Global Agtech Leader

Research, Innovation, and Diversity

Missouri is the global leader in agtech. When you’re in an area as conducive to high-quality research and innovation as Missouri, it’s hard to not get the results you’re looking for. Agtech research takes place across the entire state in our innovation communities, our growing companies, and our leading world-class educational institutions. Missouri boasts several exceptional resources to utilize, including:

  • Crop and livestock diversity
  • Abundant water supply
  • Rich soil
  • Cutting-edge animal health and plant science clusters



When you expand or move your agtech or agritech company to the Show-Me state, you increase your chances of achieving your long-term goals. We know how critical it is that the foundation you build your business or research institution on is sound, structured, and conducive to success. With more than half of the world’s animal health industry sales represented in Kansas City region alone, and several more dynamic animal health and plant science clusters operating statewide, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to grow.


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World-Leading Innovation With a Local Touch

Why choose Missouri if you’re in the agriculture industry? Maybe it’s because agriculture is an $88 billion industry in Missouri. Maybe it’s because more than 378,000 employees keep our state’s agtech economy brimming with fresh, engaged talent and innovation. It might even be because so much agricultural product is shipped via river barge from the St. Louis region that a 15-mile section of the Mississippi is known as the “Ag Coast of America.” Why wouldn’t you want to work somewhere that puts this much thought, effort, and resources into making this industry a world-leader?



It’s Time To Meet Your Future Neighbors

In Missouri, we’re proud that so many leading agtech organizations call our great state, home.
With facilities including the Danforth Plant Science Center, Bayer Crop Science, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Yield Lab, Corteva Agriscience, BASF, Bunge North America, KWS, Zoetis, AgriLabs, Boehringer Ingelheim and many more, it’s a no-brainer to make your dream move a reality. We are also home to the headquarters of Rabo Agrifinance: they provide extensive financing and insurance options for US farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses. And many international companies have established their North American headquarters right here in our state.

In Missouri, the future of agtech is happening today. Big data, smart farming, input optimization, precision ag, biologicals, breeding, green chemistry, green pharmaceuticals, intellectual capital, an extensive agtech infrastructure, investors … it’s all growing right here in the Show-Me state.


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By the way, look who’s already here:

Bayer CropScienceBoehringer IngelheimBunge North AmericaCargillDonald Danforth Plant Science CenterHuvepharmaKWSPioneerRabobank Rabo AgriFinance

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In Their Words

The “animal health corridor” aims to encourage more businesses to come to Missouri and to help local universities and high schools build up a pool of competent graduates.

— Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica / George Heidgerken

Missouri as the ‘Heartland’ of American agriculture is the natural U.S. home for NRGene. Our strong partnership with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center brought us to St. Louis, and GlobalSTL convinced us to stay.

— NRGene / Gil Ronen

The State of Missouri and its leadership exceeded our expectations. As a rural Missouri native, I was beyond excited to call Missouri home once again when our shareholders unanimously chose the Show-Me State. With such talent and innovation in the agricultural space, we believe Missouri is the right fit to help Palindromes advance its vision of correcting markets, redefining value, improving farmers’ profit margins, and increasing the tax base for our rural communities at a time when they are most in need.

— Palindromes / Karla Klingner