Jan. 22, 2016
Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, recently announced the addition of its new Iowa headquarters in Ames. This continuing expansion into key Midwestern agricultural regions comes on the heels of the Company's U.S. entrance last year. Farmers Edge now has established sales and operations teams in a total of nine major U.S. states, including: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas.
The new Iowa headquarters will guarantee that growers throughout the state and the American heartland have access to the Farmers Edge Precision Solutions package, a comprehensive turnkey system that includes: Variable Rate Technology, soil sampling and analysis, field-centric weather monitoring, in-field telematics and data transfer, high-resolution satellite imagery, field-centric data analytics, access to integrated farm management platform and a network of highly experienced, trusted advisors on the ground. While other precision solution providers only gather data from a broad farm-level view, Farmers Edge has differentiated itself by collecting information from both a macro, regional level and a micro, field-by-field level, bringing growers the individualized data they need to support more productive, lucrative and sustainable farming.
With over 30 million acres of active farmland and approximately 92,000 farms in operation, Iowa's agricultural sector has long served as the linchpin of the state's economy as well as a supplier of staple crop commodities nationwide, but the state has struggled to reduce excess nitrate and agricultural runoff. Devoted to mitigating agriculture's environmental impact, Farmers Edge will bring its team of regional agronomy experts and its Precision Solutions package to growers throughout Iowa. By implementing Variable Rate Technology from Farmers Edge, Iowa growers are being given tools to fine-tune agronomic inputs to maximize yield potential and minimize fertilizer use, resulting in efficient and profitable farming.
"In adding more boots on the ground in one of the nation's most important agricultural regions, we're committed to optimizing key crops while simultaneously guaranteeing that on-farm practices are as environmentally viable as possible," said Wade Barnes, President and CEO of Farmers Edge. "In Iowa and throughout our other key service regions, we're ensuring that growers have the data they need to maximize productivity, optimize agricultural inputs and ultimately improve farming practices through increased sustainability."
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