Michigan-based FarmLogs is announcing today a significant milestone in the young company’s history. In just two years since its founding, the company has seen incredible growth and now counts customers in all 50 states and over $11 billion worth of crops under its management, a number that has tripled in the last six months. FarmLogs estimates 15% of the farms within the United States are using its services.
The company was in Silicon Valley and later moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earlier this year, Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder explained the company’s focus is building out its product to intelligently predict and optimize crop rotations as well as automate activity data collection.
“We are excited to have earned the trust of farmers around the country,” said Vollmar in a statement. “Reaching this major growth milestone means our product is now able to make a substantial positive impact on US agriculture. The pace at which we are growing is a testament to the tremendous quality of people working at FarmLogs and our ability to build a valuable product that puts the farmer first.”
FarmLogs’ data-driven approach to farming leans on the mobile web to help crop farmers quickly and efficiently forecast profits, track expenses and more efficiently schedule operations. Best yet, the software utilizes GPS for additional data about any given location’s historical weather data. Farms can quickly jot down notes and input data using the software’s mobile app. It’s a radical revolution for the age-old industry.
“FarmLogs makes it incredibly easy for farmers to know what is happening in their fields. Rain, nutrients, crop health, soil conditions, and machine data all analyzed and delivered through intuitive web/mobile UI,” Vollmar said. “We’re taking the most advanced precision ag research from the academic world and bringing it to every farm in the US.”
FarmLogs graduated from Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 class and went on to raise a $4 million Series A round in early 2014. The cash influx lead to the growth by allowing the company to increase its headcount from 8 to 18 full-time employees.