Project 17 Business Programs

The mission of Project 17 Business Programs is to assist existing and emerging agricultural-technology companies with the robust development of their businesses and of processes for dovetailing technological solutions into agriculture to solve the increasingly challenging issues around food production, safety and marketing.

Project 17 Business Programs encourage and facilitate dialog and create information exchange among providers of advanced agricultural technologies, users and funders in order to promote the adoption by the agricultural industry of technology solutions that will increase their bottom-line profitability. 

The Programs aim to engage investors, product & service providers, regional institutions and jurisdictions in research, education and dialog to improve the value and accelerate the acceptance in the market of agricultural technology products, whether they be software, hardware, electronics, mechanical, agronomy, internet-based, energy, or water-conservation.  

Programs help developers, manufacturers and distributors of high-tech products for growers, shippers and processors break down market barriers to awareness and acceptance of innovative solutions.  They increase resources for more expansive and far-reaching customer education and group-sponsored research programs. 

If you and/or your firm are interested in participating in the funding opportunities around the businesses participating in Project 17 Business Programs, please call Rock Clapper at 650-352-1506  or email Rock at

Copyright Barich Business Services 2012                Barich Business Services  831-462-1413  Project 17  is partially funded by a contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.