Award recognizes company’s contributions to spurring economic growth and promoting sustainability in Manitoba & Canada
Winnipeg, MANITOBA — February 16, 2017 — Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today it was named Company of the Year by the Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) for its exemplary vision, leadership and achievements in life science.
As one of the dominant contributors to the national economy, with exports surpassing $55.4M CAD in 2015 and rising steadily in years since, agriculture is a key source of employment throughout Canada, and Farmers Edge has been on the forefront of sustainably advancing the sector. This award recognizes the contributions Farmers Edge has made to Manitoba’s economy, particularly its work in promoting environmental stewardship through sustainable agronomic practices driven by highly accurate, field-centric data.
In the past year, Farmers Edge has undergone rapid growth and provided competitive job opportunities for over 200 local agronomists, technology providers, sustainability experts, and administrative professionals in Manitoba and Canada and this number will continue to grow. By providing growers with industry-leading, field-centric data via its integrated, easy-to-use Precision Solutions™ platform, Farmers Edge is working to support sustainable agricultural practices worldwide. To help Farmers Edge further advance its technology, Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) recently awarded the company a $6.1M CAD grant.
“Canada, and more specifically Manitoba, is where Farmers Edge cut its teeth in agtech and precision agriculture so we’re honoured to be recognized for improving economic opportunities and sustainability efforts by LSAM,” said Wade Barnes, President & CEO of Farmers Edge. “We deeply value working with an agricultural community as strong as the one in Manitoba, and we will continue to contribute to the economy of the Canadian Prairies as we also expand into new, global markets.”
The Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) is driven by the needs of its members and by the needs of the life science industry. As a non-profit, it strives to grow Manitoba’s vibrant life science industry. It collaborates with members, stakeholders, government officials, and other organizations to achieve excellence in this competitive industry. Since 1990, it’s come to represent over 110 local organizations that span across Manitoba’s health, bioproduct, and food and agriculture sectors.
About Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture. Combining hardware, software, agronomy, and support, Farmers Edge provides growers with the right data to inform farm management decisions that maximize productivity and profitability. Originating in Canada, Farmers Edge is now active in five countries across the globe and has received international recognition, including the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer award and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada’s Disruptor Innovator of the Year award, for its agricultural innovations and commitment to global sustainability. For more information, visit farmersedge.ca
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