Farmers Edge to Partner with Eastern Colorado Seeds
April 28, 2016
Precision agriculture and data management company, Farmers Edge announced it is partnering with Eastern Colorado Seeds (ECS) to expand its presence and increase farmer adoption across the U.S. Plains states.
Through this partnership, ECS’s 3,000 farmers across eight U.S. states will gain access to the Farmers Edge Precision Solutions™ platform which easily integrates into any farmers existing equipment and current programs. Included in the comprehensive platform are Variable Rate Technology, soil sampling and analysis, field-centric weather, in-field telematics and data transfer, high-resolution satellite imagery, field-centric data analytics, access to FarmCommand™ – an integrated farm management platform – and access to the Farmers Edge network of specialized agronomy, technology, and equipment advisory teams.
“Right now, we are rapidly expanding and bringing our field-centric approach to regions primed for more productive agriculture,” said Wade Barnes, President and CEO of Farmers Edge in a company statement.“ECS’s acute agronomic expertise and commitment to customer service throughout the Western Plains makes them an ideal partner as our Precision Solutions take root across the U.S.”
The announcement of this partnership comes off a very eventful period of time for Farmers Edge. In January of this year the company announced it had closed on a US$41.2 million investment round led by Mitsui and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer’s Green Growth Fund and including Osmington Inc. And in March of this year the company announced the opening of a region headquarters in Campinas, São Paulo and the appointment of former Monsanto executive, Lucas Trindade as General Manager of Brazilian Operations as part of the company’s expansion in one of the world’s key global markets with almost one billion acres of arable farmland with untapped potential for improved yields and management.
Prior to these developments, the company saw a period of significant growth during which it also opened its U.S. headquarters in Minnesota, opened an Iowa headquarters in Ames, forged its partnership with Delta Agribusiness in New South Wales, and saw the expansion of its reach into the world’s top agricultural production regions including Canada, the U.S., South America, Russia, and Australia.
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