AgWiki

Solving World Food Problems Socially

AgWiki

Solving World Food Problems Socially

Perryville, MO
Consumer Internet
Agriculture
AgWiki is an online platform where farmers, and agriculturists, ranchers(and those in the food industry) all over the world connect and build relationships with one another. With approximately 28% of employed people across the globe working in agriculture, AgWiki provides a space for food producers everywhere to share and receive and share valuable knowledge.

$114,254

raised
158
Investors
$20.1M
Valuation
$0.05
Price per Share
$200.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$114,254

raised
158
Investors
$20.1M
Valuation
$0.05
Price per Share
$200.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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$200+
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The Tomato Plant
3 trees planted in your name + Join our investor-only community on AgWiki.
$1,000+
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The Flower Garden
5% bonus shares + 6 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.
$2,500+
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The Vegetable Garden
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$5,000+
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The Wheat Field
10% bonus shares + 15 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.
$10,000+
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The Rice Field
15% bonus shares + 20 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.
$20,000+
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The Corn Field
20% bonus shares + 25 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.

Reasons to Invest

Social good: AgWiki helps disseminate crucial environmental and agronomic information that could potentially have huge impacts on food production everywhere
Massive potential user base: There are nearly 570 million farms on the planet, with approximately 28% of all working people globally being employed within the agricultural industry
Collaboration with industry leaders: AgWiki attracts users by seeking out reputable and influential figures within the agriculture scene

A socially relevant, easy-to-use platform for food producers

Approximately 28% of all people employed across the globe work in agriculture. And although there is a vast wealth of knowledge about agriculture and farming, many food producers have limited access to it.

AgWiki provides a platform for agriculturists to share and seek information while building relationships with their industry peers. With over 2,200 users already on board, we’re just getting started. We seek to change the game for food producers across the globe—and help solve world hunger and starvation while we’re at it.

The Problem


Lack of access to agronomic information = global malnourishment

Climate change has created increasingly difficult conditions across the globe for both crop and livestock farming. 


Based on our extensive experience, there are vast amounts of agricultural knowledge and research, yet many food producers have limited access to this important agronomic information. For example, methods for something as vital as crop and livestock disease control are not shared around the globe on a regular nor timely basis.

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With more than 815 million malnourished people throughout the world and hunger as the leading cause of death globally, we simply can’t afford such limited knowledge sharing.

The Solution


Addressing world hunger via knowledge sharing

AgWiki has created a helpful and easy-to-use knowledge-sharing platform to connect food producers and provide life-saving information across the globe.

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*The product is currently under development, final results, layout and features may differ.

The Market


Agriculture is a vast global industry we all rely upon for survival

With nearly 570 million farms on the planet, approximately 28% of all people employed across the globe work in agriculture. That’s approximately 1 billion people who we believe could benefit from the type of information sharing offered by AgWiki.

Our Traction


Launched and building a community

In 2020, AgWiki launched as a Minimum Viable Product. Focusing on usability, our digital production team has made significant strides in developing a standout product. Currently, AgWiki has nearly 2,300 registered users.

*The product is currently under development, final results, layout and features may differ.

An important component of our information-sharing system, we’ve also begun introducing AgWiki to crucial influencers who are now onboarding as Community and Thought Leaders.

What We Do


AgWiki is an all-encompassing platform for agriculturists

*The product is currently under development, final results, layout and features may differ.

Users are able to: 

  • Join groups with similar interests and geolocations.

  • Build relationships with their fellow agriculturists across the globe. 

  • Share research documents with their followers or in groups.

  • Learn from Community and Thought Leaders hand-selected by AgWiki.

  • Stay up to date with news on ag topics aggregated from around the world, as well as market updates and analysis on ag commodities.

  • Buy or sell used equipment, as well as connect with local equipment dealers to buy new.

  • Access educational courses and receive certification in various topics of interest and importance (COMING SOON).

