About Agulus

Empowering American Agriculture™

Our Vision

Farmers and the goods they work so hard to produce are the lifeblood of civilization. Farming is always difficult, often thankless, and never glamorous. To help farmers and their families thrive requires coordination, fairness, timeliness, and efficiency.

Our mission at Agulus is to provide the American agriculture industry with the tools necessary to accomplish these goals. We believe that in doing so, we better our lives, country, and world. Read more about Agulus in this front-page article in the Upstate Business Journal or contact us for more information.

Our History

Agulus co-founder Mathew Sanford envisioned the need for innovative, smart, and easy to use solutions that would change how the agricultural industry operated. Benefits could be enjoyed mutually between parties, and no one could put their thumb on the scale with bias and special interests. Agulus has been facilitating agricultural commodity trading across the United States since. Now, we focus on expanding our offerings to American farmers, buyers, brokers, carriers, and beyond.

matt sanford, agulus ceo

Mathew Sanford

Co-Founder & CEO

Mathew has called South Carolina home for over 25 years.

Mathew was the Operations Director of Palmetto Grain Brokerage in Ridgeland, South Carolina. During his 15-year tenure there, Mathew was responsible for technical and operational matters regarding the trade of billions of dollars’ worth of agricultural commodities.

From 2013-2015 Mathew was Chief Technology Officer of Croptell, a KCoe Isom agricultural software development startup. In 2014 Mathew founded Tasty Farms in Georgia, producing hydroponic heirloom tomatoes on a commercial scale.

glen watson, agulus president

Glen Watson

Co-founder & President

A native of South Carolina, Glen has spent over 20 years in the information technology industry. From 2015 to 2019, Glen was the IT Manager for Henderson County Government in North Carolina, overseeing staff, projects, and operations. He was co-founder and Director of Operations for Atlantia Technology Group from 2005-2014. Glen was lead project manager at Croptell from 2013-2015, working with then-CTO Mathew Sanford. 

From 2002-2005, he worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency in Columbia, SC as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist. At the USDA he oversaw the Common Land Unit (CLU) project. Glen attended the University of South Carolina where he studied computer science, remote sensing, GIS, GPS, LiDAR, soil erosion, and water quality issues. Glen is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Masters of Project Management (MPM) from Western Carolina University. He is a 2019 alumnus of the agribusiness program jointly offered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson Extension.

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