Ag-specific Website and Search Engine Launched by AgHaven

TAMPA, Fla. (March 3, 2011) – Growers, ranchers and other agriculture industry professionals who are frustrated by Internet search engines not turning up relevant results now have a better option.

AgHaven announced the launch of its breakthrough website ‑ ‑ this week at Commodity Classic, which is designed to provide relevant search results specific to agriculture and offer online marketplace and networking opportunities.

“The ag industry is one of the most important industries in our country and in the world, but we realized this market was underserved when it came to online experiences,” said Srik Soogoor, president of AgHaven. “It is exciting to develop the next generation web application that’s just for agriculture without the challenges that people may experience on other sites.”

According to Soogoor, who developed this cutting-edge search engine technology, AgHaven is semantic-based, which means the online search knows you are only interested in agriculture-related terms and only turns up relevant results. The site also provides a one-stop shop for:

·         Ag news and analysis

·         Online marketplace for ag equipment, crops and livestock

·         Agopedia, an agriculture encyclopedia, where registered users help drive content

·         Real-time weather reports

·         Online groups that allow users to find communities of people who share common passions, interests, affiliations and goals

·         Links to market commentaries and users’ blogs

·         Analytics including search and online social media analytics and a variety of media platforms for advertising partners

“I know how important it is that we enable farmers, ranchers and others in rural America the means to communicate their business on a broad scale and have access to quality, industry-specific content,” said Brian McGahey, who serves as a director of AgHaven and also helps run his family ranch in Oklahoma. “AgHaven allows collaboration and online business efficiencies that the ag industry can’t get anywhere else.”

Registration on the site is free and easy, and registered users control how much information they share with the site and with other registered users. Visit for more information.