Missouri is the heartland for 50 per cent of US crop and livestock production. Following the success of the visit to St Louis, Missouri, in February 2020, we are planning a virtual mission, developing the relationship with this exciting agri-tech partnership in the US Midwest.
The Missouri Agri-Tech Connect Programme includes hosting a week-long virtual mission in April 2021, to explore the technology and introduce the businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. We were only able to take a handful of companies to St Louis last time, so now is the chance to see for yourself and get involved with the Programme.
This will be an ideal opportunity not only to learn about developments and opportunities in the US, but also to showcase some of the technology and innovations developed by Agri-TechE members.
Mark Sutherland, CMO of Missouri Partnership, says that the 2020 mission was incredibly well received across the state.
“The meetings were robust, and they built on our 2019 agri-tech mission to the UK where statewide leaders learned first-hand just how much our two ecosystems have in common.
“There is a strong desire to continue these missions long term and find more ways for us to partner on the future of agriculture and food. There are a number of ongoing projects in both directions that were spurred by our interactions including expansions, investments and collaborations.
“The Missouri agri-tech ecosystem is built on an $88 billion agriculture industry and provides a gateway to North America. It encompasses startups, mature industry leaders, leading edge research, and academic innovation.
“There are synergies between the two ecosystems. Both have a focus on innovative solutions to the future of food and farming and a willingness to ask the difficult questions and work together towards answers.
“We are looking to create more collaborative opportunities that benefit Missouri, the UK and the entire planet.”
If you would like more information about this mission contact Becky Dodds becky.dodds(@)agri-tech-e.co.uk