10 AgTech startups for 2024 AgLaunch365 Accelerator Program

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Photo: AgLaunch
Photo: AgLaunch

AgLaunch Initiative has selected 10 agtech startups to participate in AgLaunch365, an accelerator program aimed at tackling contemporary challenges in farm and food production and promoting sustainability.

Chosen from a diverse pool of applicants spanning eight countries and 18 U.S. states, these startups underwent a rigorous six-month farmer-focused application and selection process. The process included farmers voting on the impact these technologies could have on their farms and the ag industry, leading to a Challenge Week in Memphis, featuring pitches with the AgLaunch farmer selection committee. Ultimately, 10 startups were invited to participate and exchange equity for farmer-led business development and farm trial assistance services.


Innovations from this year’s cohort range from integrated marketing platforms and biologics to robotics, genetics and remote livestock monitoring. The 2024 AgLaunch365 cohort includes:

Earnest Ag – develops probiotics that increase crop yields for farmers. Earnest probiotics protect against disease, insects, and weeds; promote nutrients, soil health, and drought tolerance.

Gather – builds simplified robotic tools for specialty crop farms. Its first easy-to-use and affordable crop transportation robot for table grape farms increases harvest efficiency and farmworker safety.

Gripp Ag – revolutionizes farm activity and equipment tracking through a simple, yet powerful QR code + mobile app, making it easy to capture unrecorded events.

Quorum Bio – is engineering the next generation of microbial bio-fertilizers using a novel gene-editing platform to enhance nutrient availability and to improve seed vigor and yields with less fertilizer.

Reazent – has a patented agri-biological technology platform that provides high-efficacy sustainable alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals, enhancing plant growth and crop protection effects.

RhizeBio – provides a low-cost, high tech soil testing approach that decodes the complexity of the soil microbiome to reveal a range of vital characteristics for enhanced plant growth and production.

Share Farm – merges advanced technologies to enhance farming, sustainability, and profitability by leveraging predictive analytics, image recognition, and natural language processing for traceability and equitable market transactions.

SoilMetrix – helps growers use artificial intelligence to maximize the fertility of their fields through continuously improved soil management practices.

Upstream Biotechnology – has an IP protected trait delivery platform for the next generation of seed trait development to boost yields and overcome biotic and abiotic stressors when properly regulated.

Wandering Shepherd – developer of the Wireless Rumen Bolus (WRB), a device used in the stomach to monitor the health and location of over 200 different species of animals, both domestic and wild.

Starting in January and spanning the next two years, startup teams will participate in regular coaching sessions and will be paired with AgLaunch farmers to commence farm trials. AgLaunch Farmers, LLC, a for-profit subsidiary of AgLaunch Initiative, currently boasts nearly 50 owner-members from across 11 states who earn equity ownership in the startups in exchange for their collaborative feedback and contribution of time, labor, equipment, and other resources.

Ed Asscheman Online editor Future Farming
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