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Future of Agriculture

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Welcome to the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich. This show explores the people, companies, and ideas shaping the future of agribusiness. If you are curious about innovations in AgTech, rural entrepreneurship, agricultural sustainability, and food security, this is the show for you!Fo… read more

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FOA 212: Racial Equity in Agribusiness with Bryana Clover

July 1st, 2020


In recent months societies magnifying glass has been held over the existence of systemic racial inequality. It shouldn’t be surprising then, that …

FOA 211: Ground Truthing AgTech with Cory Willness

June 24th, 2020


We do a lot of agtech episodes on this podcast, but I don’t think we’ve had one quite like this. Today’s episode is primarily focused on the area of …

FOA 210: The Future of Ag Media

June 17th, 2020


“In a lot of ways ag’s desire to be united is the thing that divides it the most.” - Sarah Mock


Sarah Mock has built her career around having …

FOA 209: From Commodity Crops to Gourmet Farming with Jason Persall

June 10th, 2020


Pristine Gourmet was formed in 2005 with the vision of supplying the food industry with quality local non-GMO artisan foods. Jason Persall owns Pristine Gourmet in Waterford, Ontario. He converted his 1000 acre strictly …

FOA 208: Meat Processing Automation with P&P Optica and Fulcrum Global Capital

June 3rd, 2020


Fulcrum Global Capital is a venture capital firm focused on global food production. Traditional row crop agriculture, production animal health and …

FOA 207: Veterinarian Mental Health and Wellbeing

May 27th, 2020


Playing with puppies and kittens most of the day and selflessly saving any and all helpless animals in between are the common perception of being a veterinarian that many people pictured as a child. James Herriot …

FOA 206: Enabling Blockchain Applications in Agriculture

May 20th, 2020


Blockchain. A word that has been overhyped and yet still becoming more realized every day. Bridie Ohlsson joins us and is the Founder of Geora, a …

FOA 205: Next Generation Farm Leadership

May 13th, 2020


We are going back to the farm today. Zach Johnson, the YouTuber Minnesota Millennial Farmer and Mitchell Hora, farmer and founder of Continuum Ag, join us today. These two co-host the Fieldwork Podcast, “a podcast for …

FOA 204: What Does it Take to Build a Platform?

May 6th, 2020


Kellee James joins us today to discuss what it takes to build a platform as co-founder and CEO of Mercaris, a market information service and online …

FOA 203: Livestock Genomics and the Case for Animal Protein

April 29th, 2020


What affect will animal genomics have on the future of agriculture? Dr Jesse Hoff from Gencove joins us today to explain the advantages assessing …

FOA 202: Agribusiness' Role in Sustainability and Food Security

April 22nd, 2020


What does food security mean? We hear about it frequently but this complex category involves much more than just assessing our agricultural …

[Bonus] Water Innovation with Matthew Pryor

April 20th, 2020


Make sure you listen to FOA 201 with Matthew Pryor. This is some bonus content from that episode where Tim asks Matthew about water issues, policy, …

FOA 201: AgTech Startup Strategy with Matthew Pryor

April 15th, 2020


Matthew Pryor joins us today as not only a partner in AgThentic, an Australian based food, and ag sustainability and innovation consulting firm, but …

FOA 200: Drones for Spraying, Seeding, and Pollinating with Rantizo

April 8th, 2020


We made it to episode 200! Drones have become a sort of symbol for modern ag technology whether over-hyped or legitimate. Michael Ott, CEO of …

FOA 199: The Realities of Getting Started in Ranching

April 1st, 2020


Is it possible to become a rancher when you aren’t born into a land inheritance? Aimee Danch and Jeremiah Stent from Square Mile Ranch join us today to talk about their recent purchase of a 370-acre ranch in Wallowa, …

FOA 198: Data Solutions for Water Scarcity

March 25th, 2020




Chris Peacock is the CEO and Founder of AQUAOSO, a company that aims to build a water-resilient future through software and technologies that …

FOA 197: Agritech in India

March 18th, 2020




Mark Kahn is the Managing Partner of Omnivore, an India-based venture capital firm specifically focusing on funding entrepreneurs who are working …

FOA 196: Changing Agriculture with Small Robots

March 11th, 2020




Sam Watson Jones is a fourth-generation farmer and the co-founder of Small Robot Company, an agri-tech startup firm that specializes in advancing …

FOA 195: Hacking the Farm with Open Source Technology

March 4th, 2020




Michael Stenta is the software developer and owner of farmOS, a web-based app used for planning, record keeping, and general farm management. What sets farmOS apart from other apps is its open-source nature. This …

FOA 194: Accelerating AgTech Adoption

February 26th, 2020




In10t CEO Randy Barker joins me to share some high-level thoughts on customer adoption. He told me it all starts with the farmer, and the …

FOA 193: Indoor Agriculture

February 19th, 2020




Jim Pantaleo is a renowned expert and consultant for Indoor Vertical Farming and offers ag companies sound and technical advice on best …

FOA 192: Farmers Becoming Food Companies

February 12th, 2020




Michael Bosworth is the President & CEO of Next Generation Foods, a food business that markets and distributes locally produced foods in the …

FOA 191: Investing in AgTech Startups

February 5th, 2020




Micki Seibel is an investor, advisor, and tech builder who was part of the team behind internet products such as Netscape and eBay. She is currently an Operating Partner for Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund that …

