Update — March 17, 2016: Glen Kroeker, most recently the director of FCC Management Software for Farm Credit Canada, has been hired as the general manager of technology for Farm At Hand and FarmLink.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Farm At Hand and FarmLink team,” said Kroeker in a statement on Wednesday. “The amount of positive change in farm management and grain marketing that both companies have brought to farmers is truly impressive.”
“We are sad to see Kim and Himanshu leave,” noted FarmLink co-founder and CEO Mark Lepp, “at the same time we are happy to add Glen’s experience to our team and excited for what the future of the app holds.”
Months after announcing a merger with FarmLink Marketing Solutions, the founders of farm management software company Farm At Hand are leaving the company.
Kim Keller informed users in an email on Monday that Himanshu Singh and her will no longer be part of the Farm At Hand team after March 31st.
It is with heavy hearts I tell you that Himanshu and I are leaving the company we co-founded: Farm At Hand. Our last official day as part of the team will be March 31, 2016.
Launched in 2012, the company provides a free cloud-based mobile app to help producers maintain field records while tracking equipment, grain inventory and sales. In November 2015, they announced they were joining forces with FarmLink — the Winnipeg-based grain marketing advisory firm.
She says the merger with FarmLink is complete, and there will be no changes to Farm At Hand’s data policies, “nor will any of you see any disruptions in the amazing service we have always provided.”
Farm At Hand co-founder Himanshu Singh sat down with Shaun Haney at FarmTech earlier this winter to discuss the company’s growth and future.
Keller, who was born and raised on a farm near Melfort, Saskatchewan, notes they will remain involved in the agriculture industry. Singh worked with Quintapps Software Solutions Inc. before switching his focus to building software for farmers.
Under Keller and Singh’s leadership, Farm At Hand was also active in raising awareness about mental health issues in farming. The company raised over $13,000 for the Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line selling ag-themed t-shirts as part of its #hereforfarmers campaign in 2015.