Redefining an industry, crossing industry lines and challenging gender disparities – that’s what caught Geri Stengel’s attention at Forbes about Amelia Baxter of Whole Trees Architecture and Structures and Sara Bellos of Stony Creek Colors, two of our most recent Ag Innovation Showcase companies.
Stengel’s article, Women And Nature: A Powerful Combination for the Planet and Business Growth, sums up what we’ve been noticing about women in ag as well.
In her article, Stengel highlights how women are driving innovation and business growth in the “sleepy” industry of agriculture. Using Whole Trees Architecture and Stony Creek Colors as case studies, she introduces her audience to two businesses that have broken into the agriculture industry in atypical ways; using cuts of wood conventionally discarded to build sustainable and beautiful homes (Whole Trees), and replacing pollutant dyes in the textile industry with naturally grown indigo in the U.S. (Stony Creek).
Both companies wowed the industry savvy audience at this year’s Ag Showcase in September. In fact, Whole Trees won the Best in Show award, with Stony Creek as a close runner up.
Read Geri Stengel’s Forbes article about two of our most recent Ag Showcase companies here.