Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators program has launched a new customized development program with six Oklahoma companies in the inaugural cohort.
The customized development program provides tailored resources and mentorship plans in the form of three to four action items for companies that have already completed at least 60% of the work covered by the existing Activate Oklahoma rural development pipeline or Cultivate Oklahoma agricultural innovation pipeline.
The following businesses comprise the inaugural cohort:
Newalla Fish Company of Newalla uses cutting-edge recirculating aquaculture technology to produce superior pond-ready sportfish and organic fish-manure-based biological fertilizer boosters.
Rich Consulting PLLC of Muskogee is a military and United States Department of Defense contractor focusing on service member health, psychological resiliency and defense readiness.
ISEEYOU360 Inc. of Grove is a targeted safety and security solutions company engaged in the research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced-technology products, including mixed-reality goggles for use with unmanned aerial and ground vehicles.
UpTerra of Cordell improves crop health and input efficiency through resonance and water. The UpTerra technology allows plants to use their native intelligence to respond, creating a naturally healthy growing environment with higher yields, more consistency and better crop quality.
Symbiotic Aquaponic LLC of McAlester builds and operates recirculating aquaponics systems to raise fish and produce in controlled environments.
Finally, 33 Processing of Spiro is a bioplastic producer rooted in large-scale hemp agriculture and manufacturing.
The businesses in the program’s customized development initiative receive input, consultation and resources from program partners including AgLaunch, Oklahoma Small Business Development Centers, Oklahoma i2E, Oklahoma CareerTech, Oklahoma State University Food and Agricultural Products Center and the Noble Research Institute.
The customized development program also connects some cohort members with fellow Oklahoma-based innovators to receive mentorship from entrepreneurs who have developed successful businesses in the state.
The Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators program is a collaborative rural development initiative from Oklahoma Farm Bureau along with national and state-level partners that develops Oklahoma-based innovators creating ideas, technologies and products creating economic opportunities in rural Oklahoma.
To learn more, visit okfarmbureau.org/accelerator.