FOA 190: The World's First Open Source Winery

January 29th, 2020




Mike Barrow is the Project Lead at OpenVino, a company that aims to create the first-ever open-source, transparent winery, and wine-based cryptocurrency under the Costaflores label. Costaflores is a boutique organic …

FOA 189: Farmers Solve Their Own Problems Through Open Source Technology

January 22nd, 2020




Reinier van der Lee is the CEO & Founder of Vinduino, an AgTech company that supports farmers and other producers in the ag industry with products that improve profits and fruit quality as well as increase …

FOA 188: FinTech Meets AgTech to Invest in Farmland

January 15th, 2020




David Chan is the COO and Founding Team Member at Farm Together, a company that offers a simplified approach to US farmland investment. The company not only serves Americans, but also welcomes foreign investors who …

FOA 187: Peace Through Agriculture

January 8th, 2020




Kenneth Quinn is the former President of the World Food Prize Foundation, an organization that seeks to give individuals recognition for achievements that directly improve the quality, quantity, and availability of …

FOA 186: 5 Trends for the Future of Agriculture

January 1st, 2020




Happy New Year, and welcome to everyone listening to the very first episode of the year for the Future of Agriculture podcast. 2019 was such a …

FOA 185: Commercial Greenhouses on Conventional Farms with Joe Swartz

December 25th, 2019




Joe Swartz is the Vice President and Lead Horticulturist at AmHydro, a company recognized as a top innovator in the ag industry and focused on …

FOA 184: Finding a Niche in Endive Farming with Rich Collins

December 18th, 2019




Richard Collins is the owner of California Endive Farms, a farming operation that specializes in growing endive, a vegetable of the chicory …

FOA 183: Plant-Based and Cellular Agriculture Alternatives with Bruce Friedrich of GFI

December 11th, 2019




Bruce Friedrich is Co-Founder and Executive Director at The Good Food Institute (GFI), a company that promotes plant-based and cultivated meat …

FOA 182: The Treasure and the Measure of Regenerative Agriculture with Russ Conser of Blue Nest Beef

December 4th, 2019




Russ Conser is the CEO of Blue Nest Beef, a regenerative agriculture and food startup. What makes Blue Nest Beef special is how they raise cattle …

FOA 181: Dr. Ray Goldberg, the Father of Agribusiness

November 27th, 2019




Dr. Ray Goldberg holds the title of George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business, Emeritus at Harvard Business School. He’s among the …

FOA 180: The Journey of an AgTech Entrepreneur with Colin Hurd of Smart Ag

November 20th, 2019


Colin Hurd is an entrepreneur and the Business Development Manager at Raven Industries, a highly diversified technology company that provides …

FOA 179: Data Insights for Farms of All Sizes with Mariana Vasconcelos of AgroSmart

November 13th, 2019


Mariana Vasconcelos is the Founder of Agrosmart, a platform that brings digital agriculture to countries with low internet infrastructures under …

FOA 178: Farm Tour with Shay Myers of Owyhee Produce

November 6th, 2019


Shay Myers is an onion expert and the owner of Owyhee Produce. Owyhee Produce is a 3rd generation family farm and one of the biggest vertically-integrated onion farms in the United States. Their farm grows enough onions …

FOA 177: Nematodes in Space with Dr Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller of AstroNematode

October 30th, 2019


Dr. Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller founded Pheronym, an agricultural biotech company that provides safe, non-toxic, and innovative solutions to …

FOA 176: A New Ag Lending Model with Bill York of FarmOp Capital

October 23rd, 2019


Bill York is the Founding Partner, CEO, and Chief Credit Officer at FarmOp Capital, a lending company that provides funding primarily to farm operators. Their independent business model allows farmers to decide which …

FOA 175: Precision Ag Decision Support with Anastasia Volkova of FluroSat

October 16th, 2019


Anastasia Volkova is the CEO and Founder of FluroSat, a company that provides scientifically-proven solutions to common agricultural problems through …

FOA 174: Bringing People to the Table to Innovate in Animal Agriculture with Kerryann Kocher

October 9th, 2019


FOA174 Bringing People to the Table to Innovate in Animal Agriculture with Kerryann Kocher


Kerryann Cocher is a Principal at Rock Road Consulting, …

FOA 173: Real Meat Without the Animal with Mike Selden of Finless Foods

October 2nd, 2019


Mike Selden is the Co-Founder and CEO of Finless Foods, a startup that aims for a more sustainable future through advanced cellular agriculture …

FOA 172: Profitable and Sustainable Agriculture at Scale with Shonda Warner of Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners

September 25th, 2019



Shonda Warner is the Owner of Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners, an asset management business that specializes in investing in the agricultural …

FOA 171: Synthetic Biology with Dr. John Cumbers of SynBioBeta

September 18th, 2019



Dr. John Cumbers is the founder of SynBioBeta. SynBioBeta prides itself as the premier innovation network for innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, …

FOA 170: Genetic Testing for Soil with Dr. Poornima Parameswaran of Trace Genomics

September 11th, 2019



Dr. Poornima Parameswaran is the President and Co-Founder of Trace Genomics. Trace Genomics is a company that based its business around mapping living soil, analyzing its microbial content, and helping growers …

