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Start-Ups Vie for $20,000 at Ag Tech Innovation Competition in Nebraska

Five start-ups have been selected to compete in our annual Ag Tech Innovation Competition at the Nebraska Power Farming Show.

Each ag tech start-up has five minutes to pitch its solution for helping farmers and ranchers manage their operations more effectively. The competition, emceed by Chad Moyer (KTIC Radio farm director), will culminate with one company earning the $5,000 People’s Choice award and the winning company receiving a $20,000 grand prize.

The event begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Competitors will take the stage in Pavilion 2 East. The competitors and their innovation include:

AgHelp solves labor scarcity in the agriculture industry by connecting producers with the immigrant workforce. AgHelp connects the workers to resources in the community to help them with their transition to a new area.

Agrellus is an online marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of agricultural inputs and commodities.

Dynamic Motion provides a robotic power washer designed to help sanitize finishing units in hog operations.

GroGuru is focused on helping farmers implement strategic irrigation management. They deploy soil sensors that measure things like soil moisture, temperature and salinity at various root depth of crops and wirelessly transmit this data to the Cloud where they add additional information to make AI-based recommendations to farmers about when and how much to irrigate their crops.

Nexyst 360 solves the issues with traceability back to a crops field of origin. They are a mobile solution for crop storage and transportation that eliminates the need for grain bins and keeps the crop data with it from field to final customer.

The Ag Tech Innovation Competition is presented by FCSAmerica in collaboration with the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, Lindsay Corporation, Nationwide Insurance, Nebraska Corn Board, Invest Nebraska and The Combine.

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