Global Agtech Leader


Research, Innovation, and Diversity

Missouri is the global leader in agtech. When you’re in an area as conducive to high-quality research and innovation as Missouri, it’s hard to not get the results you’re looking for. Agtech research takes place across the entire state in our innovation communities, our growing companies, and our leading world-class educational institutions. Missouri boasts several exceptional resources to utilize, including:

  • Crop and livestock diversity
  • Abundant water supply
  • Rich soil
  • Cutting-edge animal health and plant science clusters


When you expand or move your agtech or agritech company to the Show-Me state, you increase your chances of achieving your long-term goals. We know how critical it is that the foundation you build your business or research institution on is sound, structured, and conducive to success. With more than half of the world’s animal health industry sales represented in Kansas City region alone, and several more dynamic animal health and plant science clusters operating statewide, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to grow.

World-Leading Innovation With a Local Touch

Why choose Missouri if you’re in the agriculture industry? Maybe it’s because agriculture is an $88 billion industry in Missouri. Maybe it’s because more than 378,000 employees keep our state’s agtech economy brimming with fresh, engaged talent and innovation. It might even be because so much agricultural product is shipped via river barge from the St. Louis region that a 15-mile section of the Mississippi is known as the “Ag Coast of America.” Why wouldn’t you want to work somewhere that puts this much thought, effort, and resources into making this industry a world-leader?

It’s Time To Meet Your Future Neighbors

In Missouri, we’re proud that so many leading agtech organizations call our great state, home.
With facilities including the Danforth Plant Science Center, Bayer Crop Science, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Yield Lab, DuPont, BASF, Bunge North America, KWS, Zoetis, AgriLabs, Boehringer Ingelheim and many more, it’s a no-brainer to make your dream move a reality. We are also home to the headquarters of Rabo Agrifinance: they provide extensive financing and insurance options for US farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses. And many international companies have established their North American headquarters right here in our state.

In Missouri, the future of agtech is happening today. Big data, smart farming, input optimization, precision ag, biologicals, breeding, green chemistry, green pharmaceuticals, intellectual capital, an extensive agtech infrastructure, investors … it’s all growing right here in the Show-Me state.


By the way, look who’s already here:

We are extremely appreciative of this program!

We are extremely appreciative of this program!  DED and our LEA have done a great job simplifying the processes and have been extremely flexible with us.

– Jeff Heisler – Quaker Window Products Company
We gainfully trained a variety of employees on various topics

This grant provided opportunities to improve our company in ways that wouldn’t have been possible without it. Working with OTC Center for Workforce Development, we gainfully trained a variety of employees on various topics directly related to improving financial performance, quality, safety and employee relations.

– Travis Weathermon – SRC Automotive, Inc.
The State's Training Program has been very beneficial

The State’s Training Program has been very beneficial for Henkel in providing opportunities for increased skill development and the integration of new equipment.

– Carol Croft – Henkel US Operations, Inc.
Engineered Lubricants

We have been greatly served by our LEA. We have been exposed to training opportunities that have benefited our employees inside and outside of work.

– Erin Weber
We were able to increase our service offering

Because of this training program, we were able to increase our service offering adding an additional $4M in revenue so far in 2019 for Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. We have been able to relocate multiple new employees to Missouri and we are now looking to add another office in Kansas City, Missouri.

– John Tocco – Turnkey Tech
Starting USA Corporation

The training opportunities we are able to provide our employees because of this program are critical to the success of our employees and ultimately to that of our company.

– Tina Gargas
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