The Business Model


Generating revenue by adding value for users

*The product is currently under development, final results, layout and features may differ.

For AgWiki, we foresee 3 future revenue streams:


User fees:

  • Varied by region and usage

  • Starting at $5/month, maxing out at $200/month


Partnerships:

  • Selling ad space on AgWiki

  • Working with organizations that will sponsor various AgWiki Group pages


Online classes:

  • Collaborating with agronomic educators and institutions to provide courses in various subject matters (e.g., water preservation, soil health, sustainable production methods)

  • Users receive certification for classes taken

How We Are Different


Curated, regulated information for an agricultural audience

Currently, there does not appear to be a global competitor doing what we do. As a dedicated agronomic information platform, industry expertise is key for us. Our Community and Thought Leaders provide users a broad-section of professional agricultural, livestock, and food know-how.

*The product is currently under development, final results, layout and features may differ.

Although platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn provide some piecemeal features connecting people within the agriculture industry, such as interest groups dedicated to niche or general farming topics, they simply don’t offer the curated ag space that AgWiki does. Our goal is to maintain AgWiki’s social sharing purpose when it comes to the topics at hand. The goal of the platform is not to spark conversations around topics with a political agenda, it is to share important resources and information that can benefit the people using our platform. 

*The above data is based on management's experience and research.

The Vision


A massive user base to provide value all over the world

Within three years, we hope to reach two million active users.


Our ultimate vision is to become a well-known and highly valued resource for all those seeking to find or share food production information. 

*The projected users is based solely on good faith analysis conducted internally, actual results may differ.

OUR LEADERSHIP


Broad diversity of professional experience paired with strong collaboration

John LaRose Jr. and John LaRose, Sr. worked together to bring an idea forward that was originally based on the concept of sharing university-level research with crop producers worldwide. AgWiki is rooted in the idea of helping to spread awareness and making this valuable information globally accessible to farmers, ranchers, and agriculturalists.


From day one, most of the AgWiki team has been interacting virtually with peers and leadership in the agriculture space, and each team member possesses strong collaborative skills—all of which we believe are necessary in order to cultivate and curate a valuable resource that bridges borders and connects the global agriculture community.

Why Invest


Help us work toward solving world food problems

In an information and technology age as powerful as the one we currently live in, AgWiki sees no reason why so many people across the globe should be malnourished, why so many should die from starvation. 


We’re striving to be part of the solution. Are you?

Offering Summary


Company

:

AgWiki, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

19 North Main, Suite B, Perryville, MO 63775

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$200.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class A Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

200,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

21,400,000

Price per Share

:

$0.05

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$20,096,250.00











COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary regulatory COVID-19 relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days

In reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and February 28, 2021, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal shall not direct transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

Voting Rights of Securities sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint, the Vice Chairman of the Company (the "Vice-Chairman"), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the Vice-Chairman determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the Vice-Chairman for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency, and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 5 days and receive an additional 20% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 15 days and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 25 days and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.

Amount-Based:

$500 | The Tomato Plant

3 trees planted in your name + Join our investor-only community on AgWiki.

$1,000 | The Flower Garden

5% bonus shares + 6 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.

$2,500 | The Vegetable Garden

7% bonus shares + 10 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.

$5,000 | The Wheat Field

10% bonus shares + 15 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.

$10,000+ | The Rice Field

15% bonus shares + 20 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.

$20,000 | The Corn Field

20% bonus shares + 25 trees planted in your name + Join our investor community.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

AgWiki, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class A Common Stock at $0.05/ share, you will receive 110 Class A Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $5. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investor's eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$567.00 USD
$3,643.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$567.00 USD
$3,643.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$67,779.00 USD
$50,876.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$122,192.00 USD
$95,942.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$46,313.00 USD
-$40,944.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, AgWiki has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in AgWiki be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

AgWiki 'Thought Leader' Addresses Sustainability

5 days ago

A primary initiative at AgWiki is our Thought Leader and Community Leader programs. We seek out farmers, ranchers, agronomists, and scientists from around the globe to create and share content that is specific to their individual areas of expertise. Below is an article from one of our expert Thought Leaders on one of the most crucial topics in food production. 