FOA 169: Investing in Farmland with Carter Malloy of AcreTrader

September 4th, 2019



Carter Malloy is the Founder and CEO of AcreTrader, an online platform that seeks to provide a bridge that connects investors and farm sellers. …

FOA 167: Farming in Space with Dr Ray Wheeler of NASA

August 21st, 2019



Dr. Ray Wheeler is NASA’s Plant Physiologist and the lead for Advanced Life Support Research activities in the Exploration Research and Technology …

FOA 166: Food 5.0 with Serial Ag Entrepreneur Robert Saik

August 14th, 2019



Robert Saik is a professional agriculture consultant, author, distinguished agrologist, and thought leader. He is a serial entrepreneur who has …

Future of Agriculture 165: Irrigating Confidently with Lee Addams of CropMetrics

August 7th, 2019



Lee Addams is the CEO of CropMetrics, a company that pursues innovation in US irrigation services and provide smart irrigation solutions to …

Future of Agriculture 164: Helping Farmers Sell Direct to Food Service with Chris Damico of Farm'd

July 31st, 2019



Chris Damico is the CEO and Founder at Farm’d. Farm’d is described as an online platform that enables farmers to connect to local buyers directly. The idea was born from annual price hikes, long transits, and …

Future of Agriculture 163: Irrigation Technology with Leif Chastaine of Waterbit

July 24th, 2019



Leif Chastaine is the Co-founder and COO of WaterBit. WaterBit is a precision ag irrigation company that wants to solve farming problems through …

Future of Agriculture 162: Cannabis Inputs with Dr Colin Bell of Mammoth Microbes

July 17th, 2019



Dr. Colin Bell is the Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Growcentia, a company that specializes in microbial plant bio-stimulants and the …

Future of Agriculture 161: California Water Law with Adam Borchard of ACWA

July 10th, 2019



Adam Borchard is a Regulatory Advocate for the Association of California Water Agencies or ACWA. ACWA is an organization that seeks to inform …

Future of Agriculture 160: Moonshot Ag Innovations via Corporate Joint Venture with Mike Miille of Joyn Bio

July 3rd, 2019



Dr. Michael Miille is the CEO of Joyn Bio. Joyn Bio is a startup joint venture of Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks. The goal of Joyn Bio is to answer the …

Future of Agriculture 159: Water Economics with Dr David Zetland

June 26th, 2019


Dr. David Zetland is a university lecturer, blogger, and economy researcher. He currently teaches at Leiden University College - The Hague as a …

Future of Agriculture 158: New Zealand Ag Innovation with Stu Bradbury of Sprout Agritech Accelerator

June 19th, 2019



Stu Bradbury is a Strategy Adviser at Sprout Agritech Accelerator, New Zealand’s top-rated ag startup accelerator. They back startups that offer …

Future of Agriculture 157: Tackling Tough Questions about AgTech with Renee Vassilos

June 12th, 2019



Renee Vassilos is an Agricultural Economist and Regenerative Catalyst. She is the Founder of Banyan Innovation Group, an agribusiness consulting …

Future of Agriculture 156: From Law to Corporate to Investor to Startup Strategist with Dan Cosgrove

June 5th, 2019



Dan Cosgrove is the Chief Strategy Officer at Growers Edge. Growers Edge is a FinTech company that provides financial programs and solutions for …

Future of Agriculture 155: Behind Wine: An Inside Look Into the Modern Vineyard with Richard Hoff of Mercer Ranches

May 29th, 2019



Richard Hoff is the Director of Viticulture of Mercer Ranches. Mercer Ranches is a grape farm that produces high-quality wine through strict …

Future of Agriculture 154: Saving Bees Via IoT with Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy of ApisProtect

May 22nd, 2019



Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and Co-Founder of ApisProtect. ApisProtect is a company that innovates the agricultural industry with its …

Future of Agriculture 153: Today's Farm Economy vs the 1980s with Glen & Jason Newcomer

May 15th, 2019



Glen and Jason Newcomer are the fifth- and sixth-generation owners and operators of Newcomer Farms.  Glen has extensive experience in farm …

Future of Agriculture 152: Online Engagement and Bringing Ag to SXSW with Janice Person

May 8th, 2019



Janice Person is the Online Engagement Director at Bayer Crop Science. In this role, she is responsible for social media and internet outreach …

Future of Agriculture 151: Computer Vision for Herd Management at the 2-1-4-3 Approach with Aidan Connolly

May 1st, 2019


Aidan Connolly is the Chief Executive Officer at Cainthus, a software company dedicated to helping farmers collect the necessary and critical …

Future of Agriculture 150: Upcycling and the Value of Ruminant Agriculture with Dr Sara Place

April 24th, 2019



Dr. Sara Place is the Senior Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, an organization that seeks to innovate and educate its members regarding their industry. She …

Future of Agriculture 149: Project Level Equity for Ag Infrastructure with Aaron Ratner of Ultra Capital

April 17th, 2019



Aaron Ratner is the Managing Director at Ultra Capital, a company that finances small and mid-size startups in the sustainable technology industry. …

Future of Agriculture 148: International Ag Development through Venture Capital with Euler Bropleh of Vested World

April 10th, 2019



Euler Bropleh is the Founder & Managing Director of Vested World, an investment platform that seeks to bridge the gap between private investors …

Future of Agriculture 147: U.S. Policy on Lab-Grown Meat with Scott Bennett of the American Farm Bureau Federation

