AgJunction relocating corporate headquarters to Scottsdale

Agritech company AgJunction, which offers advanced guidance and autosteering solutions for precision agricultural applications, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Hiawatha, Kansas, to Scottsdale. (Submitted photo)

Agritech company AgJunction has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Hiawatha, Kansas, to Scottsdale effective immediately.

The Scottsdale facility will initially create 56 jobs in engineering, program management, finance and customer support over the next three years, according to a release.

“We decided that Arizona was the right fit for our new corporate headquarters,” Dave Vaughn, AgJunction president and chief executive officer, said in the release.

“The decision to select Arizona as AgJunction’s new headquarters was based on the successful growth of our Technology Center of Excellence in Scottsdale and the state’s focus on the autonomous and agriculture technology industries.”

AgJunction, which offers advanced guidance and autosteering solutions for precision agricultural applications, announced in the spring of 2018 the creation of two Technology Centers of Excellence, according to the release.

These technology hubs, established in Scottsdale and Brisbane, Australia, are research and development facilities focused on accelerating innovation for low-cost, simple-to-use precision agriculture solutions for farmers.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. (Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

“Developments in agricultural technology being pioneered by companies like AgJunction are the kinds of innovations that not only benefit Arizona’s agriculture industry, but also have a worldwide impact,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in the release. “We’re proud AgJunction has selected Arizona as their home base and look forward to seeing their future innovations.”

AgJunction creates precision ag solutions to help farmers get more out of the land through hands-free farming. The ability to precisely autosteer a tractor is proven to increase yield and decrease input costs regardless of the size of the farm, according to the release.

“For decades, the brightest minds have been engineering innovative ways to grow crops in Arizona,” Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, said in the release.

“Our state’s long history of agricultural expertise, combined with our focus on leveraging emerging technologies to find new solutions, makes Arizona the ideal location for an agritech leader like AgJunction to advance its mission,” she said.

“AgJunction relocating their headquarters to greater Phoenix is an exciting win for the region,” Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, said in the release.

“Technology businesses continue to seek out greater Phoenix and AgJunction’s innovative autosteer technology is a perfect example of this momentum. We’re excited about their expansion to the region and look forward to their continued growth.”

For more information on AgJunction Inc., go to AgJunction.com.

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