SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, today celebrated its grand opening at its new Shakopee, Minn., headquarters.

Farmers Edge representatives, along with special guests, Mayor Brad Tabke, Jamshed Merchant, Consulate General of Canada and business leaders from the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, were present for the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.

“We are thrilled to open the doors to our U.S headquarters here in Shakopee,” says Kyle Kuepker, vice president of sales, Farmers Edge, Shakopee, Minn. “Recently one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., this thriving community carries the values of small community charm with the advantages of a metropolitan city. We are proud to add to the continued advancements and opportunities in the industry of agriculture to the community.”

Building on the existing market presence in Canada, South America, Eastern Europe and Australia, Farmers Edge is a global leader and independent provider of precision agriculture technology and services, combining a unique offering of data analytics, in-field telematics, crop monitoring and yield forecasting with weather solutions and variable rate technology. The company uses remote sensing technology to optimize the placement of crop inputs with a focus on the individual needs of each and every farmer. Over the next 3 years, it is estimated that precision farming will increase 14% or 23 million acres across the U.S. corn belt.

“With the launch of our U.S. headquarters we are now available to farmers in all major grain growing regions throughout the U.S., and we are eager to bring this cutting edge technology to growers throughout the U.S. and witness its growth potential for global agriculture. We want growers to know that the services and technology offering of Famers Edge is unprecedented in today’s precision agriculture. Our unique technology, in-field support and expertise allows for aggressive and sustainable enhancements of productivity, profitability and efficiencies, unique to each and every grower and geography,” says Kuepker.