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Danforth Center Features Aker

There are approximately 900 1 million acres of farmland in the US and less than two percent2 of the population directly works on farms. To ensure profitability, farmers and agronomists need to regularly scout their fields to ensure their crops are not being damaged by pests and diseases. This process takes countless hours and comes with a large […]

Aker Named to Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator’s Agtech Program

One of only five agtech companies selected for the IN2 program, Aker will receive up to $250,000 in technical support from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center   St., Louis, MO (May 14, 2019) — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by […]

Aker Partners with Sinclair College Partners to Advance the use of UAS Technology for Crop Management

  Dayton, OH – Sinclair College’s National UAS Training and Certification Center along with Aker, a nationally recognized industry leader in providing in-season crop protection data for farm operations, have created a new partnership to leverage unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology to monitor crops for disease, insects, and other stresses. “The Agriculture sector is the […]

Aker recognized by 2018 THRIVE at the Forbes AgTech Summit

Salinas, Calif., June 28, 2018—SVG Partners announced Philadelphia based startup Augean Robotics as the winner of the 2018 THRIVE AgTech Innovation Award early this morning during the fourth annual Forbes AgTech Summit. In addition to Augean Robotics, precision agriculture company Aker and microbiome company Intrinsyx Bio received honorable mentions. SVG Partners Founder and CEO John […]

Aker is chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

June 20, 2018, Los Angeles, U.S. – Red Herring today announced the winners of its Top 100 North America 2018 event, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies. The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to […]

Save money and scout smarter with the new version of AkerScout.

Spring is here, and we are thrilled to announce an updated version of AkerScout™ for iPhone/iPad and Android. We have been working hard to add more features without compromising simplicity and reliability. AkerScout™ is a FREE (no strings attached) and easy to use mobile crop scouting tool for growers, enterprise ag retailers and crop consultants to help prioritize, document and share integrated pest management […]

The Future of Ag – A Young Perspective

Jennifer Oelfke, Communications and Marketing student at MNSU, Mankato, shares her visions for the future of the agricultural industry, especially for her generation. Along with her foresight, she stresses the importance in upcoming generations to innovate within agriculture. Oelfke has always had close connections to this topic, from being raised on her family’s dairy farm […]