AI is developing an inexpensive and effective method to use camera, computer and proprietary algorithms to quantitatively evaluate animal gait, posture and condition. With an initial focus on breeding swine, real-time health data and productivity predictions for individual animals is provided. The outcome is increased farm efficiency and profitability as well as improved animal health, welfare and productivity.
ReproHealth Technologies: ReproHealth uses Embryology and Engineering to create devices to improve cattle production. Our patented intravaginal embryo culture device creates embryos in the cow, rather than the lab, and brings the ‘Lab to the Farm.’
Tracker Sled: TrackerSled’s patent-pending SunFarmor™ modules stabilize farmers’ and ranchers’ energy and fertilizer costs while affording a path to carbon-free farming, increased profits, and rural economic renewal. TrackerSled recruits and licenses EPCs, who assemble plug-n-play SunFarmor™ modules in hours so farmers and ranchers can own an operating solar farm within weeks. No pile driving, no surveys, no geotechnical testing, no moving parts. A 3.5-acre solar farm will make a 1,000-acre grain farm energy independent.
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AgLaunch is revolutionizing the way that innovations in agriculture and food are brought to market by bridging the present and future to grow a more diverse and sustainable farm economy and provide healthy food for all. AgLaunch leverages its distributed network of farm incubators, entrepreneurial farmers, aligned capital partners, research consortia, technical consulting, and best-in-class accelerator programming to effectively challenge the status quo and thoughtfully create value for farmers and the communities they serve. The AgLaunch vision is a transformed regional agriculture and food economy centered around farmers, innovation, and prosperity. AgLaunch has been designated as a Regional Innovation Cluster by the Small Business Administration, the only one focused on production agriculture.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 142 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; events; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non profit, public charity Farm Journal Foundation dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.