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Helping Commodity Traders and Feed Mills Harvest the Power of Data

Helping Commodity Traders and Feed Mills Harvest the Power of Data


Sprout Solutions’ software enhances full suite of agribusiness operations.

Company // Sprout Solutions

Entrepreneurs // Gretchen Henry and Jim Taylor

What They Do // Sprout Solutions has created two platforms for ag-based clients. CommodiTrade helps traders manage logistics, storage, analytics and other factors so they can reduce risk and better leverage their assets. Milling Station enables feed mills to view and trace ingredients in their inventory, track sales and purchases, oversee scheduling and manage other in-house operations. Milling Station also keeps users current on federal regulations, allowing them to reduce recall risk.

Working together seamlessly or separately, these two software tools deliver operational efficiency for clients that “move ingredients, manufacture and ship feed, and track usage and analytics to help with decision-making,” said Henry, Sprout Solutions’ CEO and co-founder.

The Inspiration // Sprout Solutions sits at the crossroads of financial systems and agribusiness—a perfect fit for Henry, who grew up in a farming community and has deep experience in IT, web-based solutions and compliance with federal regulations.

Sprout Solutions provides “a full gamut of IT and hosted solutions” for remote feed mills and commodity trading operations. Clients get more than just software, though: “We’re unique in our space by including IT response in our service,” Henry said.

What’s Next // Henry and Taylor want to continually improve Sprout Solutions so that it can help clients keep up with changes to industry regulations. The company also plans to add staff to its IT and sales teams.

How to Contact // Sprout Solutions, (913) 553-3643, sprout-solutions.com


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Pete Dulin is a freelance writer based in Kansas City, Mo. He is also the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, KC Ale Trail, Last Bite: 100 Recipes from Kansas City's Best Chefs and Cooks, and Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries in Central Kansas and Missouri. // www.petedulin.com

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