AgriNovus Indiana study finds technology, investment among keys to improving post-pandemic food supply chain

2021-04-05T17:31:50-04:00January 21, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 21, 2021) – AgriNovus Indiana, a non-profit initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, released a new study today that found aggregate losses from the global pandemic cost Indiana food producers an estimated $500 million and highlighted a food chain going through disruption and evolution at the same time. Developed in partnership with researchers at Purdue University and the food and agribusiness strategy team at EY-Parthenon, the research report, “Resilience through Disruption” provides a comprehensive analysis of Indiana’s food supply chain, features insights from Indiana producers and makes five recommendations to reduce fragility and improve future resilience of the state’s food supply chain. Key findings from the report include: Aggregate losses attributed to the pandemic across major commodities produced in Indiana (corn, soybeans, hogs, dairy and eggs) are estimated at more than $500 million; During the spring lock-downs, [...]

IIB: AgriNovus Indiana launches Field Atlas for students

2021-04-05T16:50:46-04:00September 21, 2020|

In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, AgriNovus Indiana President and CEO Mitch Frazier talked about Field Atlas, the initiative's online tool for high school and college students curious about the kinds of diverse professions in the growing Indiana agbioscience industry. Students also have access to employer profiles designed to educate students about a wide range of professions they could pursue from plant biologist to data scientist. [WATCH] Read full press release. [READ MORE] (Source: Inside INdiana Business, AgriNovus Indiana)

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 [...]

AgriNovus Indiana expands its team

2021-04-05T16:43:56-04:00May 26, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (May 26, 2020) — AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbioscience sector, is expanding its team with several new additions to support its growing public education and awareness, and talent efforts. Cayla Chiddister joins AgriNovus as content manager and will continue the creation, development and promotion of Indiana’s agbioscience story through multiple channels. Previously, Chiddister served in broadcast and marketing roles with Hoosier Ag Today and Cumulus Media, starting her on-air career in New Castle, Ind. Most recently, she served on the media experiences team at The Simon Property Group. Chiddister has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University. AgriNovus has also added several contractors to the team to help with the expansion of some of its key programs. Skylar Clingan joins as the agbioscience talent specialist focused on researching [...]

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