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Dairy Farmers of America Accelerator Program Shows the Future of Farming

The Lempert Report: Selected participants include startups focused on ag tech and dairy food products

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers Sprint and CoBank, announced the companies selected for the 2018 Accelerator program, which includes startups focused on agricultural technology and dairy food products. 

The DFA Accelerator is a 90-day immersive program, where startups work directly with leaders from Sprint, DFA and CoBank as well as other industry experts and mentors.   

The ag tech and dairy food product companies selected in the 2018 Accelerator are: 

  • Pharm Robotics of San Jacinto, Calif.: Pharm Robotics is developing robotic systems to automate the administration of animal health products in dairy cows. 
  • Ripe Technologies of San Francisco: Ripe is transforming the food supply chain using blockchain technology to enable data transparency, so we know where our food is from and what has happened to it. 
  • SomaDetect of Fredericton, Canada: SomaDetect is a precision dairy company that is creating an in-line system for measuring every compound of interest in raw milk, including fat, protein, somatic cells, progesterone and trace antibiotics. 
  • Cheddies of San Antonio: Cheddies aims to provide all consumers with a cheese cracker that has added nutritional benefits. These benefits include 10 grams of protein, 12 grams of carbohydrates, no artificial flavors or colors and 0 grams of sugar. 
  • MoPro Nutrition of Birmingham, Mich.: MoPro is the first Greek yogurt infused with CFM Whey Protein Isolate that contains 24 grams of protein per serving and is low in sugar. 
  • Too Cool Chix of New York: Too Cool Chix creates delicious, all-natural ice cream sandwiches free of artificial ingredients and stabilizing gums. 

Visit the Sprint Accelerator calendar for opportunities to engage with these companies at



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