Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

First Page or Article ID Number

33

Last Page

42

Abstract

Analyzing 24 recent agricultural start-up companies and 23 agricultural applications, this article provides an overview of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the agricultural industry, with a focus on crop production and farm management. Agricultural entrepreneurship is gaining traction and getting more support from universities and industries. While most recent agricultural start-ups focus on producers, opportunities exist to better serve investors and agricultural professionals. Better data management to assist agricultural production and management decisions would be a potential source of new ideas. Despite the challenges, the rural property professionals should be more aware of newer data, tools, and technologies brought by these innovative firms. Additionally, automation, artificial intelligence, and sensors will present significant opportunities for new start-ups.

Comments

This article is published as Grant, Marta, and Wendong Zhang. "Entrepreneurs and Start-ups in the Agricultural Industry." The Journal of the ASFMRA (2019): 33-42. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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