Missouri is the global leader in agtech. With research taking place across the entire state in dozens of our innovation communities, companies are utilizing our exceptional resources to grow their business.
The use of drones, satellites and data is transforming farming as we know it. Missouri companies are leading the way in investment and innovation in advanced farming.
Agriculture is a $94 billion industry in Missouri, and our agtech workforce consists of more than 460,000 people. 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.”
Our state has seen tremendous investment from the agtech industry in recent years. The United States Department of Agriculture moved two of its key agencies’ headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently announced that it is the home of the first Center for Regenerative Agriculture in the Midwest. The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis is the world’s largest independent research institute focused on plant science, and there are more than 1,000 plant scientists conducting research in the region. The industry is growing rapidly in Missouri, and we’re prepared with the talent and resources to support this growth.