Experimental Robotic Platform to Automate Vegetable Production Tasks

Farmhand Automation is an early stage ag-tech startup based in Biddeford, Maine, that is building a small, accessible robotic platform for repeatable field tasks for small farms. They have been invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to apply for grant funding to accelerate their robotics development to help farmers during the COVID-19 crisis. This funding could help accelerate their robotics development and launch trials as early as six months.

As part of the program, they are conducting a research study to confirm they are on the right track and developing the right tools that small farms really need. They are looking for farms across the country with a few criteria: primary vegetable production, 1-100 acres in production, and 4+ employees. These are short, 15 minute calls with basic questions about operation practices, costs, and where farmers need the most help during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Towards the end of this summer, there will be an opportunity for interested farms to sign up for trials for 2021 as well.

They really appreciate any support!

To learn more and sign up, head to: FarmhandAutomation.com.

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