AgTech Innovation Summit 2017 - Edwin Moore Award

Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize

2017 Award: Soil Diagnostics Inc.

Edwin E. Moore (1924) graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, and began farming in Will County. Throughout his agricultural career, he and wife, Iva, used innovative farming practices for both crop production and livestock management. Two of their four children became farmers, Edwin and Thomas (1953, College of Agriculture), and continued use of innovative farm practices. Subsequent generations of Edwin Moore's family have continued to pursue farming and ag related careers capturing the same innovative spirit. The Edwin Moore Ag Innovation Fund is being established to encourage startup companies engaged in development of new innovative technologies that may lead to increased productivity and/or efficiency in farming, or to create new agricultural opportunities, including new processes, new crops, and new food production systems.