Podcast Episodes

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Katie Pinke dealing with curveballs

Katie Pinke is from one of the Dakotas… honestly I don’t remember which one. However, she has been rocking through life no matter what’s been thrown at her. Listen as we talk about life and social media.

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GrowSmart Podcast – Rob Sharkey Dishes Dirt Road Tour Dirt


Can Donnarie get ag podcast king Rob Sharkey to break down and reveal his softer side? Listen in as they recap their summer Dirt Road Tour.

The Farmer and the City Girl – Cara Harbstreet, RD (really dope)


This week Rob learns about guest host Cara Harbstreet RD

Cara talks about how interactions with the Kansas Pork Board changed her opinions on her diet.

Ontario AgCast – Russell Gammon


How You Earn the Nickname Mr Jersey

 

0:55 A big, long name that really means “that Jersey Guy”

4:00 Dairy genetics have come a long way since disco.

5:40 Genomics – Who’s your daddy?

7:45 CRISPR – Custom build dairy cows?

11:30 Celebrating a dairy win, win.

14:30 Teaching in Haiti turns into a learning experience.

18:00 It’s true. Wendell has a big hammer.

21:00 First world egos.

23:30 Yes. Everyone loves Andrew Campbell.

 

30:00 Russell makes a big announcement.

Future of Agriculture – A Level Playing Field For Farmers Through Data with Charles Baron of Farmers Business Network


Charles Baron is the Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network, an idea conceived by farmers for farmers. The company aims to gather unbiased and objective information with regards to agronomics and commodities. The idea is to pool available data from individual farmers, so every farmer in their network would benefit from them. The company started three years ago with just 3-4 farms, but through word of mouth and good service, they now have close to 4,700 farms within their network. Charles and his team plan on ultimately expanding his reach outside the U.S. and continue to improve their data interpretation and gathering services.

 

In this episode, Charles explains the idea behind Food Business Network, what drove him to become a farmer, and the problems farmers face in the U.S. that go unnoticed. He also shares how his company managed to grow their network to what it is now, and their outlook for the future of their company.

 

“Farmers Business Network exists to bring benefits back to our farmers using our technology and network.”  – Charles Baron

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What problems does Farmers Business Network solve for farmers?
  • Why farmers have the worst economics.
  • The uses of Farmers Business Network in terms of commodity prices.
  • What does the side benefiting from the status quo think of their company’s business strategy?
  • How transparent is farmer’s business network? Why did some hate their price transparency?
  • What kinds of farms do they cover?
  • How do they make sure the data is validated?
  • How do they market their services to farmers?
  • His thoughts on fluctuating commodity and input prices.
  • Any plans on serving the animal agriculture side?
  • What gets investors excited about Farmers Business Network?

 

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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.

 

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Trevor Scherman, just try to keep up


Trevor Scherman is definitely a man that is always looking to tomorrow. Listen as he talks about returning to the farm and getting a patent, all while having a very short attention span.

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The Farmer and the City Girl – Rob’s courageous journey without gluten


Rob Sharkey is a hero! Going an entire week without gluten for the benefit of the podcast.

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about gluten and fad diets.

 

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Future of Agriculture – Leveraging Data To Optimize Commodity Decisions with Mike Neal of DecisionNext


Mike Neal is the Co-Founder and CEO of DecisionNext, a company that utilizes and analyzes data in a way that helps companies optimize their decision making. DecisionNext’s business relies on giving clients possible market forecasts in an event of a policy change. Regarded as a serial entrepreneur, Mike is fond of starting new businesses and has focused his entire career on mathematical models and its application to critical business decisions. He has founded plenty of SaaS companies, all of which provided highly focused analytics to business users.

 

In this episode, Mike shares what DecisionNext is all about and how it can help the agricultural industry. He also provides insight on the importance of recognizing patterns in today’s market as well as his thoughts on the future of agriculture.

 

 

“Having a rigorous view matters as long as it’s monetized through optimizing the forward position on the buy side or the sell side.”  – Mike Neal

 

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • His background on what got him to start analytics companies.
  • What prompted him to leave a good career to go on his own?
  • What is DecisionNext all about and what services does it offer?
  • Is there an element of machine learning that aids in their tools?
  • The two reasons why transparency matters.
  • How big is pattern recognition for today’s businesses?
  • How is working with commodity firms different to retail merchandising firms?
  • Why he says there’s no such thing as a true commodity.
  • What are the steps he takes in coming up with the next big idea?
  • His marathon analogy when it comes to starting a company.
  • His thoughts on the future of food and agriculture.
  • Does he see the government using DecisionNext to do sensitivity analysis on the food supply?

 

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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 – Brad Peel life’s curveballs


Brad Peel is a guy that’s curious about agriculture. However, getting on ag social media has had some unexpected surprises. Listen as he talks about the unexpected loss that shook his world.

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time stamps:

11:25 best car ever

16:39 the loss of his wife

33:49 29 years sober

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – Lanie White talks about having Celiac Disease


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Lanie White  about having Celiac Disease and how horrible Twizzlers are.

 

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