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Welcome to the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich. This show looks into the diversity that is agriculture and agribusiness. The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and agriculture is expected to produce more with less land and less water. Agribusiness will be part of the future to constantly innovate and finding sustainable ways of meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Visit AgGrad.com today to get connected to careers in the agriculture industry.

Welcome to the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich. This show looks into the diversity that is agriculture and agribusiness. The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and agriculture is expected to produce more with less land and less water. Agribusiness will be part of the future to constantly innovate and finding sustainable ways of meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Visit AgGrad.com today to get connected to careers in the agriculture industry.
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Welcome to the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich. This show looks into the diversity that is agriculture and agribusiness. The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and agriculture is expected to produce more with less land and less water. Agribusiness will be part of the future to constantly innovate and finding sustainable ways of meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Visit AgGrad.com today to get connected to careers in the agriculture industry.

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Episodes

Future of Agriculture 131: Building Soil Health Through No Till Farming and Cover Crops with Joe Breker

12/12/2018
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Joe Breker is the owner of the Coteau des Prairies, a getaway lodge that offers stunning views surrounded by prairie farms and fields. He has been farming for over 40 years and practices what the industry calls “No-till” farming, a method that prioritizes soil health. With his skills and knowledge, Joe managed to successfully operate his farm during the dry ‘80s and wet ‘90s, as well as each decade’s poor farm economy. Joe joins me today to describe how his conservative farming practices...

Duration:00:32:38

Future of Agriculture 130: International Agribusiness in China to Rural Entrepreneurship in Oklahoma with Brady Sidwell

12/5/2018
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Brady Sidwell is the owner of Sidwell Strategies, a commodity brokerage that provides a variety of risk management solutions that caters towards those in the agricultural industry. They help farmers manage price risks by trading futures and options on the commodity market. Before focusing on this type of business, Brady enjoyed traveling to 95 countries and working in a lot of them. The experiences he had on his many trips allowed him to form a better understanding of how the economy on...

Duration:00:34:43

Future of Agriculture 129: Utilizing Technology to Reinvent Local Produce Supply Chains with Irving Fain of Bowery Farming

11/28/2018
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Irving Fain is the CEO & Co-Founder of Bowery Farming, a company that seeks to innovate indoor and urban farming through sustainable methods without the need for pesticides. He is a seasoned entrepreneur who is passionate about expanding access to quality produce. Before he became the CEO of Bowery Farming, Irving began his career assisting early-stage companies and startups in raising capital as an investment banker. Irving joins me today to discuss how he and his company plan to...

Duration:00:38:44

Future of Agriculture 128: Building Soil Health for Future Generations with Israel Morales Sr of JV Farms Organic

11/21/2018
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Israel Morales Sr. is JV Farms Organic’s lead grower, carrying with him over forty years of farming experience. JV Farms Organic is committed to growing organic crops in an innovative and eco-friendly manner. Israel has extensive experience in not just knowing what produce matches the type of soil you have, but also the various factors involved in soil health. From types of plants and soil varieties to the very insects thriving within the soil itself, Israel’s wisdom regarding organic...

Duration:00:21:10

Future of Agriculture 127: Expanding the Global AgTech Ecosystem with Connie Bowen of The Yield Lab

11/14/2018
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Connie Bowen is the Principal and Program Manager of The Yield Lab as well as the Principal of Cultivation Capital. The Yield Lab is an accelerator program for entrepreneurs in the agriculture industry. The program’s mission is to enable agribusinesses to revolutionize agrifood systems and promote sustainability through educational resources and support. Connie joins me today to share The Yield Lab’s mission and how they help entrepreneurs build sustainable agribusinesses through their...

Duration:00:25:29

Future of Agriculture 126: Soil Health and Public Health with Nave Strauss of NYC Parks

11/7/2018
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Nave Strauss is an arborist and the Director of Street Tree Planting for NYC Parks. His primary function is to make sure New York City and its surrounding areas are equipped with the right combination of trees and plants that can help sustain both public and environmental health. He obtained a degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Forestry from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY in 2008 and has worked with NYC Parks since 2009. He and his team aim to become the best tree...

Duration:00:25:37

Future of Agriculture 125: Digitizing Ag Retail with Alexander Reichert of AgVend

10/31/2018
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Alexander Reichert is the Co-Founder & CEO of AgVend, an eCommerce platform that partners with various ag retailers to adapt to the evolving needs of American farmers. Their platform allows farmers to connect with retailers and purchase their products and/or services anywhere and at any time. Alex practices the Build-Measure-Learn philosophy in his life and believes customer satisfaction isn’t an option, but a critical part of success in any industry. Alexander joins me today to...

Duration:00:38:32

Future of Agriculture 124: Ag Data Transparency with Todd Janzen of Ag Data Transparent

10/24/2018
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Todd Janzen is an attorney whose practice covers the agricultural industry with the intent to represent farmers and their respective businesses. He is the President of Janzen Agricultural Law LLC, a law firm that specializes in the legal needs of an innovative agricultural industry. He also serves as the Administrator for Ag Data Transparent, a non-profit organization that aims to bring transparency, trust, and simplicity to ag tech contracts. Todd joins me today to help bring awareness to...

Duration:00:28:18

Future of Agriculture 123: Nerding Out About Soil Health with Dr. Abbey Wick of North Dakota State University

10/17/2018
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Dr. Abbey Wick is an Extension Soil Health Specialist for North Dakota State University. In her position, she is responsible for producing soil health videos with topics ranging from soil erosion to cover crops. She is trained in soil organic matter dynamics, soil structural development, and microbial ecology. She believes all systems need a holistic approach encompassing every interaction within them. She implements this belief by working with landowners, industry, and government agencies...

