Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture: Agtech Foodtech and Ag Entrepreneurship with Louisa Burwood-Taylor of Agfunder

AgTech has experienced quite a boom over the years. There is no question that innovation can boost tremendous improvements in the Agriculture industry. And like me, many Agriculture professionals and business owners are curious and eagerly awaiting the next big thing from AgTech.

Louisa Burwood-Taylor is currently at the heart of the AgTech industry as the Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was originally a financial journalist and was privileged to shift to AgTech just when the industry started gaining significant progress.

In today’s show, Louisa shares her experience in AgTech, along with invaluable entrepreneurial advice, insight and a glimpse of what is to come in the industry.

“Agriculture is the least digitized industry in the world, which is pretty concerning because it is one of the most essential industries in our daily lives.”

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • The Agriculture industry is currently experiencing an Intersection between food, technology, and entrepreneurship.
  • Women are making great strides in the Agriculture industry and it makes sense to have more of their voice in the corporate scene, because they influence more than half of the food choices in the family).
  • Consumer demand and changes are really going to impact how farmers plant, what they plant, and how they grow it.
  • There’s a huge potential for robotics to revolutionize farming, but it has not yet raised much funding because the technology is not quite there yet and it can be quite expensive.
  • Louisa shares the “hot” areas for AgTech where there are a lot of start-ups and tech innovation hubs.
  • She discusses what accelerators do and their role in AgTech.
  • Entrepreneurs are demonstrating more enthusiasm with AgTech this year.
  • It may take some time before AgTech finds another unicorn, because the investors have pulled back over the last few years.

Resources Mentioned

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Andy Pasztor confuses me

Andy Pasztor confuses me

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Timestamp:

10:03 Andy’s pickle

16:35 ginseng is in viagra

20:27 #andyclean

24:45 Chris Soules is the best agvocate ever

28:35 #reallifefarmer

44:30 Andy’s much taller cousin

The Farmer & The City Girl – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights

In this episode, Carrie is trying to understand and Rob is trying to explain, the farmer mentality when it comes to hobby farms, intermediate size farms, big ag and corporate farms.

They talk about everything from the size of your tractor, the types of farm entities, BTO (Big Time Operator), how and why “big ag” can be extremely intimidating to the intermediate/small farmer, and Rob’s obsession with Old McDonald.

And then they drill deep into the farmer’s unique entitlement/failure mentality when it comes to what defines them and the lengths they will go to in order to keep farming.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED:
• Farmers: Have you ever had to take a non-farming job in order to keep food on your table? Did you feel like a failure because of it? Or did you feel like you had to do what you had to do to make it through the rough times?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep008

Ontario AgCast – Philip Shaw – Farmer, Economist, Speaker, Good Guy

Philip Shaw – Farmer, Economist, Speaker, Good Guy

0:50 Why Canadian sugar beets are processed in the US
3:10 Phil explains why Ontario farmers grow better corn than most US states including Illinois
9:00 Consumers really just want cheap food
13:50 Food is not like Uber
18:50 And……. Trump
24:50 Phil tells us his cat story
27:30 Some countries actually have food safety issues without making stuff up

Future of Agriculture: The Return of the Most Entertaining Man in Agriculture, Damian Mason

Most of you will remember today’s guest, Damian Mason, from Episode 04 of the Future of Agriculture Podcast. His charm, humor, and intellect makes him a truly unforgettable person. He is a well-known keynote speaker, coach, and consultant in the agriculture industry.

Damian has been in the agriculture industry for over 23 years. In today’s episode, I took the opportunity to get his views about agriculture as a business. We talk about a variety of topics from consumer perception, baby animals, and he even shares his tips to develop comedic delivery to improve your speaking skills.

“We, in the agriculture industry, need to portray a degree of professionalism and modernism in the things that we do.”

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:
Damian discusses the consumer’s outdated mindset and perception towards the agriculture industry. We talk about the importance of treating agriculture as a business. Damian emphasizes how and why the members of the agriculture industry need to be more professional and modern towards how they do business. He explains why he thinks that people in the agriculture industry should stop referring to animals as “babies” and call them as they are. We talk about agricultural entrepreneurship and the challenges that agriculture professionals face. Damian talks about his perception of the Millennial generation who are in the agriculture industry. He shares the importance of focusing on entrepreneurialism and un-commoditizing our products. Damian discusses comedic delivery and how to effectively deliver humor to your work, shows, and events.

Resources Mentioned
Reinvent with Intent Video Series by Damian Mason

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Shark Farmer Podcast: Farm & Rural Ag Network launch

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Grow Smart with BASF: The 100 bushel per acre Soybean Challenge

Chasing the yields in Indiana, aiming for the magic 100 bushel/acre mark. Listen in as a grower in Indiana discusses how he took on the challenge with help from BASF.

Ontario AgCast: Cody Creelman, Cow Vet

Dr. Cody Creelman received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with distinction in 2006 from the University of Alberta and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Cody grew up near Beaverlodge, Alberta on a commercial cow/calf operation and raised purebred Simmental cattle. Dr. Creelman joined Veterinary Agri-Health Services, in May 2011 as an associate veterinarian and now, as of 2013, is a managing partner. His professional interests include pathology, large animal surgery, cow/calf and feedlot production medicine. Since becoming a veterinarian Dr. Creelman has discovered a new passion, revolving around the use of mobile technology in the field. This includes consulting on veterinary application design projects as well as leveraging various social media platforms to market veterinary services.

The Farmer & The City Girl: Cover Crops

In this episode Carrie wants to know what cover crops are, what their actual purpose is and why they help regular harvested crops. Rob tries to keep it non-political, but eventually they discuss the pro vs anti cover crop guys.

Then they discuss the Milwaukee Crypto Outbreak and why Milwaukeeans would be happy if farmers got a stipend to plant cover crops to keep pollutants out of the water. And how the consumer would even make the correlation between cover crops that were involved and the food they purchase.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Do you plant cover crops? If so what kind and what state are you from?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep006

Shark Farmer: Meg Brown Holds Nothing Back

Meg Brown pretty well blew me away with her honesty. Listen as she talks about mental health in agriculture.

Timestamps:

6:38       Two headed cows

12:57     Showing consumers the truth

23:29     SM success without booty shorts

30:18     California tribes

40:29     Mental health in agriculture