Raven Industries acquires Smart Ag


Raven Industries, Inc. has acquired Smart Ag Inc., a technology company that develops autonomous farming solutions for agriculture. This acquisition is part of Raven Autonomy, the company’s strategic growth platform to become the industry leader in autonomous agriculture solutions. Complementing the company’s Applied Technology division, this acquisition will be integrated into the division’s business and technology portfolio with the intent to create autonomous solutions for the precision ag market.

As part of Raven Autonomy, the company plans to deliver autonomous solutions for agriculture that will enable both its OEM partners and ag retailers to be successful. According to the Raven, the technology will enable large-scale ag retailers to augment their operations, allocate resources smartly and reduce labour dependency.

Smart Ag, headquartered in Ames, Ia., was founded in 2015 to solve the growing labour crisis in production agriculture. Today, Smart Ag is offering aftermarket retrofit kits to automate farm equipment as well as a platform to connect, manage and safely operate autonomous agricultural machinery. In addition to its proprietary technology, Smart Ag brings an established dealer network and a skilled development team to Raven.

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