Missouri’s global leadership in agtech was on full display this week as a group of business leaders and government officials from the United Kingdom took part in a trade mission to spur long-term partnerships between the U.K. and Missouri-based agtech companies.
The trade mission included a delegation from Agri-TechE, a U.K.-based private sector organization that has roughly 240 members, and included visits to the 39 North Innovation District, Missouri’s Capitol Building and more.
“What we want to do is give our members the opportunity to find the customers, collaborators, clients and partners that will accelerate their business and obviously the international markets are key to that,” said Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-TechE. “I think there are a lot of similarities between the innovation ecosystems for agriculture and agri-tech here as there are in our ecosystem in the U.K.”
Missouri is the global leader in agtech, and gateway to the future of advanced farming. With companies including the Danforth Plant Science Center, Bayer Crop Science, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Yield Lab, DuPont, BASF, Bunge North America, KWS, Zoetis, AgriLabs, Boehringer Ingelheim and more calling the Show-Me state home, it’s a no-brainer that expanding your agtech business in Missouri is the right choice.