We believe that farmers and the goods they work so hard to produce are the lifeblood of civilization. Farming is always difficult, often thankless, and never glamorous. Rewards are not guaranteed, despite best efforts. To help farmers and their families thrive requires coordination, fairness, and efficiency between their operation and those that make up the web of interconnected specialties in agriculture – brokers, carriers, buyers, resellers, grain elevators, agronomists, marketing specialists, crop insurance agents… the list goes on and on.
It is the mission of Agulus to provide American agriculture with the tools necessary to best accomplish these goals, and in doing so, better our lives, future, country, and world.
In 2006, Agulus founder Mathew Sanford envisioned the need for innovative, smart, and easy to use software that would single a sea change in how the agricultural industry operated. Inefficiencies and obstacles could be removed, and an era of openness and transparency would begin. 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, and is rapidly expanding to broaden its array of offerings to American farming.
Founder & CEO
Mathew has called South Carolina home for over 25 years.
Most recently, he was the Operations Director of Palmetto Grain Brokerage in Ridgeland, South Carolina. During his near 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, focusing on the hydroponic production of heirloom tomatoes on a commercial scale.
Mathew has a keen interest in 3D printing and circuit design, as well as developing hydroponic systems and plant nutrient solutions.
Co-founder & President
Born in Georgia, Glen has called the Carolinas home his entire life.
From 2002-2005, he worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency in Columbia, SC as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist, overseeing the Common Land Unit (CLU) project. Glen attended the University of South Carolina where he studied computer science, remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and LiDAR, with a particular interest in the modeling of soil erosion and water quality.
Glen has spent over 20 years in the information technology industry. He was co-founder and Director of Operations for Atlantia Technology Group from 2005-2014, developing communications software and ensuring the security of sensitive data. Glen was lead project manager at Croptell from 2013-2015, working with then-CTO Mathew Sanford. From 2015 to 2019, Glen was the IT Manager for Henderson County Government in North Carolina, overseeing staff, projects, and operations.
He is currently a councilman for the Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council (formerly a USDA program), working with farmers and other stakeholders to mitigate erosion and combat invasive species.
Glen has an interest in native plant species, including muscadine, paw paws, and chinquapin, and is an avid outdoorsman.