Agrible® Joins Cool Farm Alliance to Bring Agricultural Sustainability Worldwide

Cool Farm Tool Adds Depth to Agrible’s Predictive Analytics Platform to Help Growers Make the Best Decisions Possible and Improve Productivity Globally

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Champaign, Ill., February 20, 2018- In a move designed to enhance its services on a global scale, Agrible has partnered with Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) to bring Agrible’s Sustainable Sourcing platform to more growers around the world.

"Agrible is laying the foundation for the next generation of agricultural systems and technologies with partners like CFA to make farmers around the world more productive, profitable, and efficient. Access to globally-scalable services and technology to help farmers make more informed decisions is our passion and commitment,” said Jeff Peters, Agrible’s VP of Sustainability.

The challenge agriculture has ahead is increasing production while optimizing natural resource use. The goal of CFA’s Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is to enable millions of growers across the globe to make on-farm decisions using management options that reduce their environmental impact and improve their sustainability.

"We are excited to announce Agrible's membership in CFA. Our members see integration of the CFT with farm management software as a key enabler for scaling sustainability measurement and management in their supply chains, and we're delighted to start this process with Agrible,” said Simon Miller, General Manager at Cool Farm Alliance.  

"This collaboration will enable reporting of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and is a big step forward in mobilizing data from farm to retail. Agrible and CFA are important partners in TSC’s commitment to solve for farm data connectivity and interoperability along supply chains. This addition to the Agrible platform will enable growers to have easy and flexible sustainability reporting of farm metrics to their customers and ultimately to TSC’s retail KPI’s, a win-win,” said Christy Slay, Ph.D., Director, Research at The Sustainability Consortium.

Agrible’s platform brings real-time agronomy to the farm by forecasting agronomics, yields, and nutrient requirements in real-time. Growers can finally get in front of production by making profitable and sustainable decisions at the same time. This better understanding of agronomy promotes the most efficient and profitable ways to grow crops on the farm.

“We call the linking of our real-time agronomics with sustainability systems like the CFT, real-time sustainability- a first in agriculture. Agrible’s platform is the only platform to be able to offer this new science to growers. We are also excited to offer this to more growers for more crops across the world,” said Agrible’s Chief Science Officer, Paul S. Miller, Ph.D.

Adding the Cool Farm Alliance sustainability metrics to Agrible’s predictive analytics and service recommendations including early alert systems for nutrient and disease management helps in the larger commitment to ensure the sustainability of agriculture, globally. Agrible has sustainably sourced 50 million bushels of grain with their platform and is fast approaching 1 million acres, and currently has over 13,000 users across 6 different countries who will benefit from this global partnership.

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About Agrible 
Agrible’s mission is to analyze and provide agronomic information using science and technology to transform results into globally useful knowledge. We give all agricultural communities the insights, services, and connections to make their decisions easy and sustainable and their operations seamless. Connecting parts of this larger agricultural community to each other through our platform is important to us and is something we do. Join us in our evolution of agriculture.™ Learn more at http://www.agrible.com/.­­

For More Information: 
Jeff Peters VP of Sustainability
Agrible, Inc.
T: 336-501-7308
E: jeff.peters@agrible.com

 

Agrible® brings real-time data and services to sustainable agriculture

Champaign, Ill., January 24, 2018- Bringing sustainability to scale and shaping the future of farming requires collaboration across the supply chain, starting with growers and their trusted partners. Growers rely heavily on their local retailer advisors for recommendations and services that will drive productivity, profitability, and eco-efficiencies on the farm. Agrible’s retailer services makes the collaboration easy and efficient by connecting the agricultural community through next-generation technology and real-time agronomy to help solve some of agriculture’s biggest sustainability challenges.

“Addressing connectivity and interoperability challenges to improve access to agronomic data and real-time services for the broader ag industry is at the heart of Agrible’s business,” says Jeff Peters, Vice President of Sustainability at Agrible. “Retailers play a central role in supporting and advising key operational decisions for growers and the supply chain in their sustainability efforts. Combining real-time digital capabilities of Agrible’s retailer services coupled with ag retailers’ local relationships creates a powerful duo to tackle the current and future challenges of agriculture.”

By using the tools and services available on Agrible’s platform where a grower knows their yields and nutrient requirements from planting to harvest, a new way of completing sustainability assessments and understanding a grower’s agronomy is possible—this is real-time agronomy and sustainability. Real-time agronomy is the most efficient and profitable approach to growing crops on the farm. This technology provides a new view, never available before, to growers and their trusted partners.

“Management of the farm based on predictive analytics and the best available science leads to profitable, efficient, and timely use of agricultural products. Use what you need when you need it, leading to a great ROI - that’s Real-time Sustainability and Agronomy,” says Agrible’s Chief Science Officer, Paul Miller. “Agrible’s platform does all of that for the grower and their partners, provides knowledge, and gives growers and their partners the insight to decide the most economical and efficient ways to manage their businesses.”

