Wade Barnes Named 2017 Crop Advisor/Entrepreneur of the Year
Wade Barnes, CEO and President of Farmers Edge, co-founded the company because he believed in the value of variable rate technology, using satellite imagery and remote sensing technology to add efficiency and sustainability to farming.Barnes’ dream was initialized in a basement office with two employees. He has held on to his ambition in the face of continuing challenges to the business in the early growth years, adding locations, services, and staff, while continuously defining and redefining roles to meet objectives.
“While Farmers Edge has new key investors, a new organizational structure, new partners, and management to meet these demands, Barnes continues to steer the ship with his focus on innovation in the industry,” said Dawn Peter, a Farmers Edge employee and sponsor for Barnes’ award nomination. “He is well advised by his investors and Board of Directors, and he leads with knowledge and passion for his field.”