Developed by farmers for farmers.

The majority of the founding team grew up on a farm and continue to farm as their livelihood.

After several years of prototyping the SmartCore on the family farm, Troy dove into the challenge full time.

Troy, Drew and several of Troy's family co-founded Rogo to solve challenges in Agricultural soil sampling.

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The Team

Troy Fiechter

Focus: Mechanical Product R&D, Sampling Operations

Drew Schumacher

Focus: Business Growth, 

Software R&D

Vince Fiechter
R&D Assoc.

Focus: Product Development, Sales

Darin Fiechter
R&D Assoc.

Focus: Product Development

Benjamin Fiechter
R&D Assoc.

Focus: Product Development

Board of Advisors

Greg Willoughby
Ph.D. Agronomist, Helena Chemical Company

Agronomist and Technical Manager of the North Central US for Helena Agri-Enterprises, to provide us deep insight into soil and a large fertilizer company.

Brian Vulgamore
Owner, Vulgamore Family Farms

Leader in a large family farm with a majority of acreage in Kansas, to challenge us from a customer perspective and share industry insights and connections.

Chad Aeschliman
Vice President of Analytics, DTN

Ph.D. Computer Engineer, currently leading analytics at at DTN (previously Spensa Tech.), guiding us on control algorithms, software, and data analysis.

Dave Mowers
Agronomist and Ag Consultant, Independent

Agronomist and Consultant with a soil lab, to keep us focused on soil health, provide soil lab perspective, and understand key new ideas in the industry.

Bryan Meyer
Automation Engineer, Control-IT

Robotics Automation E.E. and Consultant with over 20+ years of industry experience, to advise us on the automation of control systems.