ABOUT SWEETWATER TECHNOLOGIES POWERED BY GRIPP

Our Mission – Together we grow and empower agriculture communities through technological solutions.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE STAND FOR

It is our vision to build economic growth through future agricultural generations. At the heart of SweetWater Technologies are the Powered by Gripp Values representing Growth, Respect, Innovation, Precision, and People. Stemming from a six-generation farm family, we not only have a passion for agriculture, but a dedication to our values. These values focus on the betterment of agriculture and beyond for future generations. We aspire to guide the entrepreneurs of agriculture through the challenges of business ownership and income diversification with our proven systems and strategies. Become a partner of SweetWater Technologies today!

 

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DEFINING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

The combination of expertise and drive has culminated into a mindset of operational excellence around drone application and precision agriculture. SweetWater Technologies is able to solve critical industry challenges with proven equipment solutions, custom-labeled performance crop inputs, and strategic business organization.

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WHY DRONE APPLICATION

According to Fortune Business Insights, the global market for drone use within agriculture is poised to grow from $4.98 billion in 2023 to $18.22 billion by 2030. Driven by a faltering labor market, continued increase in operations’ cost, and growing regulatory pressure, the use of drones and other methods of precision agriculture are on the rise. As of February 2024, the USDA forecasts another year-over-year decrease of net farm income, estimating a $39.8 billion decrease from 2023 before adjusting for inflation. The continuing call to action within American agriculture is to produce more output per unit of input with focus on ROI, increasing the demand for drone application.

  • Ability to spray where topography or soil conditions may hinder traditional methods.
  • Make in-season passes without the risk of crop damage from ground equipment.
  • Precision application, resulting in minimal drift, allowing for spot treatment, prevention of soil compaction, and accurate spraying in areas close to civilization.
  • Greater rate of schedule availability at a lower incurred cost.
  • Drastic decrease in fuel usage and emissions output.
  • Increased coverage, leading to more efficiency and boosted yields (greater ROI).

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THE COMMITMENT TO SPRAY ONE MILLION ACRES

The Road To One Million Acres™ is more than a simple tagline or long-term goal. It is our commitment to spray one million acres in a single year utilizing drones. By doing so, we are dedicated to reducing the cost of production, more efficiently deploying assets, and diversifying income by providing farmers with faster access to environmentally superior innovations, generating more output per unit of input.

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SWEETWATER TECHNOLOGIES’ SERVICEABLE TERRITORY

SweetWater Technologies Powered by Gripp is based in Bureau County, Illinois in the heart of the I-80 Corridor. Utilizing our centralized location, SweetWater is recruiting business partners to serve producers with focus on, but not exclusive to, the I-80 Corridor from York, NE to Toledo, OH, and everywhere in between.

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MEET OUR FAMILY

Our dedicated team prides itself in the living out the Powered by Gripp Values of Growth, Respect, Innovation, Precision, and People. Whether you are a partner of SweetWater Technologies or aspiring to become a partner, it is our duty to provide you with the tools and answers that you need to have in order to operate your business successfully.

Chad Gripp

Owner

TeNeille Gripp

Owner

Hannah Harrell

Strategic Partnership Director

David Taylor

VP of Operations

Michelle Dykstra

Strategic Development Director

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