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DURHAM, N.C. –  GROWERS, a North Carolina-based agriculture technology company, and BioSTL, a St. Louis-based nonprofit working to solve critical world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership allowing them to work together on the continued innovation of cutting-edge technology that allows farmers and ag retailers to build healthier, more profitable agribusinesses.

“I’m thrilled and honored to work with the team at BioSTL to continue the development of our technologies,” said Steven Valencsin, CEO of GROWERS. “Leveraging BioSTL’s think-tank of farmers is exactly the type of activities our team continues to find value from as we push to put simple, innovative technology in the hands of farmers and ag retailers.”

Immediately, GROWERS will work with BioSTL’s group of farmers to understand their input buying process, what efficiencies technology can bring to that process, and gain perspective on the challenge all technologies in agriculture struggle with – farmer adoption.

“BioSTL’s partnership with GROWERS is a great example of connecting our EAGIC farmers (Early Adopter Grower Innovation Community) with practical innovation that addresses the here-and-now challenges of farmers”, said Vijay Chauhan, GlobalSTL lead at BioSTL. 

Learn more about GROWERS at www.growers.ag, and BioSTL at www.biostl.org.



Growers Holdings, Inc. (GROWERS) is a North Carolina-based agriculture technology company on a mission to put easy-to-use technology in the hands of every farmer and advisor in the agriculture industry. GROWERS helps align agronomists, ag retailers, and other trusted advisors around the farmer’s success to build a sustainable, profitable future. 

Since 2012, GROWERS has employed a team of data scientists, engineers, developers, and agronomists, serving a rapidly growing customer base across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.growers.ag.


Since 2001, St. Louis nonprofit BioSTL has laid the foundation for the region’s innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including Cortex and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support (Fundamentals), seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy. Find us online at biostl.org and follow us on Twitter at @BioSTL.

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