101 Top Illinois Agriculture Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Agriculture companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Agriculture industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Agriculture Startups

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Nature’s Fynd

Nature’s Fynd

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Nature’s Fynd is a food company producing a protein from a microbe discovered in the geothermal springs.

Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies

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Hazel Technologies develops biotechnology for reducing waste in the agricultural supply chain.

Hazel Technologies

S2G Ventures

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S2G Ventures is a multi-stage venture fund focusing on investments in food and agriculture industries.

Hazel Technologies

Chromatin

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Chromatin is a biotech company that develops sorghum for traditional agriculture and applications in the renewable energy sector.

Hazel Technologies

Machinio

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Machinio is a search engine for buying and selling new and used industrial equipment and machinery.

Hazel Technologies

Agrible

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Agrible develops products and analytical tools that deliver field-specific data to help with decision making in the agriculture industry.

Hazel Technologies

EarthSense, Inc.

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Agricultural Intelligence for a Sustainable Planet

Hazel Technologies

Amber Agriculture

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Amber Agriculture leverages the latest in analytics and automation to help farmers manage and market grain.

Hazel Technologies

Red White & Bloom (RWB)

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Red White & Bloom is the torchbearer leading a new frontier and setting a standard in the American cannabis industry.

Hazel Technologies

MyAgData

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MyAgData is a cloud-based application that automates the data collection and reporting process.

Hazel Technologies

Rumi Spice

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Rumi Spice is a spice company that brings exotic spices to enhance the flavor of foods.

Hazel Technologies

John Deere

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Deere & Company is an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery.

Hazel Technologies

Cashrent

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Cashrent is a data-centric farmland marketplace and land management system.

Hazel Technologies

Mycocycle

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Converting waste streams into value streams.

Hazel Technologies

SuckerPunch Gourmet

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SuckerPunch Gourmet is a food company dedicated to bold flavor, all natural ingredients, and a touch of spice.

Hazel Technologies

Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT

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Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT is a food and farmland company that povides land security to organic farmers.

Hazel Technologies

Chicago Botanic Garden

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The Chicago Botanic Garden is a botanic garden and plant research company.

Hazel Technologies

Agricare

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Agricare specializes in organic farm services, investment services, food safety, farm management, and agronomy.

Hazel Technologies

Praedictus Climate Solutions

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Developed software tools to provide real-time crop projections.

Hazel Technologies

KeHE Distributors

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KeHE Distributors is a fresh and natural, organic wholesale foods distributor.

Hazel Technologies

Rural King

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Rural King is America’s farm and home store that provides essentials to the communities they serve.

Hazel Technologies

Devbridge

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Devbridge is a Chicago-based software design and development company and strategic partner to B2B enterprises.

Hazel Technologies

Prairie Gold

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Prairie Gold, Inc. is a technology and development company with a portfolio of patented technologies.

Hazel Technologies

Because, Animals

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Because Animals is creating cultured meat to feed the world’s pets.

Hazel Technologies

Farm Market iD

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Farm Market iD harvests the most reliable and richest data, providing the deepest agricultural marketing solutions.

Hazel Technologies

Univar

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Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers

Hazel Technologies

AngleWare

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AngleWare The Tilted Pet Bowl is the pet bowl with the Contour bottom for food or water with an inclined bottom surface intended.

Hazel Technologies

AgriScience

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AgriScience makes high performance, data-driven smart soil.

Hazel Technologies

Dairy Farmers of America

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DFA is a milk marketing cooperative owned and served by farmers across the nation.

Hazel Technologies

CF Industries Holdings

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CF Industries, a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution

Hazel Technologies

MW Industries

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MW Industries is a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components.

Hazel Technologies

Agvance

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Agvance is a computer software company that offers integrated business solutions.

Hazel Technologies

Sabanto

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Farming-as-a-Service using low-cost autonomous machines

Hazel Technologies

Aspiring Universe

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Aspiring Universe offers geospatial intelligence to enhance agricultural businesses.

Hazel Technologies

Woods Equipment Comany LLC

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Woods Equipment Comany LLC is a manufacturer and marketer of equipment and replacement parts primarily for the agriculture end market.

