New Zealand-based CropLogic Expands into Idaho
CropLogic Ltd., a New Zealand company and international provider of digital agricultural technology and agronomy services for growers of irrigated crops, has announced that following the success of its recently opened regional sales office in Mildura, Victoria, Australia in July, the company will open a new regional sales office in Twin Falls, ID.
CropLogic’s Twin Falls’ regional sales office will provide Southern Idaho with greater access to CropLogic’s suite of innovative digital agriculture technologies, as well as resources for the region’s strong agriculture industry.
CropLogic provides a suite of digital agricultural technologies including remote soil moisture monitoring, aerial infrared imagery, and predictive modelling. These have been developed with research institutes out of New Zealand and in collaboration with growers and agronomists in New Zealand, Australia, and U.S. Some of these technologies draw on over 30 years of research. CropLogic has then established a team of agronomists in the U.S. and Australia that provide advice on the best application of these technologies.
The announcement is in partnership with the City of Twin Falls, the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), and Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO). CropLogic’s office space will be provided by the College of Southern Idaho. This strategic location will provide a strong partnership between the company and CSI to expose students to valuable ag-tech careers and skills.
In commenting on the new sales office, James Cooper-Jones, CEO of CropLogic said:
“Partnerships and relationships are a top priority for CropLogic. Having established ourselves in the Columbia Basin, Washington State in early 2017, the take up of our technology in that region has been beyond our expectations. This has been largely due to the partnerships we have developed in that area.
“As we have looked at expansion opportunities into the greater Pacific North West, the response from Twin Falls has been excellent. We’re excited about offering Idaho growers greater access to our technologies and look forward to further developing our partnerships and relationships in this region.”
Shawn Barigar, Mayor of Twin Falls, said:
“The agricultural research sector represents a significant opportunity for Twin Falls.
“We are eager to watch CropLogic establish roots here and be a part of the remarkable growth that is taking place. Their partnerships will be highly significant and relevant not only for our local growers but for many other sectors of our economy as well.”
Connie Stopher, Executive Director of SIEDO, said:
“It is so exciting to welcome CropLogic to Twin Falls and the Southern Idaho region. Their expertise and innovative technology are a perfect fit for our region’s robust agricultural base and we’re thrilled to be a part of their growth.”
Todd Schwarz, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of CSI, said:
“As we met with CropLogic over the past few weeks, it became apparent that they were a great match for Southern Idaho and the regional emergence as a center of food production and processing technology.
“True to the history and culture of CSI, we welcome CropLogic and provide what we are able to in order to promote their early and long-term success in the Magic Valley, and the benefits they will bring to our programming, to our students, and to our community.”
James Cooper-Jones also said:
“Research partnerships are important to CropLogic and this relationship with CSI adds to our research relationships with institutions in New Zealand, Australia and now USA.
“We find local research institutes have a unique perspective on the challenges facing growers in their own region. We’re excited how this unique perspective coupled with the resources from our other global research partners can assist CropLogic and the Twin Falls region in providing increasingly innovative agricultural technologies for growers in Southern Idaho.”