April 3rd, 2019



Scott Bennett is the Director of Congressional Relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation, an independent, voluntary, non-government group …

Future of Agriculture 146: The Case for Urban Agriculture with Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture

March 27th, 2019



Henry Gordon-Smith is considered one of the leading experts in urban agriculture. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture, a global …

Future of Agriculture 145: Building Local Fermentation Hubs for Microbial Ag Solutions with Dr. Paul Zorner of Locus Ag

March 20th, 2019


Dr. Paul Zorner is the CEO of Locus Agricultural Solutions, an agricultural company that develops microbial “probiotics.” These microbial probiotics …

Future of Agriculture 144: Maybe Disruption Isn't the Answer for Ag with Matt Zieger of Village Capital

March 13th, 2019



Matt Zieger is the Vice President of Village Capital, a company that seeks startups offering innovative solutions and disruptive ideas that promote …

Future of Agriculture 143: Dairies becoming Fertilizer Factories with Ross Thurston of LWR and Jay Binversie of Bucky Organics

March 6th, 2019



Ross Thruston is the President and Founder of Livestock Water Recycling, a company that is implementing technology in animal agriculture units that …

Future of Agriculture 142: Understanding the AgTech Investor with Steve Sarracino of Activant Capital

February 27th, 2019



Steve Sarracino is the Founder of Activant Capital, a business that invests in growth-stage tech companies worldwide. They provide funding for businesses in commerce, Internet of Things, and data-driven companies. For …

Future of Agriculture 140: Hemp Opportunities and Realities Part 1 with Zev Paiss

February 13th, 2019



Zev Paiss is a Managing Partner at Farmers Support Group, a company dedicated to helping hemp farmers as well as laying down the foundations for a U.S. hemp supply chain. Their goal is to guarantee buyers for every …

Future of Agriculture 138: Becoming a Farm CEO with Dick Wittman

January 30th, 2019



Dick Wittman is the Founder of Wittman Consulting, a company dedicated to training consultants who can help family farm businesses in transitional …

Future of Agriculture 137: Managing a Multi-Generational Farm Business with Jeff and Garrett Sims of Sims Farms

January 23rd, 2019



Jeff and Garrett Sims are the owners of Sims Farms, a family-owned and operated ag business in the Centralia, Missouri area. The farm was established in 1967, and they’re the 5th generation of farmers who manage and …

Future of Agriculture 136: Scaling an AgTech Company with Sid Gorham of Granular

January 16th, 2019



Sid Gorham is the President & CEO of Granular, a software and analytics platform that aims to improve farming efficiency and help farmers make …

Future of Agriculture 135: Managing the Modern Farm Business with Farmers Justin Dahlgren and Eric Thalken

January 9th, 2019



Justin Dahlgren and Eric Thalken are farm managers in Nebraska. They have adapted to using Granular, one of the world’s leading farm management …

Future of Agriculture 134: Dairy Farmer and Standup Comedian Tim Moffett

January 2nd, 2019


Tim Moffett is known as the Ag Comedian, as he blends comedy and farming into a finely tuned and unique craft. He likes to combine everyday life on the farm and stand-up comedy to show everyone there is always something …

Future of Agriculture 133: Stories from the Soil Finale: Why I Love Working in Agriculture

December 26th, 2018



The concept of Soil Health deals with making sure the land where our farms stand will remain the same for the next generation. This was the goal of my journey in bringing the awareness of soil health to the world, and …

Future of Agriculture 132: Business Consulting for Farm and Ranch Operations with Davon Cook of Ag Progress

December 19th, 2018



Davon Cook is the Co-Founder of Ag Progress, a company that provides management consulting, family business advisory, and facilitation for ag …

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

December 12th, 2018


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 …

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

December 5th, 2018


Brady Sidwell is the owner of Sidwell Strategies, a commodity brokerage that provides a variety of risk management solutions that caters towards …

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

November 28th, 2018



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 …

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

November 21st, 2018



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 …

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

November 14th, 2018



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 …

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

November 7th, 2018



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 …

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

October 31st, 2018



Alexander Reichert is the Co-Founder & CEO of AgVend, an eCommerce platform that partners with various ag retailers to adapt to the evolving …

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

October 24th, 2018


Todd Janzen is an attorney whose practice covers the agricultural industry with the intent to represent farmers and their respective businesses. He …

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

October 17th, 2018



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 …

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

October 10th, 2018



Georg Banauch is a molecular biotechnologist with extensive knowledge of synthetic biology and biofuels research. He is also a Co-Founder and …

Follow Up Friday: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

October 5th, 2018


The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is a mentor-led program that allows startups to collaborate with agriculture industry leaders and present their …

Future of Agriculture 121: Electricides with Andrew Diprose of Rootwave

October 3rd, 2018


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 …

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

September 27th, 2018


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 …

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

September 20th, 2018


 Jim Loar is CEO and President of Cool Planet, an innovations company that seeks to improve upon the current agricultural technologies we have today …

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

September 12th, 2018



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 …

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

September 5th, 2018



Pete Nelson is the President and Executive Director of AgLaunch, an agriculture accelerator that supports startups that innovate food and provide …

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

August 29th, 2018




Martin Gross is the Founder and President of Gross-Wen Technologies, a next generation wastewater treatment company that makes use of microalgae …

