VeriGrain™ is an automated grain sampling and data management system that solves a substantial problem in the food chain which results in grains being undervalued, under-utilized, and untraceable. The problem stems from inaccurate sampling and the absence of related digital information at the farm.
VeriGrain™ obtains a statistically accurate, representative grain sample from grain flowing in or out of a bin, which it digitizes in real-time and sends the related information to the cloud. The samples are stored in bar-coded environmental and tamper-resistant containers. This digital twin of what’s in the bin is secure and can be readily accessed, augmented and shared.
VeriGrain™ increases grower revenue 3-5% by giving them better knowledge and confidence with which to sell their grain and from reduced spoilage losses. VeriGrain™ also enables traceability back to the farm, which is essential for high-value crops.
VeriGrain™ provides grain information transparency, traceability, and trust for everyone in the food chain.
Ken Jackson . CEO – Agriculture and engineering background. 36 years of product and company development and management experience.
Blaine Canitz . COO – PAg CMC. Professional agrologist and Certified Management Consultant. 38 years company development and management experience.
Scott Cunningham . CFO – Business and revenue development and finance background. 35 years company development, capital raising, revenue generation, and management experience.
Grant Devine . VP Strategic Development – MBA, PhD Ag Econ. Agriculture and university professorship background. Served two terms as Premier of Saskatchewan. A recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, is a Fellow of the Canadian Order of Agriculture, and a member of Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Trevor Percy . VP Sales & Marketing – Marketing, content, and digital strategy background. 18 years of leadership and training experience.
Board of Directors
Ken Jackson . Chairman – Agriculture and engineering background. 36 years of product and company development and management experience.
Peter Lacey, Director – Life-long entrepreneur and founder and Executive Chairman of Cervus Equipment Corporation, a billion-dollar company with multiple John Deere and Peterbilt dealerships and manufacturing.
Leah Olson, Director – Masters and MBA education with an agriculture background and a 20-year career in the public and private sectors building and leading high performing teams with start-ups and multinationals. Is/has been chairperson or director with several boards in North America.
Ben Graham . Director – Agriculture background. President and 20 years with Ad Farm, the largest agriculture-focused marketing agency in North America. Has provided strategic direction to many of the leading agriculture companies.
Mark Barnes . Director – MSc in electrical engineering and a career in telecommunications with AT&T – Bell Labs, Sprint, and KGP Co. Mark has also built-up a farm in eastern Kansas over the past 25 years.
Ross Bricker . Financial – Managing Partner for Westcott Ventures Inc. and past CEO of AVAC Ltd. Has been involved in investing in more than 300 early stage technology and life sciences companies. He is also active in the family farm.
James Chepyha . Financial – Consultant and corporate finance professional with over 20 years of experience, including at Goldman Sachs, working with companies to manage strategic and financial issues.
James Freeman . Technical – MSc in Electrical Engineering and a MBA. 29 years of experience in the telecommunications, Electric Utility, and Oil & Gas industries. 10 years as an executive with Zedi. Currently president of Valentis International, a management consulting and investment company.
Gary Gunthorpe . Technical – BSc in electrical engineering. Gary is President of Deltatee Enterprises, an electronics design and manufacturing company he founded in 1978 which has developed and manufactured a broad range of electronic-based products over the past 40 years.
Rick Pattison . Business – A background in agriculture and business. Owns a broad-acre farm as well as a substantial manufacturing and distribution business. An active agri-tech company investor and a has been a director on several boards.
Guy Cadrain . Farm business – Owns and manages a 22,000 acre farm he has built-up over the past 27 years. Cadrain Farms is very successful broad-acre operation and an early technology adopter.
Rob Saik . Agriculture Technology – Rob is a leading agvocate and has founded several companies, including the Agri-Trend group, which was acquired by Trimble. He is currently founder of Saik Management Group and a prolific agriculture technologies supporter and driver who is well-recognized in the agriculture sector.
Chris Paterson . Agriculture Technology – Involved with agronomy and agribusiness across North America for 25 years. For the past ten years has been directly involved with the development of new business applications and value streams around the Digitization of Farming, Agribusiness, and AgriFood, with senior positions at Agri-trend, Bayer and Xarvio.