Congratulations to Clark T. Tell, co-founder and chief executive officer at Aqua-Yield. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.
Growing up working on his family’s sod farm, BioGrass Sod Farms, Clark T. Bell knew the business of agriculture. He started his nanotechnology fertilizer company, Aqua-Yield, to disrupt that very business, save farms costs and increase their crop yield. And while he was “laughed out of the room” when he first approached farmers about adopting his technology, Bell is the one laughing now: the company has grown 320 percent in four yeas and is selling 32 states and six foreign countries. But while the rising revenue growth is exciting to Bell, the most gratifying thing is seeing how his product really helps farms.
“I have met with family farms in Florida that were about to go out of business if it were not for the Aqua-Yield technology. Seeing the end impact for our farmers and helping them survive and thrive is what I am most singularly proud of,” he says.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Bell serves as a board member on the Jordan Education Foundation, which raises money for teachers that do not have enough resources for their classroom. “I haven’t yet found a teacher in Utah that doesn’t dip into their own bank account to support their classroom and this must end! Our board finds ways to support our amazing teachers.”