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

August 22nd, 2018



Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller are the founders of Pheronym, an agricultural biotechnology company that develops safe and nontoxic solutions to …

Follow Up Friday: Village Capital

August 17th, 2018



Welcome back to another episode of the Future of Agriculture’s Follow Up Friday series - the segment when we follow up with listener-submitted …

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

August 15th, 2018




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 …

Follow Up Friday: TERRA Accelerator

August 10th, 2018




Welcome back to another episode of the Future of Agriculture’s Follow Up Friday series - the segment when we follow up with listener-submitted …

Future of Agriculture 113: Reducing Food Waste and Fraud through Hyperspectral Imaging with Abi Ramanan of Impact Vision

August 8th, 2018



Abi Ramanan is the CEO of Impact Vision, a company that seeks to build a more secure and transparent food system with the use of hyperspectral …

Follow Up Friday: Logan Smith Asks About Microbes

August 3rd, 2018




Welcome back to another episode of the Future of Agriculture’s Follow Up Friday series - the segment when we follow up with listener-submitted …

Future of Agriculture 112: Accelerating AgTech with Sarah Nolet of AgThentic

August 1st, 2018


Sarah Nolet is the Founder and CEO of AgThentic, a company that helps ag businesses and their entrepreneurs and innovators build the food systems of …

Follow Up Friday: Chad Ingels is Inspired by Stephen Ritz of Green Bronx Machine

July 27th, 2018


Welcome back to another episode of the Future of Agriculture’s Follow Up Friday series - the segment when we follow up with listener-submitted …

Future of Agriculture 111: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Jeremy Williams of Monsanto

July 25th, 2018


Dr. Jeremy Williams is the Vice President of Biotechnology and Agricultural Productivity Innovations at Monsanto, one of the largest modern …

Follow Up Friday: Wendell Schumm from The Ontario AgCast Makes A Guest Appearance

July 20th, 2018


FUF004 Wendell Schumm of the Ontario AgCast Makes a Guest Appearance


Happy Friday and welcome back to another episode of the Future of …

Future of Agriculture 110: How Carbon Trading Could Benefit Farmers with Aldyen Donelly of Nori

July 18th, 2018



Aldyen Donnelly is the Director of Carbon Economic at Nori, a startup company dedicated to creating trust and transparency while lowering transaction costs throughout the carbon trading industry. Her mission is to …

Follow Up Friday: Kyle McCarty's Top 3 Episodes

July 13th, 2018


FUF003 Kyle McCarty’s Top 3 Episodes


Welcome back to another episode of the Future of Agriculture’s Follow Up Friday series - the segment when we …

Future of Agriculture 109: Regenerative Agriculture with Del Ficke and Graham Christensen

July 11th, 2018


Del Ficke and Graham Christensen own farms that advocate a practice called Regenerative Agriculture. This practice sequesters a massive portion of …

Future of Agriculture 108: Data-Driven Sustainable Agriculture Through IoT and Machine Learning with Michael Gilbert of Semios

July 4th, 2018


Michael Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of Semios, a Canadian company that helps farmers manage their pest problems using onsite sensing, big data, …

Future of Agriculture 107: Organic Agriculture at Scale with John McKeon of Tanimura and Antle

June 27th, 2018


John McKeon is the Senior Manager of Organic Compliance, Commission, and Consolidation at Tanimura and Antle. Founded in 1982, Tanimura and Antle is …

Future of Agriculture 106: Food Myths with Food Historian Rachel Laudan

June 20th, 2018


Rachel Laudan is a food historian and award-winning author of Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History, a book about the rise and fall of …

Future of Agriculture 105: How Farming Maggots Can Convert Waste to Feed with Olympia Yarger of GOTERRA

June 13th, 2018


Olympia Yarger is the Founder and CEO of GOTERRA, an Australian-based waste management company that redefines the idea of food waste through decentralized waste management. Their company’s primary goal is to manage food …

Future of Agriculture 104: Fighting Pests Strategically and Sustainably with Dr. Pamela Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations

June 6th, 2018


Dr. Pamela Marrone is the founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company dedicated to finding practical, sustainable pest management solutions …

Future of Agriculture 103: Agriculture and Conservation with Michael Doane of The Nature Conservancy

May 30th, 2018


Michael Doane is the Managing Director of the Agriculture and Food Systems at The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization and the world’s leader …

Future of Agriculture 102: Biochar with Jim Loar of Cool Planet

May 23rd, 2018


Jim Loar is the President & CEO of Cool Planet, a company founded to provide innovative agricultural technologies that increase crop production …

Future of Agriculture 101: Balancing Consumer Perspectives on Sustainability with Producer Realities with Ryan Sirolli of Danone North America

May 16th, 2018


Ryan Sirolli is the Senior Director at Danone North America, a food company that focuses on dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and plant-based …

Future of Agriculture 100: Harnessing Nature To Feed The World More Sustainably with David Perry of Indigo Ag

May 9th, 2018


David Perry is the President, CEO, and Director of Indigo Ag, a company that seeks to harness the power of plant microbes to improve yield and lessen …

Future of Agriculture 099: Nutrient Management, Intercropping, and The Sharing Economy with Jason Mauck