Integrating the latest sustainability metrics and predictive analytics into products and service recommendations and early alert systems for nutrient and disease management helps in this larger commitment to ensure the global sustainability of agriculture. The Field to Market Fieldprint® Platform metrics are currently integrated into Agrible’s platform to help the food and agricultural supply chain benchmark sustainability performance, catalyze continuous improvement, and enable supply chain sustainability claims. Agrible has sustainably sourced 50 million bushels of grain with their platform, and is fast approaching 1 million acres. To further support sustainability on a global scale, Agrible is now a member of Cool Farm Alliance, and is completing sustainability campaigns globally. Agrible continues to provide insights for real-time sustainable decision-making to help build the future of agriculture.

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About Agrible
Agrible’s mission is to analyze and provide agronomic information using science and technology to transform results into globally useful knowledge. We give all agricultural communities the insights, services, and connections to make their decisions easy and sustainable and their operations seamless. Connecting parts of this larger agricultural community to each other through our platform is important to us and is something we do. Join us in our evolution of agriculture.™ Learn more at www.agrible.com.

For More Information:
Jeff Peters VP of Sustainability
Agrible, Inc.
T: 336-501-7308
E: jeff.peters@agrible.com

Agrible Announces Leadership Change - Positions for Next Phase of Growth

Champaign, Ill., January 19, 2018– Agrible, Inc. today announced that Chris Harbourt has decided to step down as its Chief Executive Officer.  Chris is one of 8 co-founders of Agrible and has been with the company since its formation.  Chris played a key role in growing Agrible to its enviable market position today as a leading provider of agricultural predictive analytics with a suite of tools serving growers, retailers, processors and food companies. Agrible’s Morning Farm Report currently has over 12 thousand users and over 8 million acres enrolled on it for tracking and predicting productivity, sustainability, nutrient availability, pest potential, and other field-specific features.    

Dennis E. Beard, a current Board member, will serve as Interim CEO of Agrible.  Mr. Beard has more than three decades of business experience and has held C-level positions in various technology and service companies in the past.  He is currently a Managing Partner with Serra Ventures, which led the initial seed round of funding for Agrible.  Additionally, the Board has promoted David Stanko, formerly CFO at Agrible, as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. 

“From a business growth perspective, these are very exciting times for Agrible,” said Dennis.  “The Board is deeply grateful to Chris Harbourt for his dedication and service to Agrible." 

Chris said, “I have decided to move on to pursue other passions in agriculture, investing, teaching, and business.  I will continue to support Agrible and look forward to Agrible’s next phase of growth." 

Learn more about what Agrible can do for you at www.agrible.com.  In case of questions, please contact: 

Agrible, Inc.
Katie Betz
2021 South First Street, Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61820
(877) 522-2093
Katie@agrible.com

Illinois ag tech company to connect the (digital) dots for retailer and grower communities

Champaign, Ill., January 09, 2018- It’s a new year, which means new market challenges. Full service retailers are searching for ways to differentiate themselves and demonstrate value in the marketplace, while also trying to connect with an evolving customer base that wants easy access to information and professional services at the touch of a button. That’s where Agrible® comes in.

Agrible® employees talk Morning Farm Report® and sustainability at this year’s Big Data Summit

Agrible® employees talk Morning Farm Report® and sustainability at this year’s Big Data Summit

Agrible employees, Paul Miller and Tim Kuehlhorn, will join other panelists at the iHotel in Champaign, Illinois to talk about Big Data and agricultural technology at this year’s Big Data Summit. Both panelists will touch on how Agrible’s Morning Farm Report software works, which helps farmers with their every day sustainability practices in order to ensure their crops are responsibly grown.

Despite Irma, Corn Belt will stay dry for the next several days

Despite Irma, Corn Belt will stay dry for the next several days

Eric Snodgrass
Principal Atmospheric Scientist

The last 36 hours of weather observations have allowed weather forecast models to hone in on Irma's eventual path through Florida. We expect a late Saturday landfall at Category 3+ intensity (likely Category 4-5 intensity) along the southern tip of Florida. Hurricane Irma, which is the size of Texas, will traverse the state from the south to the north, bringing hurricane force winds to the entire width of the peninsula.

Pocket Drone Control featured at 2017 Farm Progress Show

With many growers looking to quickly inspect and assess acres for crop damage, autonomous drone flights with immediate image processing will be the key. At this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, attendees will get hands-on experience with the Pocket Drone Control™ app, powered by Agrible®. 

Cooler and drier weather for the Corn Belt, potential flooding for Texas and Mississippi

Cooler and drier weather for the Corn Belt, potential flooding  for Texas and Mississippi

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

As forecast in our early Monday update, beneficial rains fell across a large section of the Corn Belt over the last 24 hours. While the clouds did obscure the view for many during the eclipse, the rains will go a long way to help the corn and soybean crops finish well.