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Agren streamlines conservation planning from hours to minutes. Operational in 64 counties, we seek funds for a national rollout.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Carroll, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 1996
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Agren’s software is an on-line conservation planning service. The tools allow users to plan conservation practice alternatives like farm ponds or wetlands on agricultural land with dramatic increases in speed, ease, and accuracy using remotely-sensed elevation data (LiDAR). Agren’s customers span both public and private sectors and include local, state, and federal government agencies, non-profits, engineers, and land improvement contractors.


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    Thomas J. Buman

    Tom has insight and experience in conservation planning that allows him to conceive innovative tools that benefit both agriculture and natural resources. Tom leads concept and scope of work development for each software application, continuously challenging scientists, programmers, and subject matter experts to achieve a higher level of innovation. He previously spent 14 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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    Stanley Buman
    Vice President

    Stan leads Agren’s sales and marketing efforts. He has worked tirelessly across the U.S. to forge strong private and public partnerships that will accelerate the use of LiDAR technology for efficient conservation planning. For over 26 years, he has worked in natural resources management, first as a Soil Conservationist and District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and later at Agren.

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    Jamie R Ridgely
    Vice President

    Jamie’s experience in project management, organization, and attention to detail are critical to her multiple roles of leading software development, overseeing operations, and directing the consulting business. She frequently coordinates teams of scientists, developers, and conservation practitioners, continuously monitoring development timelines and budgets. She joined Agren in 1999 and became a managing partner in 2007.


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    Mr. Richard A. Malm
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    Mr. Pat O'Brien