UK: The twentysomethings changing the future of agriculture

Electric-powered trailers, modular vertical farming units, mushroom-picking robots, probiotics for plants, and more-efficient fertilizers. These are just some of the inventions created by talented men and women under 30 who have made this year’s Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list. The 2023 edition of the annual list, which is in its 12th year, was published on Tuesday (November 29).

Candidates are evaluated on factors including funding, revenue, social impact, inventiveness, and potential, and the sectors, of which there are 20 in total, ranging from social media and music to energy and consumer technology.

Below are the twentysomethings, across different Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, that have the potential to make large advancements in the agricultural industry.

The majority of people commended for work that will affect the agricultural sector fall this year under the social impact category.

Noah McQueen, co-founder of Heriloom, is on the list for his work offsetting carbon. Heriloom superheats limestone to extract its carbon dioxide (CO2) and stores it underground, where it there acts like a wring-out sponge, reabsorbing greenhouse gases from the air. Jacob Foss and Joshua Shefner, founders of Agricycle Global, join McQueen on the social impact list.

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