Farmspace Systems

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Farmspace is a veteran-led and staffed company, leveraging 75 years of military and aviation experience including experience gained from involvement in the rapid development and growth of unmanned platforms in the military. Farmspace capable of global commercial operations, now, through existing and developing commercial agreements.

Farmspace's partnership with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) empowers the company to conduct research and development (R&D) operations for MTSU over a 5,000-acre FAA authorized research range.

 

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Senior Leadership

 
 

SVP/Business manager

Jerry Dunlap

Jerry is a pioneer in the development of the internet. In 1995 he co-founded an internet connectivity startup, ISDN-Net, the first in TN recruiting Gibson Guitar as their first customer. With this first Linux-based firewall, Jerry generated a rapid rise in revenue and customer base with the company named in 1997 the fastest growing in Middle Tennessee. Jerry co owned 5 data centers in TN and oversaw, as CEO, 5 profitable acquisitions growing them to a value of $13M before selling all ISP assets in 2012. An experienced and proven entrepreneur, his association with Farmspace began in 2015.


 
 

 
 

EVP/Co-Founder

Capt. Derick Seaton USAF, (Ret.)

Derick enlisted in the United States Air Force following high school. He earned multiple aviation maintenance certification and qualifications during his 14 years service as an enlisted aviation technician. In 2000, he received commission and designation as an Aviation Maintenance Officer. After retiring, Derick worked with the ISR Group, a provider of UAS (drone) services to the military. There he was responsible for safety and compliance. Derick serves on the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Aviation Advisory Board and is the Tennessee State President of the Air Force Association.

 
 

 
 

Ceo/co-founder

LtGen John Castellaw, USMC (Ret.)

“Glad” graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin (UTM) with a degree in Agriculture and a commission in the Marines. For 36 years he led Marine including serving as Deputy Commandant for Aviation and then for Programs and Resources before retiring in 2008 and returning to his Tennessee family farm. He is a FAA certified commercial unmanned aerial vehicle pilot (drone pilot). Castellaw continues to travel widely recently visiting Cuba, Israel, Qatar, the Central African Republic, and Australia. He also provides expertise and consultancy regarding food insecurity’s impact on national security.