Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of an agricultural technology company, was named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30.”

I recently interviewed Vollmar for a story on FarmLogs, a technology that helps farmers manage their farms and increase yield profits. When I saw that he was given this prestigious title, I couldn’t help but smile.

It feels good to see agricultural technology, and the leaders therein, being recognized by major publications such as Forbes.

Vollmar was ranked in the Energy and Industry category of the “30 under 30” list. At the age of 25, he has successfully started and implemented an information technology business in the ag industry.

Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels of experts to select the brightest stars under the age of 30, according to a FarmLogs press release. The magazine described its choices as prodigies “reinventing the world right now.”

Vollmar grew up on a family farm in Michigan, so he knows the farming world well. Now FarmLogs, under his leadership, provides farmers with the ability to manage risk while monitoring prices, expenses, crops and more.

The technology is used across the U.S. and around the globe.

Vollmar proves that young people have the power to make a difference. And in the agriculture industry, which traditionally is fueled by older males, this is a big statement.

The future of agriculture technology rests in the able hands of people such as Vollmar, who prove every day that they have what it takes to move agriculture forward.