Helping Agriculture Build the Biobased Frontier

MARC-IV has been working with farmers and agricultural organizations for twenty years to grow and advance a biobased economy.


Each member of our team has a unique, personal passion for farming and the community that agriculture supports. We are dedicated to discovering sustainably-produced new products and developing new applications for existing products that benefit agriculture. We maintain connections with agricultural producers to assess the market potential of new crops and value-added opportunities for existing commodities.


From research to business planning, from marketing forecasts to economic model and favorable state and national policy development, MARC-IV can elevate your biobased opportunity to commercial reality.


Let us help pave your pathway to success; we can be the keystone technical and economic partner for your innovation.



MARC-IV’s Alan Weber has been a valuable member of our team preparing and administering our large multi-million dollar grants. He provides excellent insights into the Ag economy and related government affairs that we cannot get anywhere else.”

– Dr. Jan Jaworksi, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center