"Founded by hydroponics and aquaponics enthusiasts, Osmo Systems Inc. launched their first product, OsmoBot, a low-cost online monitor for hydroponics and aquaponics, on Kickstarter earlier this month. Starting at just $450, each Wi-Fi enabled monitor comes with all of the sensors necessary to monitor water, environmental, and light quality in hydroponics, aquaponics and aquaculture." http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3144373
U.S. Call for Applications: 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge
The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. In its sixth year, the Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition for U.S. food and agriculture startups. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.
Launched in 2015 as the first national competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs, the competition continues to provide an opportunity for U.S. startups to showcase business innovations in food and agriculture.
Entrepreneurs and startups with businesses in the following categories are encouraged to apply:
Farm, ranch, greenhouse, aquaponics Input product or crop variety Method or tool for growing, monitoring or harvesting crops or livestock Production support services Retail, agritourism or farm-to-table business Food/beverage/textile product or ingredient Method of production, preparation, or packaging of food/beverage/textile products or ingredients Value-added processing including yogurts, cheese and processed meats, wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries
Dateline for submission: September 30, 2019
Illustration Photo: Kiyokawa Family Orchards – Parkdale, Oregon, USA (credits: Oregon Department of Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))