May 2nd, 2018


Jason Mauck is a farmer in Gaston, Indiana and the CEO of Constant Canopy, an operation dedicated to closing the gap between livestock and grain production. He is passionate about demystifying misconceptions and …

Future of Agriculture 098: Evidence-Based Agriculture and Defining Sustainability with Marc Brazeau of Food and Farm Discussion Lab

April 25th, 2018


Marc Brazeau is the Chief Organizer and Editor at Food and Farm Discussion Lab, a food system think tank and online magazine for people within the …

Future of Agriculture 097: For Profit Approach to International Ag Development with Richard Lackey of World Food Bank

April 18th, 2018


Richard Lackey is the Chairman and CEO of the World Food Bank, an organization founded in 2015 to provide sustainable solutions to the food security …

Future of Agriculture 096: Getting Started in Farming with Tom Bottoms

April 11th, 2018


Tom Bottoms earned his bachelor’s degree in Plant Sciences from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and in 2013, he …

Future of Agriculture 095: Could Organic and GMO be on the Same Team with Rob Saik

April 4th, 2018


Rob Saik is the founder of the Agri-Trend® group of companies whose primary goal is to help farmers grow food through agriculture consulting services …

Future of Agriculture 094: Ag Literacy for Kids with Simone Kain of George the Farmer

March 28th, 2018


Simone Kain is the co-creator of George the Farmer, a social enterprise that focuses on educating kids about proper farming practices as well as how food and fiber are produced using apps, music, videos, picture books, …

Future of Agriculture 093: CrowdFARMING with Chris Rawley of Harvest Returns

March 21st, 2018


Chris Rawley conceived the idea of crowdfunding platforms for agriculture while visiting a farm investment in Central America. He would soon start

Future of Agriculture 092: Farmer and Rancher Advocacy with RJ Karney of the American Farm Bureau Federation

March 14th, 2018


RJ Karney is the Congressional Relations Director of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), an organization founded in 1919 that aims to be the …

Future of Agriculture 091: The Role of Cooperative Extension in Modern Agriculture with Dr. Jason de Koff

March 7th, 2018


Dr. Jason de Koff is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Tennessee State University. He holds a Ph.D in agronomy from Purdue …

Future of Agriculture 090: Final Perspectives on Blockchain with James Song and Alex Danco

February 28th, 2018


James Song is the CEO and Founder of ExsulCoin, a startup based on blockchain technology that focuses on helping solve the world’s refugee crisis. A …

Future of Agriculture 089: Farmer and Rancher Perspectives on Data, Blockchain and the Consumer with Jerod McDaniel

February 21st, 2018


Jerod McDaniel is a farmer and cattleman from Texhoma, Oklahoma. He is progressive when it comes to farm-related data, and new technology and …

Future of Agriculture 088:Farmgate Blockchain Applications with Emma Weston of AgriDigital

February 14th, 2018


Emma Weston is the CEO and one of the founders of AgriDigital, a commodity management company that combines advanced technical and industry expertise with aesthetic design and intelligent systems to develop seamless …

Future of Agriculture 087:Blockchain and the Internet of Food with Raja Ramachandran of

February 7th, 2018


Raja Ramachandran is the CEO of, a company that considers itself as the Blockchain of food. offers solutions to food problems that …

Future of Agriculture 086: 086 FOA How Blockchain Works with Alex Danco of Social Capital

January 31st, 2018


Alex Danco is an Associate and member of the Discover Team at Social Capital, a partnership consisting of philanthropists, capitalists, and …

Future of Agriculture 085: How Blockchain Technology Can Help Farmers in Developing Countries

January 24th, 2018


FoA085 FOA How Blockchain Technology Can Help Farmers in Developing Countries


David Davies is the Founder of AgUnity and AgriLedger. AgUnity …

Future of Agriculture 084: The Journey of Blockchain Adoption in Agricultural Supply Chains with Dr. Nishant Dass

January 17th, 2018


Dr. Nishant Dass is an associate professor and Ph.D. Coordinator in finance at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. His areas of expertise …

Future of Agriculture 083: How Tokens are Used to Decentralize the Agricultural Supply Chain with Origin Trail

January 10th, 2018


Tomaz Levak and Ziga Drev are the founders of OriginTrail, a service that developed the first purpose-built protocol blockchain-based supply chains. …

Future of Agriculture 082: Applications for Blockchain in Agriculture - Part 2

January 3rd, 2018


In part 1 of our Blockchain series, I discussed the concept of Blockchain and how it can impact the agricultural industry. I highlighted reputable …

Future of Agriculture 081: Applications for Blockchain in Agriculture - Part 1

December 27th, 2017


Innovations in the agricultural industry come in many forms. From technological advances to improving farming practices, the world is slowly but …

Future of Agriculture 080: Bootstrapping a Farm Management Software Company with Nick Horob of Harvest Profit

December 20th, 2017


Nick Horob is the founder of Harvest Profit, a company that provides a set of management tools focused on the business side of the farm. Their aim is …

Future of Agriculture 079: Investing in the Future of Agriculture with Tyler Mayoras of Advantage Capital Partners

December 13th, 2017


Tyler Mayoras is a Principal at Advantage Capital Partners, a company that invests in small businesses that are ready for growth. As a principal, his …

Future of Agriculture: Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 3) with Eric Mork of ICM Inc.

