agriculture

Barnston Agtech showed off its swarm farming robotic driverless tractors at the Barnstorm R&D Center in a recent YouTube video. [Video screenshot]

Robotic Agtech Startup Closes $217K Equity Raise for ‘Barnstorming’ Autonomous Tractor Swarms via Fort Worth’s Harvest Returns

by | Dec 28, 2022
Barnstorm Agtech, a Canadian startup developing driverless robotic tractors known as 'Barnstormers,' has closed on a $217,500 equity capital raise through Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns' investment platform.

The company, co-founded by a fourth-generation farmer and a robotics expert, plans to deploy 'swarms' of the tractors as a service to farmers in the U.S. Midwest and Canadian Prairies to address chronic labor scarcity and other "pain points" of traditional tractor systems.
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Ever.Ag Adds Dalex To Its Portfolio of AgTech Companies
by | Nov 30, 2022

Frisco-based AgTech provider Ever.Ag announced that Dalex, a pioneer in animal nutrition technology, has joined its portfolio, expanding the company’s range of on-farm offerings for livestock and dairy producers....

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Follow the Money: Blue Star Invests in Payments Unicorn, Ryan Scoops Up Property Tax Firm in All-Local Deal, and TPG Co-Leads $160M Investment in Video Game Developer
by | Mar 8, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
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This ‘Blue Collar Analytics Company’ Delivers AI and ML Solutions For ‘People Who Work Hard’
by | Jul 15, 2021
Parasanti Co-founders James Hancock and veteran Joshua Seagroves both had roots in ranching and farming, making the defense and ag solutions innovator a natural fit. Now the company is ready to continue growing, adding employees and customers, gaining traction in defense innovation, and launching new projects with the Air Force and oil and gas companies.
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Bravis Brown CEO BPS Technology Servant Leadership

Water-Based Chemistry: North Texas Startup Invents Agriculture and Energy Solutions That Are Better for Business AND the Environment

by | Mar 2, 2021
BPS Technology CEO Bravis Brown calls his company's chemical-mechanical technology "revolutionary."

Filing a dozen patents in 2020, the Argyle-based company is moving fast to protect and scale a "first-of-its-kind" innovation called SymMAX that can reduce the amount of chemicals needed by almost any industry. This year the focus is on commercialization.
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Harvest Returns Starts Opportunity Zones Fund to Nurture Ag Investments
by | Jul 10, 2019
The fund will invest in agricultural businesses in economically disadvantaged regions of the nation, and will give investors tax-favorable risk-adjusted returns.
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research
Discovery: UTA Flies into Smart Agriculture/IoT Collaboration; How a Bubble Inspired UTD’s CO2, Humidity Sensor
by | Feb 8, 2019
You'll also find out about how UT Southwestern researchers are studying magnetic fields as an alternative treatment for patients with severe depression in this roundup of research and development activities in North Texas.
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Kirk Ballou
Ballou Joins FLUX Leadership to Bolster Blockchain in Agriculture
by | Mar 27, 2018
Touch Titan's Kirk Ballou joined Dallas-based tech startup FLUX this month as chief technology officer and chief blockchain officer.
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