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MKC Announces new Partnership

Jan 31, 2022

CHENEY, Kan. And MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. – MKC and Greenfield Robotics (“Greenfield”) are pleased to announce a new partnership. This partnership will provide early access to Weedbot robotic systems for customers in the growing MKC footprint. 
Weedbots reduce chemicals and crop risk in no-till and strip till row crops. The Weedbot system is deployed post-plant and works between rows to manage Pigweed, Marestail and other broadleaf weeds. This method of weed control has zero risk of weeds forming resistance.
For food ingredient buyers, Greenfield has partnered with MKC to leverage their global expertise in safe crop handling and logistics for Greenfield differentiated ingredients such as non-GMO soybeans and grain sorghum.
“MKC provides tremendous geographic reach through member owners, grain facilities and logistics and agronomic services covering Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, along with the capability to export products. Farmers, landowners, and consumers want to put carbon back in the soil and reduce the need for chemicals in farming practices. Together, with MKC, we can deliver on that promise to the farmer and consumer.” – Clint Brauer, Greenfield Robotics, CEO
 
“Automation of mechanized processes on the farm are continuing to gain traction. Some of these rapid improvements will certainly change the way we traditionally service our customers and members in pest control. We are excited to be able to explore this growing part of agriculture with a partner like Greenfield Robotics. Greenfield is ahead of changes that may have a great impact on our customers, partners and our industry. This partnership allows us to gain insight on how our relationships need to grow and develop over time to best help the farmers we serve be successful. MKC believes that the future will involve multiple modes of cropping systems and will continue to invest in technologies that fit various types of production techniques.” – Erik Lange, MKC, COO
The partnership will also provide both organizations the opportunity to work together on field trials for next-gen systems, and continue to learn more about logistics, marketing and efficacy of their efforts. Greenfield Robotics and MKC are excited about this partnership and look forward to expanding this technology together.
If you would like to learn more about adopting this technology on your operation, contact your nearest MKC location. Companies interested in purchasing products produced through a regenerative system are encouraged to contact Greenfield Robotics at greenfieldrobotics.com.
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About MKC
MKC (Mid Kansas Cooperative) is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs, and services for both farm and urban customers throughout Kansas. With a current membership of nearly 10,000 members, MKC specializes in grain, agronomy, energy, feed and risk management. More than 550 employees play a key role in the growth and success of the cooperative. Since its’ founding in 1965, MKC has expanded its footprint through mergers and acquisitions to meet the needs of the producer. MKC’s mission is to create customer, employee, and partner success to provide a safe and sustainable food supply. To accomplish this mission, MKC has created alliances with Producer Ag, LLC., who specializes in crop insurance, crop inputs and grain marketing, and Mid-West Fertilizer, who offers solutions in fertilizer, whole farm planning and scouting, grain marketing and risk management. Learn more about MKC at mkcoop.com and follow the MKC story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Greenfield Robotics
Greenfield Robotics creates automated systems that allow regenerative agriculture to scale while reducing chemical and synthetic inputs. Our robotic weed control solutions avoid the problems of both tillage and chemicals, reduce health and financial risk for farmers and deliver on what consumers desire.

For more information, contact:
MKC- Shelby Berens, shelby.berens@mkcoop.com or 620-345-4149
Greenfield Robotics- Clint Brauer, clint.brauer@greenfieldrobotics.com or 310-383-7194
 


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