Our Audacious Goal: A Machine Learning system on every farm.

Our systems know what a plant is doing every day of its life from planting to harvest.

Machine Learning on your Farm – The Confidence to Grow

Make
Money
Save
Time
Reduce
Risk
Access the entire unbiased seed market
Use Farmer-designed tools
Monitor in-season real time crop stages
Simulate production options
Capture timely alerts to potential pests or issues
Benchmark production
Harness Big Data & IoT for actionable decisions

WHO ARE WE ?

We're a team that has been there - and knows the difference

Margaret Maizel

FOUNDER, VISUAL FARMS

Ron Olson

FOUNDER, VISUAL FARMS

Jim Hall, PhD

CTO - AI SYSTEMS

Brian Fromme

CTO

Kim Drackett

ADVISOR

Keith DeVoe

ADVISOR

Gary Acromite

ADVISOR

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FIELD TRIALS

Farmers are changing the way they choose hybrids

Our Goals
By recommending the Best Seed Choice for each field from the entire unbiased seed market to:
increase yields by up to 10%
improve net farm income by up to 20%
and to:
predict planting conditions, growth stages, harvest conditions and crop yields within 95% accuracy
Our field trials results have exceeded our goals
Recommended hybrids increased average yields in Indiana and Illinois by 15%
Net farm income increased an average of:
22% ($47/ac) in northern Illinois
27% ($85/ac) in east central Indiana
Our secret sauce predicted:
whole farm yields that were 100% accurate
field level yields better than 98% accurate
In-season planting, harvest, growth stages and conditions were accurately forecast
Our models are ready to learn on the farm from high producing operations

FARMING SYSTEMS ARE OUR BUSINESS

...we build them!

OUR AI TOOLS

New Knowledge to Farmers is New Power

Human-managed food-producing ecosystems are systems within systems. We account for three interacting principal components: farms, landscapes and agri-climate in order to accurately represent food production outcomes.

AGRICLIMATE

Our agri-climate system is plant-specific. It accounts for solar energy that hits the plant leaf directly with other key climate and soils inputs. All are managed by A.I. systems to accurately predict plant growth stages and responses.

VFARMS

A Tract in the Largest Farm in Kentucky
One of 46 Tracts in a 17,000 Acre Farm in Kentucky
Vfarms (US Patent #799754) is the only system of its kind that can instantaneously connect farms to landscapes and track their management, crops, fields, risks and successes over time.

GEOCONVERSATIONS

Built upon VFARMS, Geoconversations will become a field-based geo-social network for all farmers, businesses, food manufacturers, markets and consumers. It’s a national virtual coffee shop for technology  marketing and information about what’s happening now?

BESTSEEDCHOICE ™

Our seeds databases contain virtually the entire available market derived over the most recent three years from 700,000 field trials describing 13,368 corn varieties from 174 brands. Farmers select from among the top 50 hybrids best suited to their farms as ranked by yield and performance stability together with other key factors such as maturity date, moisture and more…

FARM4CAST

Growth Dynamics - Forecast Model, Emergence to Maturity
Built upon neural networks and other AI techniques with Agriculture-specific domain knowledge. Trained with our agri-climate system over 15 years on the performance of 40,000 corn hybrids, 20,000 soybean and 12,000 wheat hybrids in controlled field trials. They are rational, accountable and validated.
Over time, they become a farm’s own Machine Learning system harnessing Big Data and integrating on-farm practices to offer comprehensive, independent, and actionable recommendations.

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