AgLaunch Value-Added Agriculture focuses on helping farm-based businesses grow new crops or pursue new market opportunities. There are hundreds of food companies in Tennessee, and many more companies that produce other agricultural-based products for industrial or consumer use, that currently import the majority of their raw materials. AgLaunch assists entrepreneurs, works to systematically identify markets for agricultural crops and livestock, and addresses the barriers to scaling up new value-chains in the region. Barriers that are being identified include breeding new varieties of crops, crop insurance, herbicide carryover, working capital, labor, processing, and price transparency among others. Systematic interventions to address these issues will allow the rapid scale up of new value-chains connecting farmers with markets that are scalable to different size farms and different markets. AgLaunch is a joint initiative of Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Tennessee Department of Agriculture.