December 6th, 2017


This is the perfect end to our three part series on cellulosic ethanol. You have heard from Dr. Brown describing why we should care about the …

Future of Agriculture: Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 2) with Michael McAdams, President of the Advanced Biofuels Association

November 29th, 2017


Michael McAdams knows biofuels. He knows the issues, the history, the players, and the future. He is passionate, well-researched, and you can hear it …

Future of Agriculture: Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 1) with Dr. Robert Brown of the Bio Institute at Iowa State University

November 22nd, 2017


This episode begins a three-part series on cellulosic ethanol and other cellulosic biofuels. 

What if we could take one of the most prolific, …

Future of Agriculture 003: Farm Economies of Scale with Lon Frahm of Frahm Farmland Inc

November 15th, 2017


How does a 30,000 acre farm operate with just 9 employees?

Lon Frahm shares with Tim how he has grown his row crop operation to over 30,000 acres, and how he uses economies of scale such as self-insuring and storing his …

Future of Agriculture 078: The Zillow of Farmland with Terva CEO Steven Brockshus Final

November 8th, 2017


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, …

Future of Agriculture 077: A Ruminant Revolution with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt

November 1st, 2017


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 …

Future of Agriculture 076: Investment Banking in Agriculture with Wall Street Cowboy Chris Narayanan of GA Capital Final

October 25th, 2017


Chris Narayanan is a US Marine Corps veteran, and the President & CEO of GA Capital, a veteran-owned investment banking firm that provides services to both companies and investors linked to the agribusiness supply …

Future of Agriculture 075: A Level Playing Field For Farmers Through Data with Charles Baron of Farmers Business Network

October 18th, 2017


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 …

Future of Agriculture 074: Leveraging Data To Optimize Commodity Decisions with Mike Neal of DecisionNext

October 11th, 2017


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 …

Future of Agriculture 074: Leveraging Data To Optimize Commodity Decisions with Mike Neal of DecisionNext

October 11th, 2017


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 …

Future of Agriculture 073: How Agricultural Development Creates Food Secure Communities with David Norman of Heifer International

October 4th, 2017


David Norman is the Senior Vice President of Investments Programs at Heifer International, a company that promotes a “pay it forward” approach to …

Future of Agriculture 072: How Biotechnology Can Make Us Healthier with Andry Andriankaja and Carl Andre of BASF

September 27th, 2017


Andry Andriankaja is an agronomist that specializes in the field of plant biotechnology. Carl Andre is the research manager for the EPA-DHA Canola …

Future of Agriculture 071: Hydroponics and Controlled Environment Ag with Joe Swartz of American Hydroponics

September 20th, 2017


Joe Swartz is the Vice President of Commercial Sales and Technical Support at American Hydroponic, a.k.a AmHydro. AmHydro is a small company in the United States that designs and builds innovative hydroponic systems, a …

Future of Agriculture 070: Guest Host Michelle Bufkin Shares an Inside Look Into AgGrad

September 13th, 2017


Today’s episode will be a bit different. We normally find guests and have them share their incredible ideas and wisdom on the Future of Agriculture …

Future of Agriculture 069: The Logistics of a Farm to Table Restaurant with Jack Gilmore of Jack Allens Kitchen

September 6th, 2017


Jack Gilmore is the owner and head chef of the famous Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Austin, Texas. More than good food and service, Jack Allen’s Kitchen is known for being a pioneer in what we call the “Farm to Table.” …

Future of Agriculture 068: Farmers Investing in AgTech with Spencer Stensrude of Ag Ventures Alliance and Matthew Rooda of SwineTech

August 30th, 2017


Spencer Stensrude is a business analyst for Ag Ventures Alliance, a company that invests in startups aimed to support and innovate the agricultural …

Future of Agriculture 067: Disruptive Agricultural Technologies with Aidan Connolly, CIO of Alltech

August 23rd, 2017


Aidan Connolly has been with Alltech for 27 years and is currently its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Alltech is a company that helps farmers feed …

Future of Agriculture Podcast 066: Misfit Farmers with Scott Wettstein and Dr. Curt Livesay from Dynamite Ag

August 16th, 2017


Do we take basic decision making for granted? Do we just assume that our practices in the past should be our practices in the future? Using data …

Future of Agriculture 065: Finding The Right People for Your Agribusiness with Bob Broeckelman

August 9th, 2017


There was a time when people found a job and stayed there for most of their working lives. Those times are in the past with modern statistics saying that 67% of employees leave a first job within the first 2 years. …

Future of Agriculture 064: Technology for Grazing Management With Byron Palmer and Christine Su of PastureMap

August 2nd, 2017


Grasslands and grazing cattle go hand in hand. Yet, grazing cattle can be a complex process with things like dynamic business practices, the ecology …

Future of Agriculture 063: Travel The World Learning About Agriculture with Nuffield Scholar Matt Hocken

July 26th, 2017


What do you think about an all-expenses-paid trip around the world for six months to learn about agriculture? Does it sound too good to be true? It …

Future of Agriculture 062: Farmer Feedback on AgTech Ideas with Kevin Heikes and Kyle Morrow.

