Valley Irrigation and The Combine Announce Partnership To Support Nebraska AgTech Startups

The Combine announces a new sponsorship from Nebraska-based precision irrigation leader Valley Irrigation by Valmont Industries.  


Today, The Combine announces Valley Irrigation as a new sponsor of the AgTech Incubator Program. The sponsorship between Valley Irrigation and The Combine will help support the AgTech Startups in the incubator program and create a valuable partnership for startups in the irrigation industry.

The Combine is a statewide initiative supporting high-growth entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. The program consists of commercialization support through mentorship and a capital readiness program, networking events, a network of partnering producers across the state, as well as incubation space on the Nebraska Innovation Campus.

”Valley is very excited to join The Combine network. We have been watching the initiative closely for some time and are continually impressed with the program’s results. Valley prides ourselves on being leaders in the market and believes this partnership strengthens our claim,” says Will Ruffalo, Water Market Development Manager at Valley Irrigation.

  

This sponsorship opens many doors for current and future entrepreneurs that are part of The Combine Incubator. The Combine looks for innovative, forward thinkers to be a part of the program. This mindset is shared by the sponsors of the program, as well. Valley Irrigation is the leader in precision irrigation and constantly looking for innovative ways to improve its technology.

“Valley has a strong track record of partnering with innovators across the ag ecosystem. Their industry experience and market access bring tremendous value to the table for our local startup community,” says Matt Foley, Program Director at The Combine.

 

About The Combine:

The Combine is a statewide initiative supporting high-growth entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. The program consists of commercialization support through mentorship and a capital readiness program, networking events, a network of partnering producers across the state, as well as incubation space on the Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Combine is operated by Invest Nebraska. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state’s entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.

About Valley Irrigation:

Valley Irrigation, a Valmont company, has been the leader in advancing agricultural productivity, from the first center pivots in 1954 to the precision ag technology of today. Decades of thought leadership and technological innovation have helped growers increase food production and conservation of natural resources around the world. Valmont is a global leader in creating vital infrastructure and advancing agricultural productivity to improve life. Learn more about Valley Irrigation at valleyirrigation.com and Valmont at valmont.com.