Missouri-based agtech company Arvegenix is finding innovative new ways to help Missouri farmers make money and maintain productivity during the offseason. The company is a leading developer of Field Pennycress that is used in biodiesel, aviation fuel and animal field. With farmers planting Field Pennycress as a cover crop during the winter months, it allows additional farm revenue, sustainable energy solutions, and protection for soil during the winter, all without competing with food crops that are grown the rest of the year.
The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) was one of Arvegenix’s early investors. MTC is a public-private partnership that promotes entrepreneurship and fosters the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies especially in the area of agtech due to Missouri’s strengths in agriculture and technology.
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.