MEET THE TEAM
Michael R. Shuppenhauer PhD
Advisor, Principal Grant Investigator
Since 2006 lead biogas efforts for European technology leaders in the US. He holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering fromthe TU Hamburg and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.
Nathan Slaton PhD
Assistant Director now Agriculture Experiment Station for the University of Arkansas, leading two labs specializing in agricultural analyses, testing services, and fertilizer recommendations.
Merle Anders PhD
Consultant for Unilever, sustainability, and Ducks Unlimited, water resources, Former Rice Systems Agronomist for the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center, and international soil scientist.
At Arva Intelligence, we are farmers first. Our challenges are the same as yours, especially when dealing with data. We had collected data for years, but had little success turning that data into something actionable — USB drives, file folders, and binders were piling up, and our devices were full of farm apps. We decided to do something about it and took the challenge head on.
After three years of an on-going research collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, and the University of Arkansas, we founded Arva Intelligence in 2018. Now, we're bringing farmers, suppliers, and manufacturers the same technology we use to streamline decision making for agronomics, economics, and sustainability.
As a deep technology B-Corportation, Arva Intelligence is deeply committed to protect the economic profitability of farmers and the environmental health of farmland. We continue to create, innovate, and deploy cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to enhance our ability to scale profitable and sustainable agriculture.