Forbes article highlights opportunities and new, innovative companies
in the Food and Ag industry like Wexus Technologies.
In "These Food Technologies Are Ripe for Innovation," Forbes Food & Drink contributor Lorin Fries highlights Village Capital's food & ag accelerator program as well as several new companies solving problems in the food & ag space with innovative approaches and new technologies:
Fries: Your report highlighted the potential of precision agriculture. What technologies do you see, and what innovative companies, accelerating farm-level productivity and profitability in the U.S.?
Burns: We use precision agriculture as a catch-all term for the use of information technology to improve accuracy and efficiency on the farm – including tools ranging from AI to regulate greenhouse temperatures, to indoor farming, to robotic devices that help pick berries and supplement labor shortages on farms. One inspiring company is Wexus Technologies, which has a system of sensors that allow farmers to remotely monitor their water and energy usage. They were inspired by the recent California drought to help conserve water and energy usage, which is a competitive advantage for farmers -- whether or not there’s a drought.
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