Roth 2nd Annual AgTech Answers Event
November 15th, 2022
1 Hotel Central Park in New York City, NY
This year's conference will consist of in person 1-on-1 / small group meetings with approximately 15 companies across the AgTech vertical as well as Analyst moderated fireside chats.
The format will provide investors the opportunity to hear from and meet with executive management from private and public companies in a variety of AgTech sub-sectors. Meetings will consist of 40-minute management-investor in person meetings with our clients allowing for extensive interaction with executive management to gain in-depth insights into each company.
Learn About Some of the Companies Presenting at the Roth 2nd Annual AgTech Answers Event
AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd.
AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGRI; AGRIW) is an agtech company focused on building an integrated agtech platform that combines the best technology, intellectual property and knowledge to solve an urgent problem – providing the best solutions to help drive sustainable crops and nutritious food for people around the world. Looking to serve the global market, the Company’s current focus is on North America, Europe and Asia.
IR Website: https://ir.agriforcegs.com/
Headquarters: Vancouver, BC, Canada
The AgriFORCE vision is to be a leader in delivering plant-based foods and products through an advanced and sustainable agtech platform that makes positive change in the world—from seed to table. AgriFORCE is covered by Roth Capital Partners, EF Hutton and H.C. Wainwright (see disclaimer in Analyst Coverage section below). Additional information about AgriFORCE is available at: www.agriforcegs.com.
Vestaron is leading a peptide-based revolution in crop protection. We are committed to providing growers with novel, effective chemistries that address proven neuromuscular targets. Our peptides overcome existing resistance issues while offering a desired safety profile for workers, beneficials and the environment.
urban-gro, Inc.® (Nasdaq: UGRO) is an integrated professional services and design-build firm. We offer value-added architectural, engineering, and construction management solutions to the Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”), industrial, healthcare, and other commercial sectors. Innovation, collaboration, and creativity drive our team to provide exceptional customer experiences. With offices across North American and in Europe, we deliver Your Vision – Built. Learn more by visiting urban-gro.com.
Blue Star Foods
Blue Star Foods
Blue Star Foods (NASDAQ: BSFC), an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS). BSFC up listed to Nasdaq in November 2021 without a reverse stock split and NO warrants. BSFC is an undiscovered company addressing major supply and safety/environmental issues in seafood and has a great opportunity as it implements soft shell crab and salmon projects, ramps capacity of its indoor fish farming and accelerates revenue growth.
Historically, BSFC has been an importer and distributor of seafood to U.S. retailers including Costco, Avendra (recently renewed) and Sysco (recently renewed), having generated annual revenues of $20-30 million. The global Covid-19 pandemic greatly affected that business, but it’s now coming back.
1st Half 2022 earnings press release with +79% growth to $8.3 million revenue.
BSFC is based in Miami, Florida, with operations in South Carolina and Vancouver, Canada. Its corporate website is: https://bluestarfoods.com
More recently, BSFC has expanded into Land-Based Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS), which addresses two major global factors/concerns.
1 – ocean pollution and microplastic contaminate ocean seafood
2 – seafood demand greatly outweighs supply leading to overfishing which is being regulated by most governments
This “indoor fish farming” is the future as its meets the supply/demand issue and address the safety and environmental concerns.
BSFC trades on NASDAQ at $1.00 w/25 million s/o for a $25 million market cap
52-week hi/lo = $7.89 – 0.80
Average daily volume is 25,000 shares/day
*On November 5, 2021 BSFC closed a $4 million offering at $5.00 (no warrants) with Newbridge Securities in order to qualify for Nasdaq with # of shareholders
2021 Revenue at $10.0 million
2021 Gross Margins increased from 10.5% to 20.0%
2021 Net Loss of $2.6 million, of which $2.1 million was non-cash or one-time in nature
1st Half 2022 Revenue at $8.3 million, +79%
For a complete list of press releases:
CHONEX is a soil health company founded to help make agriculture more sustainable by providing the live microbes essential to building and regenerating healthy soil.
Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp.
Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp.
Bioceres Crop Solutions is a fully-integrated provider of crop productivity technologies designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality.
Kalera is a vertical farming company headquartered in Orlando, Florida and a branch offices in Munich, Kuwait and Singapore. Kalera uses the latest technology to ensure that more people around the world have access to the freshest, most nutritious, and cleanest products available. It has spent several years optimizing plant nutrient formulas and developing an advanced automation and data acquisition system with Internet of Things, cloud, big data analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities. Kalera currently operates farms in the United States (Orlando, Atlanta, Houston and Denver) as well as Kuwait. Additional farms are in development in Singapore and the US.
IR Website: https://kalera.com/investors/
Headquarters: Orlando, FL
Content provided by Kalera on 2/8/22
American Vanguard Corporation
American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and management, turf and ornamentals management, and public and animal health. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 Index.
Local Bounti is redefining indoor farming with an innovative method – its proprietary Stack & Flow Technology™ – that significantly improves crop turns, increases output and improves unit economics. Local Bounti operates advanced indoor growing facilities across the United States, servicing approximately 10,000 retail doors with its two brands: Local Bounti® and Pete's®. We grow healthy food utilizing a hybrid approach that integrates the best attributes of controlled environment agriculture with natural elements. Our sustainable growing methods are better for the planet, using 90% less land and 90% less water than conventional farming methods. With a mission to 'bring our farm to your kitchen in the fewest food miles possible,' Local Bounti's food is fresher, more nutritious, and lasts longer than traditional agriculture. To find out more, visit localbounti.com or eatpetes.com, or follow Local Bounti on LinkedIn for the latest news and developments.
Burro is an autonomy company building the future of work outdoors, beginning with a product called Burro. Burros are people-scale, computer vision based autonomous ground vehicles that customers use to augment their workers in table grape, berry, and nursery operations, while laying the platform/base required for more autonomy tomorrow. Today, the company has one of the largest deployed fleets of autonomous robots in agriculture, with hundreds of Burros delivering an <1 year ROI while running in paid commercial use. Burros are primarily used to carry and tow heavy things and also can scout and serve as a platform for manipulation, with sales growing rapidly as 1800+ Burro users using the product daily push it into ever growing applications.
Benson Hill moves food forward with the CropOS® platform, a cutting-edge food innovation engine that combines data science and machine learning with biology and genetics. Benson Hill empowers innovators to unlock nature’s genetic diversity from plant to plate, with the purpose of creating nutritious, great-tasting food and ingredient options that are both widely accessible and sustainable.
Cibus is a leading agricultural biotechnology company that uses precision gene editing to breed plants with new genetic traits that make them healthier and better able to thrive in their changing environments. Cibus’ primary focus is productivity traits that improve farming productivity by increasing crop yields and reducing inputs such as fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. Cibus' trait products are important drivers of farming sustainability and the reduction of agriculture’s carbon footprint.
AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd.