See 8 Farmer – First Startups at Top Producer Summit
By Margy Eckelkamp,
Innovation can come from anywhere. But in agriculture, the best ideas for the farm are typically born on the farm.
This farm-centric model is the focus of the AgLaunch and Farm Journal Ag Launch365 program. For 2023, eight ag tech startups will go through the two-year program, which includes business coaching, support from a national network of mentors and on-farm trials.
AI down on the farm: MSU-linked startup puts machine learning to work for sows
By Tom Henderson,
CRAINS DETROIT BUSINESS
- Motion Grazer AI founded by MSU swine veterinarian
- Technology pairs cameras with AI to evaluate whether sows should be culled or keep breeding
- Red Cedar Ventures has invested $50,000 in the company
Revolutionizing the Livestock Industry | MSU Innovation Center
By Tracy Henion
Tech helps farmers predict productivity, health and profitability of animals while improving safety, efficiency. In the 1980s, Madonna Benjamin worked as a pig farmer in Canada, analyzing the relationship between livestock and human interaction.
Paper (Finalist for Best Agri-Robotics Paper)
S. Yik, M. Benjamin, M. Lavagnino, D. Morris, “DIAT (Depth-Infrared Image Annotation Transfer) for Training a Depth-Based Pig-Pose Detector,” in Proc. of Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Oct. 2020.