Nandan Kalle, Greenfield Robotics
A few weeks ago I wrote a little about the links between carbon farming, weeds, and agrichemicials. This time we dive deeper to explain the links and challenges.
Craig Bramscher, founder of the Brammo electric motorcycle company, has made an investment in Greenfield Robotics.
“I have always been passionate about finding ways to fight climate change, but doing it in a way that makes sense to all stakeholders, not just the bottom line” says Craig.
Greenfield Robotics, the agricultural robotics startup, and The 6ixth Event, an early-stage fund, are pleased to announce an investment.
The 6ixth Event is an early-stage fund, founded by Melanie Rosenthal, Burak Sezen and Josh Rosenthal.
The founders are a team of serially successful entrepreneurs with repeated exits.
They founded The 6ixth Event to invest in early-stage companies delivering impact from deep socio-demographic drivers meeting emerging technology; themes include Reinventing Career, Millennial Potpourri, AI Tech, IoT Tech, Distributed / Decentralized Tech.
“Farming, like all industries, is constantly changing,” says Melanie Rosenthal, Partner at The 6ixth Event. “There was a time when it made sense to use chemicals because they were beneficial in many ways. But now we know they also come with a lot of downside and unintended consequences to both human and soil health. Now that we understand this, it's time to change again.
Regenerative farming holds promise as a way to achieve maximum crop yield, while building up long-term soil health and ultimately human health in the form of nutrient-dense, chemical-free food.
“The challenge is to make regenerative farming easy to adopt and scale and that's exactly what Greenfield is doing,” says Josh Rosenthal, Partner at The 6ixth Event.
“6ixth Event shares a common passion with us,” says Clint Brauer, Co-Founder/CEO, Greenfield Robotics. “We agree on the importance of solving human health, farm economic issues and environmental issues through regenerative agriculture and carbon farming.”
"Josh, Melanie and Burak have successful entrepreneurial experience from another complex sector of the economy - healthcare," continues Brauer. "They are full of ideas, strategic and tactical, and any time we speak with them, it results in great advice and a smile. We really enjoy the working relationship.”
Greenfield Robotics is a startup that is developing robots to enable farmers to implement carbon farming (or regenerative farming) on a large scale, economically and without agrichemicals.
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Clint Brauer, Co-Founder at Greenfield Robotics
Nebraska has lost seven inches of topsoil in the past 150 years. It takes 100-500 years to create one inch of topsoil. - NRCS
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. -Bible (Mark 4)
Nothing comes from nothing. - Parmenides of Elea
Greenfield Robotics Corporation and Kauffman Seeds Incorporated are pleased to announce a strategic partnership and investment. Kauffman Seeds, one of the largest wheat seed distributors in North America, has made a strategic investment in Greenfield Robotics.
Much has been written about regenerative farming (sometimes referred to as “carbon farming”) and its potential to fight climate change (World Bank, 2012) by sequestering carbon in soils. However much of the media and imagery we see on this topic focuses on specialty farms such as produce and orchards. Specialty crops are a tiny portion of farmland overall.
Flashback: CEO Clint Brauer was interviewed a year ago for The Chung Report. A ton of progress since then, but the vision hasn’t changed. Read the interview here.
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Check out the interview of CEO Clint Brauer on the Moving Iron podcast.