Did you know Missouri’s agriculture industry contributes $33 billion in GDP to Missouri’s economy, and generates $88 billion in sales and more than 378,000 jobs?
In fact, so much agricultural product is shipped via river barge from the St. Louis region that a 15-mile section of the Mississippi is becoming known as the “Ag Coast” of America.
Located in the heartland of America, the Ag Coast region delivers the highest level of grain barge handling capacity anywhere along the “mighty” Mississippi. And if you take a second to look at what else is going on in Missouri, it’s really no surprise.
Missouri is the global leader in agtech and gateway to the future of advanced farming. Missouri’s agtech industry is leading the way with innovative technology and research that is transforming agriculture.
Missouri’s crop and livestock diversity, abundant water supply and rich soil provide a solid, statewide, foundation for agtech companies to grow and succeed.
We are proud to be home to leading agtech organizations, including the Danforth Plant Science Center, Monsanto, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Yield Lab, DuPont, BASF, Bayer, Bunge, KWS, Symbiotics, AgriLabs and many more. Missouri is also home to the headquarters of RaboAgrifinance, providing extensive financing and insurance options for US farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, and the home of Central States Commodities, a full service commodities brokerage and trading desk focused on agriculture.
These companies are leading the way in investment and innovation in advanced farming. Big data, smart farming, input optimization, precision ag, prescription ag, biologicals, breeding, green chemistry, green pharmaceuticals – it’s all growing right here.
But its not just technology that makes Missouri the global agtech leader, its also our world-class talent. Universities across the state offer advanced plant science degrees and St. Louis, Missouri, has the highest concentration of plant science PhDs in the world.
When you add it all up it is easy to see why Missouri is THE global leader in agtech, and home to the Ag Coast. The only real question is, what can we grow for you?
For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion needs.