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CASE Welcomes Newest Incubator Company: AgModels
CASE is welcoming a new incubator company. AgModels, LLC is a privately held company dedicated to the exploration, evaluation and implementation of advanced information technologies in support of improving agricultural productivity worldwide.
For the past 20 years, AgModels has been developing data-to-decision applications that apply nutritional models for dairy cows to the day-to-day operations of dairy farms throughout the Northeast and Great Lakes region, in an effort to try to maximize output for the producer at the least cost, preserve the health of the animals and lessen the environmental impact of dairy operations.
AgModels was originally founded in 1999 by Mike Barry, and registered as a New York State limited liability company in August 2004. The company has been operating as a scientific research, information technology and agricultural consulting business continuously since that time.
Peter Zaehringer, deputy director of the CASE Center says, “We’re excited AgModels joined the CASE family. Mike Barry is a true visionary and collaborator, and his innovative thinking and out-of-the-box approach to solve complex challenges is a tremendous asset to the industry, and greater Syracuse region.”
Paul Fitterer, AgModels’ chief technology officer, says, “CASE offered the perfect mix of connectivity to Syracuse University faculty and students, a location on the main campus, and great office space with access to a variety of testing equipment in CASE’s i³ Workspace laboratory. We continue to grow our business and our goal is to offer a product that enhances all aspects of farm productivity. Our Dairy Prophet software will increase the health and nutrition of animals, improve the efficiency of overall farm operations and have a positive impact on the environment. Our company is at the leading edge of practical scientific research that we will soon be bringing to dairy producers, their service providers and as a platform for education. With the support of CASE, we see great growth potential for our company.”
CASE is a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in complex information systems. The center serves as a portal for the business community to engage with Syracuse University.