Duration:00:24:40

Future of Agriculture 122: Different Perspectives on AgTech Accelerators with Georg Baunach of Hatch and Joel Harris of Ag Startup Engine

10/10/2018
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Georg Banauch is a molecular biotechnologist with extensive knowledge of synthetic biology and biofuels research. He is also a Co-Founder and Development Director for HATCH, an accelerator program focused exclusively on the aquaculture industry seeking to develop and scale disruptive aquaculture startups. Joel Harris is Ag Startup Engine’s Co-Director. Ag Startup Engine is a privately-owned accelerator program that funds AgTech entrepreneurs and supports them through mentorship and...

Duration:00:32:39

Follow Up Friday: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

10/5/2018
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The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is a mentor-led program that allows startups to collaborate with agriculture industry leaders and present their solutions to refine product market fit, perform customer discovery within the industry, and build strategic partnerships. Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Executive Director Megan Vollstedt joins the show to share more about their program. One of their success stories is Rabbit Tractors, that you may remember from Future of Agriculture 118. Learn more at...

Duration:00:06:13

Future of Agriculture 121: Electricides with Andrew Diprose of Rootwave

10/3/2018
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Andrew Diprose is the CEO at Rootwave, a UK tech startup that aims to provide a sustainable and efficient solution to weed problems by zapping them from the root up. The goal is to reduce weeds without using chemicals which could help solve soil contamination issues. His role is to lead the product and technology department, making sure the technology is safe and effective when it is commercially available in 2020. Andrew joins me today to discuss Rootwave, what inspired him to start this...

Duration:00:28:59

Future of Agriculture 120: Data to Improve Aquaculture Farms with Tony Chen of Manolin

9/27/2018
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Tony Chen is the Co-Founder of Manolin Inc., a new startup in the aquaculture space. Manolin is a software company that aims to accelerate resource sharing between salmon farms as well as prevent and manage sea lice outbreaks through digital health management. Before co-founding Manolin, Tony was developing software for the U.S. government and was only interested in aquaculture as a hobby. His fascination grew to new heights when he discovered how oyster farming works and the plight of its...

Duration:00:25:58

Future of Agriculture 119: Stories from the Soil with Jim Loar of Cool Planet

9/20/2018
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Jim Loar is CEO and President of Cool Planet, an innovations company that seeks to improve upon the current agricultural technologies we have today to facilitate increased profits and crop production at a low cost in a sustainable manner. Jim has over 30 years of experience in the industry and worked with big corporations like Wilbur-Ellis Company and Griffin LLC. He has a Bachelor of Nautical Science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and obtained his Master's degree in Business...

Duration:00:20:39

Future of Agriculture 118: Autonomous, Swarm-Enabled Tractors with Zack James of Rabbit Tractors

9/12/2018
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Zack James is the Founder of Rabbit Tractors, a team that designs and builds swarm-enabled, compact, and autonomous farm equipment. His company’s aim is to help farmers save time and money while increasing productivity. He has a degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and attended University of Michigan Law School with a focus on corporate governance and securities. Zack joins me today to share his company’s ideas and solutions when it comes to increasing...

Duration:00:34:35

Future of Agriculture 117: Bridging the Gap Between AgTech Entrepreneurs and Farmers with Pete Nelson of AgLaunch

9/5/2018
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Pete Nelson is the President and Executive Director of AgLaunch, an agriculture accelerator that supports startups that innovate food and provide sustainable solutions. He has over twenty years of experience as a farmer, writer, consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur emphasizing farm-based innovation technologies and models. He has worked with a variety of public and private sector partners building a support ecosystem for new ag companies. Pete joins me today to discuss what AgLaunch is...

Duration:00:34:34

Future of Agriculture 116: Farming Algae with Martin Gross of Gross-Wen Technologies

8/29/2018
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Martin Gross is the Founder and President of Gross-Wen Technologies, a next generation wastewater treatment company that makes use of microalgae to provide a sustainable and efficient alternative to conventional water treatment methods. As President, he has raised over $3 million in Angel and Series A investments, applied for numerous patents, and served as Principal Investigator in non-diluting SBIR grant funding. Martin has a Ph.D. in Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering, and a Ph.D....

Duration:00:36:59

FOA115: Microscopic Biological Pest Wars with Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller of Pheronym

8/22/2018
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Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller are the founders of Pheronym, an agricultural biotechnology company that develops safe and nontoxic solutions to protect a wide variety of plants. Their flagship product is based on pheromones which is extracted from microscopic roundworms called nematodes. Fatma is Pheronym’s CEO/CSO and is an accomplished scientist with a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology and postdoctoral training in Natural Product Chemistry. Cameron is the COO and has...

Duration:00:35:49

Follow Up Friday: Village Capital

8/17/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of the Future of Agriculture’s Follow Up Friday series - the segment when we follow up with listener-submitted questions and comments related to their favorite previous episodes of the show. This week, I highlight Village Capital, an accelerator that finds, trains, and invests in leaders and entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. Village Capital’s US Ventures Manager Alex Arrivillaga responds to some of my questions regarding the company’s missions...

Duration:00:05:10

Future of Agriculture 114: Sustainable Plastics for Agricultural Use with Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle of Mobius

8/15/2018
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Jeff Beegle and Tony Bova are the Founders of Mobius, a biotechnology company that envisions to build a future where the world sees organic waste as a valuable resource instead of a burden on the planet. Tony is officially the Chief Executive Officer, and Jeff is the Chief Science Officer. Their current project is a form of biodegradable plastic made from a unique substance found in plants called Lignin. They seek to use their special plastic in various industries such as agriculture,...

Duration:00:34:07