Hazel Technologies

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a grocery company owing supermarkets.

Hazel Technologies

TH Foods Inc.

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TH Foods is a food production company specializing in rice-based crackers and snacks.

Hazel Technologies

Thermaquatica

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Thermaquatica is commercializing a proprietary and patented technology for processing biomass (including agricultural wastes).

Hazel Technologies

Spectrum Technologies

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Spectrum Technologies is a edge measurement information technology Company.

Hazel Technologies

AgriSolutions

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AgriSolutions offers software & financial management services such as accounting, tax, consultation & training for the agricultural sector.

Hazel Technologies

Flavorchem Corporation

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Flavorchem Corporation is a food & beverages company specializing in flavors, colors, and nutrition products.

Hazel Technologies

Farm Progress Companies

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Farm Progress, a network of live events, digital products, data, marketing services, broadcasting, and publications related to agriculture.

Hazel Technologies

Baldwin Richardson Foods

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Baldwin Richardson Foods is a food production company providing custom food ingredients.

Hazel Technologies

Land O’Frost

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Land O’Frost is a food production company that provides retail and specialty meat products.

Hazel Technologies

Van Drunen Farms

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Van Drunen Farms is a food production company that offers drum-dried, low-moisture, and frozen specialty products.

Hazel Technologies

Light Efficient Design

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Light Efficient Design

Hazel Technologies

360 Yield Center

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360 Yield Center has develop solutions to help you maximize yield efficiently.

Hazel Technologies

FarmedHere

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FarmedHere is an indoor commercial vertical farm creating local produce and local jobs in a sustainable farming environment.

Hazel Technologies

TellTail

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TellTail is a software that will address critical needs within the pig production industry.

Hazel Technologies

CMDTY

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CMDTY specializes in delivering data, analytical tools and workflow solutions that drive sustainability in the area of agriculture markets.

Hazel Technologies

INCOBRASA INDUSTRIES

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Incobrasa is a soybean processing & biodiesel manufacturing company in Central Illinois with roots in the industry going back over 50 years.

Hazel Technologies

Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.

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Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. is a food production company offering food manufacturing and foodservice.

Hazel Technologies

Vienna Beef

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Vienna Beef is a food production company offering Vienna beef

Hazel Technologies

Furst-McNess Co.

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Furst-McNess is an agricultural company.

Hazel Technologies

Georgia Nut Company

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Georgia Nut Company is a food & beverages company offering snacks and nuts.

Hazel Technologies

Titan Tire Corporation

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Titan Tire Corporation International provides undercarriage products, tires, and wheels to off road, and farm equipment vehicles.

Hazel Technologies

PlantLink

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PlantLink sells connected devices that monitor plant health.

Hazel Technologies

Field Notes

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I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.

Hazel Technologies

Grecian Delight Foods

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Grecian Delight Foods is a food production company that offers flatbreads, dips, specialty meats, and appetizers.

Hazel Technologies

Wholesome Harvest Baking

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Wholesome Harvest Baking is a food production company that offers frozen and par-baked products.

Hazel Technologies

Crop Copter

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Crop Copter is a landscape of UAV providers in agriculture.

Hazel Technologies

Mars Food

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Mars Food fully integrated manufacturer and marketer of food.

Hazel Technologies

Lawrence Foods, Inc.

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Lawrence Foods is a food production company that manufactures bakery foods and ingredients.

Hazel Technologies

Dutch Farms

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Dutch Farms is a dairy firm providing eggs, dairy, deli, meat and bakery products.

Hazel Technologies

AQUA Carpatica

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AQUA Carpatica provides natural mineral water.

Hazel Technologies

Agri-King, Inc.

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Agri-King is a farming company that offers livestock production.

Hazel Technologies

Rose Packing Company

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Rose Packing Company is a food production company that offers beef and pork trimmings services.

Hazel Technologies

Petrichor

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Petrichor is a cloud-based platform for agribusiness risk management, trade execution, and supply chain management.

Hazel Technologies

Cozzini

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Cozzini designs and manufactures food processing products.

