AgriNovus Indiana launches Field Atlas Job Board

2021-05-16T13:29:28-04:00May 10, 2021|

Employers in the agbioscience sector now have the opportunity to reach high-level talent through the AgriNovus Indiana job board. In partnership with ISDA and Farm Credit Mid-America, the job board connects from early career to senior level talent to opportunities available in Indiana and with Indiana-based agbiosciences companies. “To continue growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, we must work together across our industry to attract the world-class talent Indiana companies need to fuel growth and innovation,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO, of AgriNovus. “The new AgriNovus job board provides Indiana’s first digital destination for agbioscience jobseekers and employers to find, post and search for agbioscience jobs – from internships to career positions.” Through talent development and Field Atlas work, employers within the sector and job-seekers have expressed interest in having a one-stop shop for agbioscience job opportunities. Launched in September 2020, Field Atlas [...]

AgriNovus Indiana announces changes, additions to its Board of Directors

2021-04-05T16:42:56-04:00March 18, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2021) — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced today the addition of three new members to its board of directors. The board unanimously approved the seat change of Dr. Scott Holmstrom, vice president of Product Development and Innovation Regulatory at Elanco and Megan Ritter, executive director of administration at Indiana Farm Bureau, to the board. Additionally, the board unanimously approved the addition of Mike DiPaola, North American general manager and vice president of sales at Taranis, to the board, bringing decades of leadership to the organization. “AgriNovus is laser focused on fueling growth across Indiana’s agbioscience economy guided by a board of directors that represent the best of agbioscience,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “Scott’s deep experience in animal health, Megan’s leadership with producers and Mike’s agtech experience [...]

AgriNovus Indiana announces spring ambassadors for its career exploration platform Field Atlas

2021-04-05T16:43:55-04:00February 2, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2021) – AgriNovus Indiana, a non-profit initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced today its Spring 2021 class of Field Atlas ambassadors to spark conversation about agbiosciences on university and college campuses across Indiana. Field Atlas ambassadors are college students selected to serve as on-campus connectors between students, professors and academic advisors and the Field Atlas career exploration platform (myFieldAtlas.com). The ambassadors will provide information about career paths, companies and fields of study in the agbioscience industry. AgriNovus selected the following students to serve as Field Atlas ambassadors for the Spring 2021 semester: Alston Dsouza, Sophomore, IUPUI Maranda Elswick, Sophomore, Purdue University MacKinley Fix, Senior, Grace College Emily Miller, Junior, University of Southern Indiana Lara Santiago, Freshman, Purdue University Morgan Sparks, Senior, University of Southern Indiana Samantha Worden, Senior, Butler University Katherine Urasky, Junior, University of [...]

AgriNovus Indiana announces spring ambassadors for its career exploration platform Field Atlas

2021-04-05T16:43:55-04:00February 2, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2021) – AgriNovus Indiana, a non-profit initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced today its Spring 2021 class of Field Atlas ambassadors to spark conversation about agbiosciences on university and college campuses across Indiana. Field Atlas ambassadors are college students selected to serve as on-campus connectors between students, professors and academic advisors and the Field Atlas career exploration platform (myFieldAtlas.com). The ambassadors will provide information about career paths, companies and fields of study in the agbioscience industry. AgriNovus selected the following students to serve as Field Atlas ambassadors for the Spring 2021 semester: Alston Dsouza, Sophomore, IUPUI Maranda Elswick, Sophomore, Purdue University MacKinley Fix, Senior, Grace College Emily Miller, Junior, University of Southern Indiana Lara Santiago, Freshman, Purdue University Morgan Sparks, Senior, University of Southern Indiana Samantha Worden, Senior, Butler University Katherine Urasky, Junior, University of [...]

AgriNovus Indiana announces winner of first-ever Producer-Led Innovation Challenge

2021-04-05T16:43:55-04:00December 11, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2020) — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, today announced the Benton Group from Ambia, Ind. in partnership with iYOTAH Solutions, as the winning team of its Producer-Led Innovation Challenge, awarding them $25,000 provided by Purdue Foundry. The Producer-Led Innovation Challenge, presented by Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance, was designed to create new solutions that solve critical gaps in farm management software, as identified by Indiana producers. From tech startups to student teams, participants worked to create a solution that accomplished the following objectives: Reduces manual data entry (typically conducted in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets or similar) by automating the aggregation of data from farm operating systems Makes it possible for data quality to be validated quickly (examples: field-level information, seed inventory, accounting entries, etc.) Automates alert notifications based on [...]

