In a recent article published on Feb 18, 2017 by CBC News, author Catharine Tunney summarizes through interviews and fact collection the movement of agricultural innovation, the demand for technology and the need for investment; both governmental and commercial to take advantage of the opportunity to expand Canada’s agricultural contribution and overall GDP.
Clean Seed Capital Group and its Agricultural Technologies division is at the forefront of this moment. Through private and commercial investment and significant support and contributions from the Government of Canada, we have been working tirelessly to bring awarding winning technological innovations to the agricultural marketplace.
Along with our technological achievements we are continuing to pursue our aggressive agenda as pioneers in facilitating sustainable agriculture that will inevitably play a pivotal role in confronting the demands of both the marketplace and global food production as a whole.
Evan Fraser, head of the University of Guelph's Food Institute, tells CBC The House host Chris Hall, right, that Canada is poised to become a leader in the agri-food sector. (CBC)
Evan Fraser, Head of the University of Guelph's Food Institute was quoted: "We have to imagine a tractor driving through a field and the tractor itself senses where it is on the field and plants the right seed at the right time and gives it the right amount of fertilizer."
"We can create a Silicon Valley type vibe for food in our country where we can hopefully benefit in terms of innovation, jobs and hopefully sustainability," he said
Silicon Valley meets farming in the creation of the Clean Seed SMART Seeder™ (Clean Seed Photo) (CBC)
As of now there is no need to imagine, Clean Seed has successfully merged Silicon Valley with farming and while doing so accomplished the single largest technological leap for modern agricultural innovation in history with the creation of the award winning CX-6 SMART Seeder™
Our SMART Seeder™ demonstrates the future of farming by offering farmers the ability to deliver up to 6 different products, simultaneously across the entire seed drill with pin point accuracy to any square foot of any field. The SMART Seeder™ and our SeedSync™ software also allows for the flawless integration of soil maps and accurate variable rate product delivery unleashing the true power of agronomy and performing exactly as Mr. Fraser states.
SeedSync™ allows for the flawless integration of soil maps for HD Prescriptions Unleash the power of agronomy™ (CBC)
The future is clear. The worlds agricultural lands are becoming smaller and more of a challenge to produce on, while the worlds population and demands for global food production are increasing at an exponential rate. Clean Seed a proudly Canadian company is poised as an industry leader with the ability to assist in maximizing the results of sustainable agricultural practices through the implementation of technology and education in Canada and the world as a whole.
Vancouver, British Columbia - February 7, 2017 - Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSXV: CSX) announces the appointment of Mr. Gary Anderson, co-founder of AG Growth International Inc. (AGI), to its advisory board.
Mr. Anderson co-founded AGI in 1996 and served as its CEO from 2010 to January 2016. From its inception on the Alberta Stock Exchange to its present form as a TSX listed company with an enterprise value of $1.1 billion, Mr. Anderson was a driving force behind AGI’s strategic direction, the acquisition and integration of fifteen business units, the development of AGI’s people and its ongoing operational performance and improvements. AGI has production facilities across Canada, Midwest United States, United Kingdom, Italy and Brazil. The company’s brands are amongst the most recognized in global agriculture in both the commercial and farm sectors. Mr. Anderson continues to serve AGI as a member of its board of directors.
Graeme Lempriere - CEO - stated “it is a pleasure to welcome Gary to our team. His valued history, business network and experience will be an important asset to our organization as we rapidly grow our business at home and abroad. I very much look forward to working together.”
About Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd.
The common shares of Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trade under the symbol "CSX". Clean Seed is at the forefront of an agricultural shift to unparalleled high definition seeding technologies.
Clean Seed has developed an advanced precision no-till seeding system comprising several individually patented technologies, including in-ground openers, proprietary seed and fertilizer metering, and electronic control systems. Our most recent ground breaking achievement is also our most advanced and innovative to date: the award winning CX-6 SMART Seeder™, which is an industry first!
The ground-breaking CX-6 SMART Seeder™ creates a new niche within the large-scale farm equipment market.
For further information please contact Clean Seed at 604-566-9895 and visit our website at http://www.cleanseedcapital.com.
Food is the next big frontier, fertile ground for disruption and innovation in technology, business and social enterprise.
On February 9 and 10, 2017, AGILITY at the University of Lethbridge will host the second annual AGILITY Innovation Summit, featuring keynotes, panels, workshops with some of North America’s most renowned leaders in agriculture, agri-food, technology and finance.
At this two-day innovation summit, you will learn key lessons and strategies from a range of key influencers and practitioners. On Day One, you’ll hear from industry leaders like Mark Thompson (Agrium), Tom Burke (Canaccord Genuity), Colin Rush, (Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies) and others on key topics, including:
- How drones, food computers, and satellite controlled machinery are changing the way we produce the things we eat;
- How big data and other technologies are making healthier food using less space, water, and energy;
- The highest growth sectors and prospects for 21st century careers and jobs;
- Which companies will have the greatest potential investor returns in the next decade.
Inspiration is only the first step towards making a difference. The AGILITY Innovation Summit will bring students in contact with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high-level executives through the Investing in AgriFood Competition and on-site facility tours. Together, students will experience new processes to dig deeper into the agriculture and discover the next big thing in food.
The AGILITY Innovation Summit is open to students, food experts and producers, business leaders, influencers and faculty and is the only event of its kind in western Canada.