In an article published in the Nebraska City News-Press, Governor Pete Ricketts talks about how Nebraska is paving the way for agriculture technology, including the help of Bio Nebraska members the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Invest Nebraska, and Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Governor Ricketts also talks about the ag tech event he hosted this week at Husker Harvest Days and how the Business Innovation Act he signed into law in 2017 is working to incentivize innovative startups in biotech, including agriculture.
By Governor Pete Ricketts
Published in the Nebraska City News-Press
September 16, 2021
Agricultural technology has come a long way since farmers used oxen and horse-drawn plows to break the prairie sod. Huge advancements are being made each year in ag tech, and Nebraska’s companies and universities are leading the way. The technologies they’re developing run the gamut from pioneering livestock management techniques, to innovations in the way crops are grown, to advancements in equipment.
Our growing expertise in agricultural technology brings a number of benefits to our state. It makes Nebraska a very attractive place for agricultural manufacturers to invest, grow, and create jobs. It gives our ag community a competitive advantage in a global economy by making them more productive. And it helps ag producers wisely care for their animals and steward our natural resources.