Hazel Technologies

Wyffels Hybrids

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Wyffels Hybrids is a farming company that offers corn seeds and grains.

Hazel Technologies

W. Newell & Co

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W. Newell & Co., LLC distributes fresh produce to retailers in the United States.

Hazel Technologies

Woodland Foods

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Woodland Foods is a food production company providing herbs, powdered mushrooms, heirloom beans, and polenta.

Hazel Technologies

Gonnella Baking Co.

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Gonnella Baking Co. is a food production company that manufactures bread products and frozen dough products

Hazel Technologies

Precision Laboratories, LLC

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Precision Laboratories is a chemicals firm offering chemistries applied to plants, seeds, soil, and water.

Hazel Technologies

Columbus Vegetable Oils

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Columbus Vegetable Oils is a food production company offering vegetable oils, dips, salad dressing, and sauces.

Hazel Technologies

Farm Credit Illinois

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Farm Credit Illinois is a finance firm in the agricultural sector that offers farm loans, crop insurance & farm real estate loan services.

Hazel Technologies

Teejet Technologies

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TeeJet Technologies is an agricultural applications technology.

Hazel Technologies

AgriBank

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AgriBank is a bank that delivers excellent returns to savers and lends to the UK agricultural industry.

Hazel Technologies

Ag Solutions Network

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Ag Solutions Network is a crop production system that gives every farmer and every plant a better chance.

Hazel Technologies

St. Charles Trading

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St. Charles Trading is concerned with the trade of food ingredients on national and international level.

Hazel Technologies

American Chemet Corporation

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American Chemet Corporation is a mining & metals company providing cuprous oxide, cupric oxide, and copper oxide agricultural fungicides.

Hazel Technologies

Agroinvest

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Agroinvest is geostrategically located to the Markets of the Black Sea and global shipping routes.

Hazel Technologies

Deeproots

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Deeproots make Artificially Intelligent Software that could be retrofitted to agriculture vehicles like tractors to make them autonomous.

Hazel Technologies

EPL Bio Analytical Services

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EPL Bio Analytical Services provides analytical laboratory sevices.

Hazel Technologies

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.

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Lunchtime Solutions is a food & beverages company specializing in school food and food management services.

Hazel Technologies

Harvest Moon Sustainable Ventures

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Harvest Moon creates high quality full spectrum oils and distillatefor use in everyday healing hemp products

Hazel Technologies

AgYield

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AgYield uses the guesswork of a marketing campaign and sales control mechanisms to establish productivity.

Hazel Technologies

Defiance Metal Products

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Defiance Metal Products is an engineering company providing vehicle, construction, and agricultural equipment.

Hazel Technologies

Crest Foods Co., Inc.

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Crest Foods Co. is a food production company offering dry food products.

Hazel Technologies

Walterscheid Powertrain Group

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Walterscheid Powertrain Group is a maker of drivelines and gearbox for agricultural equipment.

Hazel Technologies

Agrown

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Investment and educational opportunities in distributed agriculture.

Hazel Technologies

College Chefs, LLC

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College Chefs is a food & beverages company specializing in fraternity and sorority food services.

Hazel Technologies

Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc.

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Birkey’s Farm Store is a machinery company offering case construction.

Hazel Technologies

The Equity

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The Equity is a farming company that offers agronomy and grain services.

Hazel Technologies

Human Kinetics

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Human Kinetics produce innovativ

Hazel Technologies

Haak Innovations

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Solving problems in the engineering fields of agriculture, energy and transport with unparalleled thinking, that is Haak Innovations.

Hazel Technologies

2Blades Foundation

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2Blades Foundation is a Biotechnology company.

Hazel Technologies

Burrus Seed Company

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Burrus Seed Company is a family-owned and operated agriculture seed company servicing Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri.

Hazel Technologies

Compact Industries

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Compact Industries is a food production company manufacturing, packaging, and blending food

Hazel Technologies

Prater Industries

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Global leader in manufacturing processing equipment and systems for size reduction, separation, metering, compacting, and batch weighing.

Hazel Technologies

Agresource Company

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Agresource AgResource is an Agricultural Advisory/Research firm which forecasts domestic and world agricultural price trends

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