Missouri's governor, Mike Parson, is visiting Sweden on March 13-14 together with a business delegation. The trip is part of an ongoing marketing campaign to discuss the future of agriculture together with promising Swedish agtech companies
The goal is to engage with both existing and potential companies with an interest in the US market to promote awareness of the state of Missouri as they consider their growth strategy moving forward
Missouri is a global leader in agtech, and its industry is driving the development of innovative technology and research that is changing agriculture. It is home to leading agtech organizations, such as the Danforth Plant Science Center, Yield Lab, DuPont, BASF, Bayer Crop Science, KWS, Zoetis, Boehringer Ingelheim and many more.
Key focus areas are big data, smart farming, input optimization, precision ag, biologicals, breeding, green chemistry, green pharmaceuticals, intellectual capital, etc. As a result, Missouri has an extensive agtech infrastructure and specialized investors. Missouri is also a central US logistics and distribution hub for road, rail and water transportation
Ekobot CEO Erik Jonuks comments on the news
This gives us a unique chance to engage with a global leader in agtech and explore growth strategies to expand into the US market. In this particular case, the state of Missouri offers a wealth of opportunities, with leading agtech organizations and research centers driving innovation in the industry. I believe it is important to embrace such opportunities, network with key players and explore potential partnerships that can drive growth and development.