Yesterday, VeriGrain, a division of Intelliconn, and the University of Saskatchewan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on research to develop the technology required to accurately sample and digitize grain in real-time. This cooperative effort will contribute to the development of the VeriGrain product, an entry-level model of which is being launched in 2020. The research being done by the U of S will be incorporated into advanced product capabilities to be added in the future.
“This is a great opportunity for the University to support the agriculture sector” said Terry Fonstad, Associated Dean of Engineering, who was instrumental in architecting the MOU. Grant Devine, former Premiere of Saskatchewan and member of the University Board of Governors commented added, “This research will have substantial value for the whole food-chain and include interaction with multiple colleges and disciplines across the U of S”.
Ken Jackson, CEO of VeriGrain/Intelliconn said, ”We are solving a fundamental problem that will greatly enhance utilization grains and allow farmers to realize maximum value for their production.”
The event was held at the College of Engineering and attended by department heads from several colleges.
A large media event will be held during the Crop Production Show in January 2020.