Since starting E.B. Howard Consulting, in 2013, we have secured well over $60M in non-dilutive funding (e.g., SBIR/STTR funding). We have completed hundreds of proposals and project/program evaluations for our clients, as required by various funding agencies.
A couple of things to think about
1) you will have to do some reach into various types of non-dilutive funding. Grants, per say, should be part of the solution, but not the only solution. I would be looking into start-up competitions and corporate sponsorship
2) I would start researching into grant funding through various governments that are willing to fund in your area
3) I would also start looking at various agricultural companies (equipment or chemical), an that are well known in the industry (Ag-Chem Equipment, Alexander & Baldwin, Alico (company), Allen Family Foods, American Tractor Corporation, etc.) to name a few. These companies may having funding in various formats.
We tried starting one with our chapter of NAWBO. Everyone seems interested in it, but yet no one is willing to sign up or actually participate in it. As far as pricing goes - we are priced a few hundred dollars cheaper than other groups in the region.
They don't. That is a perception that is cultivated like an instagram image. You are only seeing the success. You are not seeing the countless hours of preparation, courting of fundings, and building a company worthy of funding. Not to mention the ridiculous amount of due diligence on the part of the funder to ensure that they are putting funding into something that is "fundable".
Just seeing your post now - We use Insightly. It is a little $$$, but it is great as a CRM for lead and opportunity flow and project management and task management. We did use ASANA for a long time. However, it was missing the CRM element that we needed to round out the project management element.