Ignore Sustainability, Risk Losing Market Access

By Nancy Kavazanjian - Wisconsin Crop Farmer

https://go.agwiki.com/2020/12/10/ignore-sustainability-risk-losing-market-access/

Sustainability may mean different things to different people but that’s no excuse for anyone to ignore the trend.  Sustainably sourced food is mainstream and farmers and rural landowners who don’t get on board likely will lose major markets for their products.

From the ground up, processes and procedures designed to measure and advance sustainability throughout the food system are being instituted.  Companies with large buying clout such as Walmart, Costco and Kroger have turned to suppliers such as Cargill, Tyson, Dannon, General Mills and Perdue who in turn look to farmers for assurances that their products are being raised and produced sustainably.

When food companies measure sustainability they most often consider the soil, water, energy and air quality impacts of growing the food.  Often this definition also includes the treatment of farmworkers and animals.  While fair labor practices are not typically an item of concern in the U.S., where the minimum wage is mandated, labor issues are important in developing countries where multi-national food companies source coffee, cocoa, palm oil and other commodities.  And, few companies are even adding assessments for biodiversity and habitat loss.

What this means for farmers and ranchers is we must start proving their sustainability in terms of animal welfare, manure management, land-use practices, fuel use and carbon output.  They also must find ways to show continued improvements to our farm practices that improve our sustainability.

Thankfully, major farm organizations recognize the demand for food sustainability and have been working to help farmers measure and tell their sustainability stories both individually and cooperatively across the food chain.  The lifecycle analyses, roundtable discussions and metric benchmarking our major commodity organizations are engaged with are good starting points. Initiatives of the Midwest Row-Crop Initiative, Soil Health Partnership and Field-to-Market activities add more depth to farming’s involvement.

None of these initiatives go far enough.  Already select farmers are being asked to provide documented proof, in terms of real measurements, of their sustainability improvements.  Several well-financed companies offer computer programs that gather sustainability data from farmers and establish performance benchmarks for food companies to use in sourcing their meat, dairy, cotton, eggs and poultry. Next will come benchmarks for feed and manure management.

Once metrics are established lines are drawn, standards set and farms judged accordingly. Certainly, economics and financial well-being are part of the sustainability equation. Food companies understand, as do consumers, that farmers must make a livelihood to stay in business. Still, the burden now falls on individual farmers to demonstrate how they are using proper farming methods, technologies and management practices to protect the environment, their animals and their workers.

Anecdotal stories about earthworms, happy cows and pollinator habitats aren’t enough.  It’s time to adopt the best science and advanced technologies available to show continual, real progress.  We must share and compare our practices while recording and reporting our data to prove we are continually improving.

If farmers want to maintain their reputation as America’s original environmentalists then it’s vital to embrace the food sustainability movement. Track and analyze data.  Try a new practice.  Share and compare ideas and learn from others.  

Only then will U.S. farmers be able to maintain their status as the people who feed the world.

Virtual Conferences - An example of AgWiki's Capabilities and Our Future

26 days ago
AgWiki is furthering the advancement of educational opportunities in Agriculture. The conference can be viewed at www.nctd.net. Please see this outline as an example of our forthcoming AgWiki Education Platform. 

Nation’s Leading Ag Educational Conferences Will Be Going Virtual On February 10, 2021 

The 24th Annual Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, the Southern Corn & Soybean Conference, the Southern Precision Ag Conference, and the Delta States Irrigation Conference will be going live on February 10, 2021. 

The Virtual Conferences will be available to the public free of charge on the 10th of February 2021. 

There will be approx. 110 speaker presentations and over 50 CEU’s (all disciplines) will be available for Certified Crop Advisors.

Sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, US Rice Producers Association, and a production of MidAmerica Farm Publications & AgWiki.com. Academic Partners are the University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee, LSU AgCenter, Auburn University, and Texas A&M.

Technical Partners are USDA-ARS centers in Oxford, MS, Stoneville, MS and Auburn, Alabama Conservation Systems Conferences Virtual Experience 2021A production of MidAmerica Farmer Grower & AgWiki.com 

Free Virtual Conference with 110 Presentations and 55 Continuing Education Credits Available
  • 70 Researchers
  • 22 Farmers
  • 10 Certified Crop Consultants
  • 5 Round Table Presentations
  • 52 PhDs
Rice 

Soybeans
Cotton
Hemp

AgWiki Moving Forward

about 1 month ago

By Randy P. Krotz
AgWiki CEO
Feb. 2, 2021

Two years ago, as I was conducting a self-examination about the next step in my career, I was contacted by the founder of a new company called AgWiki. Joining a startup company was something I had never considered, primarily because most of my 35 years of professional experience have been in the corporate space, and I knew it would be a significant cultural change. Following multiple meetings with AgWiki’s founder, I felt it could be a good fit for me and checked one big box – I needed a couple of years with much less travel. That may seem simplistic, but I was tired of airports and hotels. The bigger picture was that I found AgWiki to be an exciting concept, bringing farmers, ranchers, researchers, and food and fiber experts from all over the globe together under one roof, so to speak. After all, I had spent much of my career advocating for agriculturalists worldwide, so it seemed natural to step into a leadership role and help launch an exciting effort with the ultimate focus of “solving the world’s food problems socially.” A mantra that we established for the company about a year ago.

Now we are up and running with a social platform that is genuinely in its adolescence. Our plan for adulthood is clear, and we are inspired by the engagement of food producers from 19 countries around the globe. To this point, we have bootstrapped the launch of AgWiki and only recently initiated the search for outside investment. We looked hard at crowdfunding early but came back to it recently as that space has continued to evolve. Fortunately, we were sought out by StartEngine, which felt like a shot of adrenalin regarding our funding efforts. StartEngine provides exposure to pre-IPO companies like AgWiki and allows investors a straight-forward path to owning stock in the company. An added comfort for potential investors is it’s SEC regulated. A fact that added a significant level of complexity in completing all aspects of the offering. If you want to learn more about our offering, go to www.startengine.com/agwiki.  

The connection and passion I have for this project are multifaceted. Most of my work in agriculture has focused on getting consumers to engage with farmers and vice versa. In reality, it is always most enjoyable to see a farmer or rancher speak with a peer. Geography or demographics is not significant; there is always a connection. That is how I think about AgWiki, with the addition of farmers building long-term relationships virtually to better their individual farms while overcoming the obstacles that lie before all food producers. 

See this article at https://go.agwiki.com/2021/01/29/moving-agwiki-forward/ 

Why AgWiki?

about 1 month ago

View this short video from our CEO - Randy Krotz, discussing the direction and goals for AgWiki. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9r0Js7ueCo

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, AgWiki has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in AgWiki be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

View One of AgWiki's Thought Leaders Discussing "Why AgWiki"

about 2 months ago

Kim Bremmer is a lifelong dairy farmer and food enthusiast. In this short video, she discusses the role farmers and ranchers have in solving challenges related to food production and how every farmer, regardless of size or production practices, should be involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwCdThYAScU

The Environment, Food Security, World Hunger, and Sustainability

about 2 months ago

AgWiki’s focus on solving world food problems by having those who grow and raise our food engaging socially has received high marks these past two weeks from investors on StartEngine. We are connecting farmers, ranchers, researchers, and nutritionists worldwide to come together to focus on the core challenges that face sustainable food production. Farmers working together and sharing their knowledge regarding soil health, animal disease, climate, water quality, and other crucial topics will help the millions of family farms that produce food around the globe.  

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