The Farm Progress Show continues to be an important event to connect farmers with companies innovating the future of agriculture. This year, ten of the industry’s newest start-ups will be highlighted as a part of Pivot Bio’s Original series, Farm Next. The Farm Progress Show is set for August 30th – September 1st in Boone, Iowa.
The Farm Next program, launched in partnership with Farm Progress, is a joint effort to scout out some of the best startups in agriculture and give voice to their founders and missions. Episodes of the show are available online, and the best ideas will be showcased within Farm Progress Show’s Innovation Experience.
Pivot Bio was a startup just 10 years ago when its co-founders developed a better nitrogen for farmers. That microbial nitrogen has gone from vision to product, having been available to farmers for the last four years. The Farm Next program is the company’s way of paying it forward for the next group of innovators.
“Farm Next is a search for the next set of innovations that will solve the problems we face today and the problems we’ll face tomorrow, said Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio co-founder and CEO. “It’s what drives us to create great products at Pivot Bio, and we want to create a platform that encourages other entrepreneurs to keep inventing solutions for the next generation.”
The 10 companies featured in Farm Next include a range of new ideas for agriculture. From the Grain Weevil, a robot that can break up crusted grain and keep farmers out of bins, to ClearFlame Engine Technologies' clean energy conversions for diesel engines to run on more affordable ethanol fuel. Additional startups will continue to be announced on Pivot Bio’s website leading up to the Farm Progress Show. To check out the series visit: pivotbio.com/farm-next.
To learn more about this year’s Farm Progress Show or to purchase tickets, visit FarmProgressShow.com. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13-17, and ages 12 and under are free. Those purchasing advance tickets online receive a discount of $5 per adult ticket.