Agriculture is projected to become a $6.4 trillion-dollar market by 2050. At $3.5 trillion, it is approximately half-that today.  By that time, an estimated 9-10 billion people (a nearly 50% increase) are expected to inhabit planet earth. The United Nations reports that there must be a 70% increase in agricultural production to feed this population.


According to the AgFunder AgriFood Tech Investing Report 2017, "AgriFood-Tech startups, innovating from farm-to-fork, raised $10.1 billion in 2017, a 29% year-over-year increase... The investor-base participating in agrifood-tech deals continued to diversify with 1048 unique investors participating during 2017 including Silicon Valley venture firms, state-backed government funds, pension funds, corporate entities, as well as the growing number of agrifood-tech specialists. Investment activity also increased from outside the US with Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Israel, and Ireland showing signs of growing agrifood-tech ecosystems."

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  • Precision Agriculture plant-by-plant farming systems for site-specific crops enhanced by soil and water management to achieve optimum health and productivity
  • Research in "beneficial and symbiotic microbes," (some cultured in the lab), natural pest control products, stress tolerance traits from heat and drought, niche crops and field automation
  • Advances in low-cost genetic sequencing
  • Healthier farm animals by the use of less antibiotics: Tysons and Perdue have reduced their antibiotic use by 80%
  • Environmental and sustainability-enhancement research methodologies
  • Bio-metrics research
  • Thermal imaging
  • Crop diversity, rotation, and the utilization of cover crops for soil and water preservation
  • Strategic alliances with contract research firms and academia such as Southwest Research Institute (SRI) of San Antonio, TX, a long-term tenant of the TINKER BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL PARK and Oklahoma State University
  • Beta-test products with variable biological assays e.g., synthetic biology, and biochemistry
  • Therapeutic prophylactics for disease diagnoses and prevention
  • Measurement and mitigation of carbon emissions by the strategic use of select cover crops and non-traditional cultivation methods
  • LIDAR Multi-spectral imaging
  • Alternative fertilization products and methodologies for yield-augmentation
  • Natural bio-based control of pests, invasive species and weed management, especially the assaying of organic weed control and/or suppression
  • Biological pest control through enhanced micro-organisms
  • Data retrieval and analysis from anti-microbial resistance with the potential reduction of chemicals & antibiotics in plants and animals
  • Creation of a diverse, sustainable "wildlife corridor" along the S. Canadian River including the protection of two federally-designated "Endangered Species" and one federally-designated "Protected Species" - the venerable Bald Eagle, both on GVF LIVING LABORATORY
  • A studied comparison of the impact of climate on various components of organic versus conventional farming practices.
  • Technology-driven solutions: observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops, soils, and water using "field-automation:" satellites, drones, smart phones, environmental sensors, 3-D imaging, robotics and autonomous systems; these can be deployed to fertilize and water at resolutions as low as 1 cm.
  • Biogenics Research


located in Cleveland & McClain Counties, Oklahoma