Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture – Building Local Fermentation Hubs for Microbial Ag Solutions with Dr. Paul Zorner of Locus Ag

Dr. Paul Zorner is the CEO of Locus Agricultural Solutions, an agricultural company that develops non-GMO and organic microbial “probiotics.” These microbial probiotics aim to become the alternative to conventional farm pesticides, effectively reducing chemical interaction with our crops as well as preserving soil health. Dr. Paul’s responsibilities as CEO include overseeing the company’s strategies, operations, and product development. He has over 40 years of experience in science and R&D operations from multiple international companies.

Dr. Paul joins us today to discuss the potential benefits of microbes for soil health and farm yield. He shares the science behind using microbes for soil and their untapped potential for the agriculture industry as a whole. He describes some of the microbes’ functions, how they are to be applied on crops, and how they can reduce pesticide usage. He also explains how these microbes can help reduce carbon gases in the atmosphere.

“We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about soil microbe ecology.” – Dr. Paul Zorner

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Why he thinks microbes will revolutionize the agricultural industry.
  • The microbes they’ve developed and their purpose in farming.
  • How he proposes their microbes will work on various crops.
  • How their company produces and mixes microbe “cocktails.”
  • Their marketing methods and how they do business with farmers.
  • Carbon sequestration, the atmosphere, and soil sustainability.
  • Real world examples of microbe usage in farms and their potential yields.
  • Why microbes can reduce the use of chemical pesticides.

Connect with Dr. Paul Zorner

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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Sharkfarmer Podcast – Patrick Montgomery veterans raising wagyu

What the Farm Podcast – Hunter Brothers country music and farming

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: I am SO STRESSED OUT… my metal that is!

Don’t let residual thermal stress get the best of your equipment.

Ontario AgCast- Aaron Stevanus

Aaron Stevanus, Ontario Crop Farmer and Regional Manager for Pride Seeds, talks about his unique position in the middle of big ag, farmers markets and neighbouring urbanites.
And why he’s the Greatest of All Time.

Rock and Roll Farming Podcast – Skippy Scout

Tonight I’m heading up to North Northumberland to talk to farmer and co-founder of Drone Ag, Jack Wrangham @dronesforag

We talk about his family farm, his time spent as a ski instructor in New Zealand, how his initial foray into flying technology led to him nearly being eaten by Lions in Kenya, Drone Ag – the company he started with his brother, and the exciting next step which launches very soon – Skippy Scout*.

All this and much, much more.

Check it out folks.. 

*During the interview we talk about the crowdfunding campaign they’re launching soon. Please be aware that investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. Please invest aware. 

LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if you’re doing a marathon you have to tell people about it. Well I’m doing the London one in April 2019, and I’m raising money for the incredible charity FARM AFRICA.

Between 8 February and 8 May donations in support of my London Marathon challenge will go to Farm Africa’s Coffee is Life appeal. Give before 8 May 2019 and all public donations to Farm Africa’s Coffee is Life appeal will be doubled by the UK government.  Your donation will support Farm Africa projects across eastern Africa, and the matched funding you unlock from the UK government will directly fund a Farm Africa project that will give women in Kanungu in western Uganda the opportunity to make a decent living from coffee farming.

If you want to see more about the AMAZING work they do please visit www.farmafrica.org & if you’d like to sponsor me the link is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/william-evans12 and from now until 8th May, the UK Government will match your donation – thank you!

Episode Sponsor: 

NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk

Podcast Partners:

Farmer’s Guardian. For the biggest range of news and features from across the Ag industry, please visit www.fginsight.com

Rock & Roll Farming is proud to be a part of the Farm & Rural Ag Network. To find more great podcasts and vlogs, please visit www.farmruralag.com 

Future of Agriculture – Maybe Disruption Isn’t the Answer for Ag with Matt Zieger of Village Capital

Matt joins me today to discuss the idea of disruptive startups and why being disruptive may not be what the ag industry currently needs. He shares what Village Capital is all about, how they determine which companies they will invest in, and their business processes. He also shares the problems their company believes ag startups should focus on and describes when a company should scale and when it should just stay its course.

“The farm economy is the backbone of the American economy.” – Matt Zieger

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • What Village Capital is and the companies they invest in.
  • The problems in the food system Village Capital aims to solve.
  • Why displacing the ag industry is not always the solution.
  • How they choose companies to invest in within the ag industry.
  • What business models should be to benefit both investors and consumers.
  • Why the “move fast and break things” business strategy is not applicable in ag.
  • Determining whether it’s time to grow and scale or to keep the cycle.
  • What excites him the most about the future of the ag industry?

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Matt Zieger

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. 

Share the Ag-Love! 

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! 

Learn more about AgGrad by visiting: 

Future of Agriculture Website

AgGrad Website

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Shark Farmer Podcast – Kate Huffman doing what she loves

Kate Huffman talks about her journey to Chicago and back home, then buying a farm at the age of 27. 

What the Farm Podcast – Kita Roberts Girl Carnivore

Kira Roberts’ instagram will make any meat eater weak at the knees. She feels it’s important to learn about her food directly from farmers

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Shaken not stirred was good for James Bond…but NOT when fuel gets in engine oil!

 Don’t be a victim of diluted engine oil. Listen and learn what to do.

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