Middlefield, Ohio-based Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) has launched a community fundraising campaign on Wefunder. This allows the public to invest in the company's growth and future development. Here are key points to know:
- Founded in 2006, AEA has worked with more than 10,000 farmers globally to implement regenerative agriculture systems. This is a $3.6 billion market.
- AEA helps farmers of all types implement regenerative practices that require fewer inputs, increasing yields and profits. This is done through plant nutrients, consulting, testing, data-driven programs, and analytics.
- The fundraising campaign will help AEA expand its products, services, and technologies. It will also allow the company to grow its team and expand to new markets globally.
- In April 2022, AEA raised $4.7 million in equity and debt financing. This was the company's first external round of funding.
AEA was founded by Executive Chairman John Kempf, a crop health consultant and designer of soil and plant management systems. A member of the Amish community, Kempf grew up on a fruit and vegetable farm in Northeast Ohio.