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Ag Tech Company Moving Headquarters From Kansas To Scottsdale

An agriculture technology company is moving its corporate headquarters from the country’s corn belt to Arizona.

AgJunction Inc. makes farm machine technology to help growers with their production.

AgJunction is moving headquarters from east Kansas to Scottsdale because, the CEO said in a statement, of the state’s focus on autonomous and ag tech industries.

Farming and innovative technology go hand-in-hand and AgJunction specifically makes auto steering systems: that’s where the software takes over a field tractor’s steering component.

It’s not unlike automated driving, and can help make precise applications of seeds, pesticides or harvest for the farmer. It's one option of what's being called 'precision agriculture.'

Company officials say the move to Arizona is expected to add expert and entry-level jobs.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.