We have a lot to be thankful for — it’s been an exciting year for Artemis. Our team, our platform, our network, and the number of amazing growers we work with have all grown.

So, what are we most thankful for this year?

1. Our Team’s Core Values

This year, the Artemis team doubled in size, including our first full-time international hire. How have we managed to keep our teams in sync and uphold the company mission through so much growth? The core values at Artemis keep everyone that works here focused, encourages people to ask questions, and enables us to move quickly. 

  • We default to curiosity.
  • We align around solutions, not consensus.
  • We trust and respect each other.
  • We are a team, not a family.
  • We value ethics in building our company and platform.

2. Customer Feedback 

Without feedback from our customers, Artemis would not be the company it is today. The features and functionality our customers desire keep us moving forward. Because at the end of the day, we’re building technology for growers and their teams, so the user experience and the capabilities should match the needs of those users. Thank you to our customers for always speaking up about their processes and product wants and needs, so we can continue building the best software on the market.  

3. Our Rebrand 

This year, Agrilyst rebranded to Artemis. The rebrand reflects our company’s position as the leading enterprise Cultivation Management Platform. We wanted a name that could be pronounced by our customers spread across countries and continents and that represented where we’re going as a company. We chose Artemis, the Greek goddess of all things living. Our new logo, an orange shield, represents our purpose of helping growers protect their businesses and reduce risk in the supply chain.

4. Our Partners 

The Artemis Partner Network expanded immensely in 2019. In order to bring our customers a comprehensive tool belt for de-risking operations, we brought together best-in-class solution providers across the agriculture landscape. Our partners include Netsuite, Metrc, Scanit Technologies, CropWalk, Schneider Electric, and Plant Geek Consulting, just to name a few. 

5. Each and every specialty crop that makes its way to the Thanksgiving table. 

There are endless Thanksgiving dinner traditions across the United States. To list each and every dish the Artemis team loves would be an impossible feat, but here are a few facts about our favorites. This year, the farms we work with harvested over a billion pounds of product and a few of those crops are certainly celebrated this time of year. 

Pumpkin — More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the United States each year, and more than 495 million of those pounds are grown in Illinois. 

Green Beans — There are two types of green beans. Pole beans grow much like a climbing vine and require a stake or trellis. Bush beans spread up to two feet and do not require structural support.

Leafy Greens —  California and Arizona grow 99.5% of the lettuce grown in the U.S.

Bell Peppers — According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, bell peppers were first produced commercially in the southern United States.

Carrots — In 2012, the U.S. was the 3rd largest producer of carrots. Approximately 80-90% of U.S. carrots are grown in California. 

What are you thankful for? Tell us in the comments below!