As part of its drive to transform modern agriculture, FarmLink announced the creation of its advisory board focused on increasing adoption of new technology and precision agriculture tools necessary to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability of farm operations around the world.
FarmLink leaders, data scientists and tech teams are honored to collaborate with distinguished industry experts, including:
- Julie Borlaug, associate director, Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University
- Howard W. Buffett, lecturer, Columbia University, co-author of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, and Nebraska farmer
- Rikin Gandhi, founder and CEO, Digital Green
- Dan Glickman, vice president, Aspen Institute, and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
“Agriculture needs solutions to the complex challenges often identified but not adequately addressed,” said Ron LeMay, chairman and CEO of FarmLink. “We need fresh thinking and an action-bias to help drive the change necessary for more productive, profitable and sustainable agriculture around the world. We look forward to working closely with our advisors to make a meaningful difference for farming families, agribusinesses and consumers.”
Together with the knowledge, experience and passion of these advisors, FarmLink will continue to focus critical resources to create innovative solutions. “It is incredibly important that the next generation of farmers, ranchers and agriculture leaders have access to the most modern and innovative technological tools to allow them to feed a growing and hungry world sustainably and profitably,” said Glickman. “I look forward to working with FarmLink and the other advisory board members to achieve those objectives.”
FarmLink’s data science and technology teams have decades of experience from transformational industries – including energy, telecommunications and global manufacturing – as well as deep-rooted agriculture backgrounds. The company’s research-quality, proprietary data set offers new insights to help inform farm management decisions needed to continue closing the productivity gap while protecting natural resources.
“FarmLink is at the very forefront of innovation in agriculture, with a real commitment to sustainability in ways that are critical to our future,” said Buffett. “It is an honor to join this distinguished group of advisors in support of such a mission.”
While the company’s initial offerings benefit U.S. farmers, the technology has broad applicability to farm operations around the world. "FarmLink connects the dots to build technology that magnifies human intent and capability. These ag tech platforms can inspire the next generation of agricultural innovators to make meaningful changes in global agriculture at the farm level," said Gandhi.
“My grandfather strongly believed that science and technological breakthroughs in agriculture played the key role in improving the quantity, quality and availability of the food for the world’s people during the past 50 years. But it will take the unconventional ideas and innovation of small start-ups, like FarmLink, to ensure our food security in the next 50 years,” said Borlaug.