Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of an agricultural
technology company, was named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30.”
I recently interviewed Vollmar for a story on FarmLogs, a
technology that helps farmers manage their farms and increase yield profits.
When I saw that he was given this prestigious title, I couldn’t help but
It feels good to see agricultural technology, and the
leaders therein, being recognized by major publications such as Forbes.
Vollmar was ranked in the Energy and Industry category of
the “30 under 30” list. At the age of 25, he has successfully started and
implemented an information technology business in the ag industry.
Forbes editors and
reporters worked with panels of experts to select the brightest stars under the
age of 30, according to a FarmLogs press release. The magazine described its
choices as prodigies “reinventing the world right now.”
Vollmar grew up on a family farm in Michigan, so he knows
the farming world well. Now FarmLogs, under his leadership, provides farmers
with the ability to manage risk while monitoring prices, expenses, crops and
The technology is used across the U.S. and around the globe.
Vollmar proves that young people have the power to make a
difference. And in the agriculture industry, which traditionally is fueled by
older males, this is a big statement.
The future of agriculture technology rests in the able hands
of people such as Vollmar, who prove every day that they have what it takes to
move agriculture forward.