Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture – The Zillow of Farmland with Terva CEO Steven Brockshus Final


Steven Brockshus is the CEO and Founder of TERVA, an online real estate marketplace dedicated to empowering farmland professionals with knowledge, insights, and data. They aim to build a marketplace not only to educate, but to also connect with people looking to buy and sell farmland. He aims to bring the agricultural real estate industry online to shift the industry and how people interact and think about farmland.

 

In this episode, Steven shares his story on how he started TERVA as well as the moments and people in his life that inspired him to do so. He talks about what it can do now and what it sets to do for farmers in the future, and why TERVA is a great resource for those planning to retire on the countryside.

 

“Disruption in the ag context is different than a disruption in a Silicon Valley or social media based business.”– Steven Brockshus

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What is TERVA, their vision, and mission?
  • How the startup company he interned with inspired him to create TERVA.
  • How being in the FFA made him a better business leader.
  • Who finds the most value in using TERVA?
  • The format people want when using TERVA.
  • Where do they plan to expand next?
  • How they convince potential investors.

 

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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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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Jacques Beukes and the farmer murders

 

If neighboring farmers were being brutally murdered, would you stay? It’s a situation that farmers in South Africa are facing right now. Listen as Jacques Beukes talks about the horrible atrocities that he is witnessing.

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The Farmer and the City Girl – Rural vs. Urban government


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about how rural and city folks view political subjects differently

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We’ll be asking you to share your opinions

Ontario AgCast – Lauren Benoit


1:00 Sandi thinks Lauren is great, Lauren thinks Sandi is great and Wendell is here too.

3:20 Wendell is just using Lauren to grow a millennial audience.

6:00 Tractors for Tots. What?

8:40 Becoming a weed scientist.

11:00 Learning the regulatory process. Hurdles and hoops.

14:00 Lauren has Grand Plan – and it includes solving herbicide resistance. Also water hemp.

15:30 Lauren confirms that Ontario’s weed problems usually come from Illinois.

19:00 Lauren explains why just publishing ONLY 3 manuscripts just wouldn’t be enough….

20:40 Wendell convinces Lauren that she is a science educator.

23:30 Starting a forum to provide accurate facts on farming. There is no finish line.

27:40 OK, Kevin Folta is amazing. And…. Wendell is still here.

Future of Agriculture – A Ruminant Revolution with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt


Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is a Doctor of Animal Nutrition and is an expert in forage and ruminant nutrition in agriculture. He stepped out of the agriculture industry for some time and ventured in the tech world for many years. He came back because he realized a fantastic source of health could be found through leveraging animal agriculture, specifically ruminants. A stern believer in grass-based animal nutrition, Peter calls this – the potential of ruminants to lead the way towards healthier diets – the Ruminant Revolution.

 

In this episode, Peter discusses what his Ruminant Revolution is all about. He addresses the need for ruminants and why it’s one of the best sustainable options to support an ever-growing human population. He also dives in on some facts regarding cultivable lands and current innovations in the ruminant agriculture industry.

 

“Our grassland resources are our largest and least well-utilized resource that remains.”– Dr. Peter Ballerstedt

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What made him love ruminants?
  • Why do we need a Ruminant Revolution?
  • What the is diet like of mostly meat eaters and the diet he recommends today.
  • The steps needed for rangeland industry progression to catch up with road crops?
  • Why Ruminant Animal Agriculture isn’t competitive with human beings.
  • Why he favors grass-based agriculture.
  • His thoughts on the saying “You are what you eat.”

 

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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:

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Aaron Mitchell wise beyond his years


Aaron Mitchell lost his dad and brother in a farming accident when he was only 16. Listen to how he is continuing to make his family farm grow.

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The Farmer and the City Girl – Gun Culture


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about how rural and city folks view guns differently

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We’ll be asking you to share your opinions

Grow Smart Podcast – Meet the number-crunching wheat queen of the North


Up near the Canadian border, Betsy Jensen and her husband grow a variety of crops. But her heart is in wheat. And number crunching. And her table from the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

Ontario AgCast – Neal Carter ARCTIC APPLES


1:30 Canada’s West Coast – oceans, mountains, apples.
3:20 The Okanagan Valley likes their wine now too.
5:00 Working overseas. Maize to mangos.
8:00 The early days of  biotechnology.
10:00 How do we get people to eat more apples. “If an apple a day is good, two is better”???
13:10 Genetic engineering – Frankenfood or precise breeding tool?
17:20 A project 20 years in the making. Neal is a grinder.
20:20 When 40% of your product gets wasted, you look for solutions.
22:20 Someday our grandkids will ask “Do you remember when apples used to go brown?”
25:30 Selling consumers on GMOs when the benefits are ALL theirs.
27:00 Arctic Apples will be in stores soon. Neal won’t tell us where.

 

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Future of Agriculture – Investment Banking in Agriculture with Wall Street Cowboy Chris Narayanan of C.R. Narayanan and Co

Chris Narayanan is a US Marine Corps veteran, and the President & CEO of C.R. Narayanan and Co., a veteran-owned investment banking firm that provides services to both companies and investors linked to the agribusiness supply chain. Chris obtained hands-on experience in the agricultural industry by being a ranch hand in his youth and working at investment banks that had agribusinesses as one of their largest clients. Because of his experience, Chris has developed extensive knowledge in valuing different types of agricultural companies and enterprises to measure investment suitability.

 

In this episode, Chris shares his experience working on Wall Street as an investment banker. He talks about his background in agriculture and how he ended up founding his own investment banking company that primarily services that business category. He also shares tips and ideas regarding investment banking as well as his insight on the future of agricultural business investments.

 

“Middle market companies are just past the venture capital stage, but haven’t gone public yet.”– Chris Narayanan

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • Difference between investment bank and traditional banking
  • The trend over the last 10 years in agriculture investments.
  • How he handles the busy life of investment banking.
  • How big does a company need to be for it to make sense to use their services?
  • What is a middle market?
  • Where should companies go to if they can’t afford an investment banker?
  • How they decide to raise money through private or public sources.
  • What’s it like to work on Wall Street?
  • How involved is he during negotiations?
  • His insight on the future of agricultural investments.

 

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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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