Farmers Edge named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Jun 27, 2016

Past recipients include Google and Airbnb

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Farmers Edge was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

“We welcome Farmers Edge in this group of extraordinary pioneers,” said Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Farmers Edge is among those companies that is shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another.”

The Winnipeg-based company was chosen for its ability to provide growers with precision agriculture data and give them the tools to achieve the highest sustainable yields possible, while reducing stress on the environment.


“We’re proud to be recognized by the World Economic Forum for our leadership in the next generation of precision agriculture innovation,” said Wade Barnes, President and CEO of Farmers Edge. “Our data-driven approach to sustainable agriculture will continue to be a key tool for growers needing to improve productivity without deteriorating environmental conditions. Ultimately, as these conditions change and the population grows, our approach to farming represents a replicable, scalable model for the world’s largest and most important agricultural regions. We’re honored to be a part of the global food security solution.”

Farmers Edge was one of 30 companies selected as Technology Pioneers. As a result of the selection, CEO Wade Barnes will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2017 in Switzerland.

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