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Ontario AgCast – Jonathan Lamb


Jonathan Lamb is a partner in Lamb Farms and Oakfield Corners Dairy. We talk cows, genomics and employees. This is a great example where “big” and “family” go together in more ways than one. Jonathan will be in Ontario speaking at the Wallenstein Feed and Supply Dairy Producer Meeting on January 31.

Future of Agriculture – The Journey of Blockchain Adoption in Agricultural Supply Chains with Dr. Nishant Dass

Dr. Nishant Dass is an associate professor and Ph.D. Coordinator in finance at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. His areas of expertise include major areas of financing and business management including CEO-Compensation, Corporate Governance, Mutual Funds, Trade Credit, and International Finance. He has plenty of published papers under his name with regards to financing and has extensive experience providing sage financial advice to startups and other small companies. He has recently picked up an interest in Blockchain technology, citing it as the next big thing since the internet.

 

In this episode, Dr. Nishant Dass discusses the potential and limitations of Blockchain technology. He explains why Bitcoin is not Blockchain, the kinds of problems Blockchain can solve in the near future, and why Blockchain doesn’t guarantee truth. He also shares what he believes will happen within the next two to three years with regards to its inevitable global implementation.

 

“If the internet is about exchanging information and Bitcoin exchanging money, then Blockchain is about exchanging value.”– Dr. Nishant Dass

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • Why he likes to work with startups.
  • How he discovered Blockchain
  • How he applies his knowledge of Blockchain to his work
  • Is the concept of Blockchain overhyped?
  • The differences between Bitcoin and Blockchain.
  • How he sees Blockchain tech developing in supply chains.
  • Situations where Blockchain tech can improve efficiency.
  • The limitations of Blockchain.
  • What we expect to see from Blockchain in the near future.
  • What needs to happen for Blockchain to be successful.

 

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The Future of Agriculture Podcast is now part of the Farm and Rural Ag Network. Listen to more ag-related podcasts by subscribing on iTunes or on the Farm and Rural Ag Network Website today.

 

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Sharkfarmer Podcast – Scott Mathews conservation pioneer


Scott Mathews had an awful 2017, but he continues to remain optimistic. He talks about his battles with the NRCS and growing rice.

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Keeping Ag Real – Meet my sister, an Operational Excellence Coach (aka, coaches corporations on the evolving needs of customers)


Thanks again for listening to Keeping Ag Real! Your loyalty and continued support is greatly appreciated!

This week I interviewed my non-agriculture, city dwelling sister – for good reason. Her career path is in the area of Operational Excellence Coaching. What does that mean? Take a listen.

We play a word association game, I explain what GMO means and we toss a little shade at each other. Most importantly she offers perspectives we may not normally hear.

Keeping Ag Real – Part 2: What do Harry Connick Jr., Klout Scores & Kelly Clarkson have in common? @NatashaNicholes


This is part 2 of a great conversation with lifestyle blogger, Natasha Nicholes. We dive in talking about how she has grown an old, dirty lot on the south side of Chicago into a beautiful learning tool. She discusses Harry Connick Jr.’s involvement and her goals for the future. We take a shot at explaining Klout Scores and finish up with her interview with Kelly Clarkson, just another mom with four kids.

Believe it or not, there is still more from our interview! We’ll be talking about an upcoming event Natasha’s daughter will be spearheading. Watch for its release before the end of January.

As always, thanks for joining Keeping Ag Real!

Ontario AgCast – Jes Oelschlagal


For all our talk about letting consumers see how their food is produced, there’s one part of the process that has remained hidden from public view. A third generation butcher, Jes Oelschlagal wants to change that and help educate people on why the job of ending an animals life is noble and important. I think it’s safe to say we don’t pull ant punches with this one.  Check out the True Transparency Project for more info.

 

https://jessoelschlagel.wixsite.com/thebutchersdaughter

 

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Future of Agriculture – How Tokens are Used to Decentralize the Agricultural S


Tomaz Levak and Ziga Drev are the founders of OriginTrail, a service that developed the first purpose-built protocol blockchain-based supply chains. Their protocol aims to bring trust into the supply chain without the need for a middleman brokering trust. The OriginTrail platform was created to bring blockchain tech to supply chains in an interoperable, scalable, and decentralized manner.

 

In this episode, Tomaz and Ziga discuss their product and how it can solve many of the problems encountered with the current supply chain structure. They explain how their product works, the companies they are testing it on, and how it can impact the agricultural sector in the near future. They also share some of the ways you can become involved in their product, such as by being an investor.

 

“Blockchain is a technology that allows you to get rid of this middleman that is brokering trust.”– Ziga Drev

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • How do you get Blockchain technology to scale?
  • What are the incentives in implementing Blockchain?
  • When did they realize Blockchain was the solution to supply chain problems?
  • How does OriginTrail’s protocol work?
  • How Blockchain changes the way we do open source projects.
  • What is Trace and can you buy it with currency or is it only acquired by participating in the supply chain?
  • What’s the next step for OriginTrail?

 

Connect with Tomaz and Ziga:

 

We Are a Part of a Bigger Family!

The Future of Agriculture Podcast is now part of the Farm and Rural Ag Network. Listen to more ag-related podcasts by subscribing on iTunes or on the Farm and Rural Ag Network Website today.

 

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Thanks for joining us on the Future of Agriculture Podcast – your spot for valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please subscribe on iTunes and leave your honest feedback. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media spots!

 

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The Sharkfarmer Podcast – Meredith Bernard isn’t funny


Meredith Bernard is a woman determined to learn the ins and outs of farming. Listen to how this genuinely nice person is making a positive impact.

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Keeping Ag Real – Natasha Nicholes, THE list & what does she think about the ag community


Natasha Nicholes, THE list & what does she think about the ag community

Ontario AgCast – Dr Kelly Barratt


Kelly is totally fine if you call her a Lady Vet, but please don’t call her a Horse Person. However, if you have a sick cow, goat or horse, she can help. Maybe not Alpacas…..