Seed to Feed

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to feed

Today’s commodity supply chain is complex. Challenges like market competition, tariffs, and a more discerning buyer have put a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities to make the chain better. Seed to Feed is a living and breathing platform for innovative solutions to showcase the best and brightest partners in the industry.

Why “Seed to Feed”?

Seed to Feed creates increased profitability for farmers and feed producers by properly valuing commodities through a connected supply chain.

What are we doing?

We are growing soybeans on a five acre plot at the Grand Farm. From planting to consumption, we are collecting data and tracking quality metrics. The project is a collaboration between nine technology and industry partners. Our goal is to create a real-life supply chain to expose current challenges, provide a platform for innovative solutions, and improve industry education.

Follow along this summer as we share how this project will benefit the entire supply chain, all the way back to the farmer.

Genesis Feed Technologies Co-Founder, Matthew Clark, put it best:

“The starting point is for one farmer to meet another,” Clark said. “It sounds too simple, but this is precisely how an information exchange platform can operate. As a grain consumer and traveler, I often meet U.S. farmers and see their products on farms…The first step in transformation is to look at the value of the different commodities between producer and end user. Then, evolve the logistics around the value, not the value around existing logistics and distribution. Value first; systems second. I think we all need to go back to basics on the relationship between an American farmer and his counterpart in producing hogs or chickens anywhere in the world.

Peter Schott introduces the project at the 2021 Cultivate Conference in Fargo, ND:

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