MEMPHIS, Tenn. (February 9, 2022) — The seven agtech startups selected to participate in the 2022 AgLaunch365 Accelerator will showcase and pitch their technologies to farmers this month at the Top Producer Summit held in Nashville, Tennessee and the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show held in Memphis, Tennessee and both events offer options to participate virtually. Innatrix is one of the startups.
These public presentations mark the end of an intensive six-week accelerator program where startups refined their go-to-market strategies and farm trial plans, learned about investment opportunities and how to work with farmers, and gained insight about innovating within the agriculture industry. After the completion of the accelerator, the startups will trial their technologies with the AgLaunch Farmer Network, supported by the AgLaunch farm team. The startups will receive support for their farm trials through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
“I’m excited about the startups participating in the program this year. They’re all working on solutions to challenges we face in the field every day,” said Alex Forsbach, owner of Growing Acres farm and member of the AgLaunch Farmer Network. “With some early farmer involvement to shape the technology development and ensure that they are really serving farmer needs, these companies could make a huge impact.”
This year the AgLaunch365 Accelerator included both Row Crop and Livestock focused startups for the first time. The seven teams participating in the 2022 AgLaunch365 Accelerator are:
About AgLaunch Initiative
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.
About Top Producer Summit
February 14-16, 2022, Nashville TN (with virtual participation options)
With Nashville as the backdrop, Top Producer Summit brings together the nation’s top producers for networking, education, entertainment and more.
About Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
February 25-26, 2022, Memphis, TN (with virtual participation options)
The 70th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 25 & 26, 2022 at the Renasant Convention Center, 255 N. Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.