AgriNovus Indiana study shows agbiosciences contributes $39 billion to Indiana economy

2021-04-05T16:43:55-04:00November 12, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 12, 2020) — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, today released a comprehensive study that found the sector directly contributes more than $39 billion to the state’s economy. Conducted by TEConomy Partners, the study, Innovative Agbioscience in Indiana: 2020 Assessment, identified more than six percent growth in the industry from 2012 to 2018, with an average wage of $51,825, more than eight percent higher than the statewide average. “Indiana’s agbioscience economy is thriving, generating growth in both economic output and average wages,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “This study identifies Indiana’s tremendous strengths in operations and academia across food production, animal health, agtech and plant science and establishes a clear platform for us to take Indiana’s agbioscience economy to the next level.” According to the study, 2018 data shows Indiana’s [...]

AgriNovus Indiana announces ambassador program for its career exploration platform Field Atlas

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00September 17, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 17, 2020) – AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in the state’s agbioscience economy, announced today the Field Atlas Ambassadors program, a peer-to-peer program that enables college students to explore a variety of agbioscience careers. This program is a function of Field Atlas, the career exploration platform announced earlier this week that informs high school and college students about the kinds of diverse professions in the growing agbiosciences industry. Field Atlas Ambassadors will connect the dots between courses of study and the opportunities in the agbiosciences. The ambassadors will talk with students, professors and academic advisors about career paths in the agbioscience industry. Depending on their location, an ambassador may represent more than one college campus. For the 2020-2021 school year, Field Atlas has selected these students to represent the program: Abby Celentano – Junior, Purdue University [...]

AgriNovus Indiana launches Field Atlas to empower students to explore careers in Agbioscience

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00September 15, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sep. 15, 2020) – AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in the state’s agbioscience economy, launched Field Atlas today, a career exploration platform that informs high school and college students about the kinds of diverse professions in the growing agbiosciences industry. Field Atlas is an online tool that offers a peer-to-peer program among students that enables them to explore a variety of agbioscience careers through videos and a quiz. In addition, students have access to employer profiles designed to educate the students about the kinds of agbioscience career opportunities they could pursue ranging from plant biologist to data scientist. “Field Atlas is far more than a website; it’s a powerful online tool augmented with students on Indiana campuses who connect the dots between courses of study and the tremendous opportunities in agbioscience,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO [...]

AgriNovus Indiana adds AgTech executive, venture capitalist to its Board of Directors

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00September 3, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS, (Sept. 3, 2020) — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced today the addition of two new members to its board of directors. The board unanimously approved the appointment of Aaron Gillum, senior vice president of 50 South Capital, and Kay Kuenker, chief executive officer of Advanced Agrilytics, to the board, bringing decades of leadership to the organization. “Kay and Aaron are incredible leaders who share a passion for accelerating Indiana’s growth and making a positive impact on the future of agbiosciences,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “Aaron brings tremendous strength in venture capital, and Kay’s return to the board leading a high growth agtech company provides a powerful addition to our efforts to fuel agbioscience growth.” Kuenker, who was named chief executive of Advanced Agrilytics in March, previously served [...]

AgriNovus Indiana launches Producer-Led Innovation Challenge to bring together Indiana farmers, software innovators

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00September 2, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 2, 2020) – AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, launched the state’s first agtech innovation challenge today, bringing together leaders in production agriculture and technology to fuel innovation. Presented by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Producer-Led Innovation Challenge is designed to create new solutions that solve critical gaps in farm management software defined by a panel of three progressive Indiana farmers. The defined gaps will serve as the foundation for the Challenge that gives Indiana innovators until Dec. 4, 2020, to submit a proof of concept that could earn participants a $25,000 grand prize from the Purdue Foundry. “Indiana is a proven leader in production agriculture and software innovation,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “The Producer-Led Innovation Challenge provides a powerful platform for innovators [...]

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