Research, Innovation, and Advanced Farming

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.

  • 2 nd
    most farms in the U.S.
  • $ 94 B
    agricultural industry

World-Leading Innovation With a Local Touch

Agriculture is a $94 billion industry in Missouri, and our agtech workforce consists of more than 456,000 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.”

Agtech Innovation…It’s Growing Here

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, with more than 1,000 plant scientists conducting research. The industry is growing rapidly in Missouri, and we’re prepared with the talent and resources to support this growth.

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