Iowa City, Iowa – April 21, 2022  — Agricultural drone spraying company Rantizo has made the FoodTech 500 list for the 3rd consecutive year.

The FoodTech 500 commemorates the top-tier companies in the AgriFoodTech industry that focus their efforts on sustainable ways to farm. Coming in at No. 74, the advancement of Rantizo on the list shows year-over-year progress in providing sustainable agricultural services to farmers and ranchers

Elevating precision agriculture since 2018, Rantizo’s drone application systems and services boast many environmental benefits that contribute to sustainable agricultural practices. Agricultural drone spraying improves sustainability by:

  • Reducing or eliminating soil compaction to encourage healthier soils
  • Promoting water quality through precise spot spraying
  • Advancing precision agriculture with targeted application of inputs
  • Offering an additional method for cover crop seeding

“We are honored to be included in the FoodTech 500 list,” said Rantizo CEO Matt Beckwith. “At Rantizo, we are committed to deploying field-ready innovations that support the sustainability and profitability of the producers we rely upon for food, fuel and fiber.”

Since Rantizo was founded, the company has been named to the FoodTech 500 list every year. It rose from #239 in 2019 to #105 in 2020 and #74 in 2021.

The FoodTech 500 review includes identification of company fulfillment of United Nation SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). According to the list, Rantizo was recognized as fulfilling three of those goals: Zero Hunger; Clean Water & Sanitation; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

In 2021, more than 2,250 list applications were received from more than 85 countries around the world.

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