July 19th, 2017


Today’s guests allow us to look at agricultural technology and entrepreneurship from two different perspectives. Kevin Heikes is part of the IN10T, a …

Future of Agriculture 061: 5 Takeaways From The First 60 Episodes

July 12th, 2017


While having guests and learning from people with different perspectives are the typical setup of this show, stopping to reflect on the things that have been discussed and talked about is an excellent way of seeing the …

Future of Agriculture 060: Building Apps for Agriculture with Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile

July 5th, 2017


Peter Schott grew up in a family with technologically inclined parents who used computers on their farm even from way back in 1984. Because of this, …

Future of Agriculture 059: Why You Should Teach Agriculture - Part Two with Dr. Daniel Foster

June 28th, 2017


Today’s episode is a continuation of a two-part series on why you should teach agriculture. In the previous episode, Dr. Daniel Foster, an educator …

Future of Agriculture 058: The Best STEM Delivery Tool with Dr Daniel Foster

June 21st, 2017


Daniel Foster is a proponent of agricultural literacy and is currently an Agricultural Teacher Educator at The Pennsylvania State University. He …

Future of Agriculture 057: Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture with Marcus Hollan of the Cultivating Change Foundation

June 14th, 2017


Today’s guest grew up in Mariposa, California and has viewed the world from different lenses as a youth through the 4-H Youth Program. Marcus Hollan …

Future of Agriculture 056: Old Farm with New Ideas with Coley Jones Drinkwater of Richland Farms Dairy

June 7th, 2017


Coley Jones Drinkwater belongs to a third-generation family of farmers who tend to and sustain the Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia. …

Future of Agriculture 055: Grain Entrapment and How an Idea Becomes a Feature Film with Sam Goldberg from Silo The Film

May 31st, 2017


Today’s guest is an independent movie producer from New York City. Sam Goldberg grew up in Manhattan without any background in agriculture. He was …

Future of Agriculture 054 Rural vs Urban Agricultural Education

May 24th, 2017


Joining us on today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast are two educators who are making an impact in the agricultural industry by engaging …

Future of Agriculture 053: Millennials Solving World Problems Through Agricultural Technology with MiKayla Sullivan of Kinosol

May 17th, 2017


Millennials are making waves in many of today’s business and career industries – and the agriculture industry is no exception. This week, I’m …

Future of Agriculture 052: Our Role In Ag Education with Hope Floeck of Hope Floeck Consulting

May 10th, 2017


Today’s guest, Hope Floeck of Hope Floeck Consulting, grew up on a farm in East Texas. She went to Texas Tech University where she received her …

Future of Agriculture 051: The Power of A Plant with Stephen Ritz of Green Bronx Machine

May 3rd, 2017


Today’s guest is from the Bronx in New York. His journey to agriculture started accidentally while he was dealing with student conflict in his class. …

Future of Agriculture 050: Strategic Communications and Balancing Side Hustles with James Garner of Cogent Communications

April 26th, 2017


Today’s guest is my close friend, James Garner. He is a partner in a company called Cogent Communications that does public affairs work in …

Future of Agriculture 049: Building a Brand from Scratch in Agriculture with Marji Guyler-Alaniz of Farmher

April 19th, 2017


Women have been part of agriculture since the beginning of time. Today’s guest is passionate about showing how the roles of women have progressed and …

Future of Agriculture 048: A Future Without Bacon and Eggs is No Future At All with Hannah Thompson-Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance Final

April 12th, 2017


If you are a typical American who enjoys bacon and eggs for breakfast, can you imagine a future without them? If you are a doctor, a dietician or …

Future of Agriculture 047: Rural Living Sheep Ranching and Totes MaGoats with Sara Hollenbeck of Hollenbeck Ranch

April 5th, 2017


Today’s guest grew up in Grass Valley, California. Sara Hollenbeck lives with her husband on a ranch in Molt, Montana called the Hollenbeck Ranch. …

Future of Agriculture 046: Growing Cannabis and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag

March 29th, 2017


Today’s guest is a scientist, researcher, and the founder of Dynamite Ag – a sales and consulting company founded in 2012. Growing up in a Christian …

Future of Agriculture 45: Cows-Canada-and Quotas with Wendell Schumm of Wallenstein Feed and the Ontario AgCast

March 22nd, 2017


To better understand what’s going on in the agriculture business, looking outside the boundaries is a must. Knowing how other countries do things …

Future of Agriculture 044: Grassfed Beef Through Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing with Russ Conser of Standard Soil

March 15th, 2017


On today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast, my guest is an engineer by who was born in Nebraska and grew up as a city kid in Omaha. Russ …

Future of Agriculture 043: Sharing Ag With Over 2 Million People - Joel Cowley President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

March 8th, 2017


Today’s guest, Joel Cowley, grew up with his grandparents who exposed him to agriculture even before being introduced to books at school. Losing his …

Future of Agriculture 042: Agtech Foodtech and Ag Entrepreneurship with Louisa Burwood-Taylor of AgFunder

March 1st, 2017


AgTech has experienced quite a boom over the years. There is no question that innovation can boost tremendous improvements in the Agriculture …

Future of Agriculture 040: From Land to Landfill - Food Waste with Jonathan Bloom of Wasted Food

February 15th, 2017


Food waste is a major issue in the United States, as well as the world. Research shows that about 97% of food wasted in the United States ends up in landfills and the less than 3% of waste that doesn’t see a landfill is …

Future of Agriculture 039: Farmland Ownership and Cash Rent with Dave Meyers of Bird Dog

February 8th, 2017


On today’s episode of the Future of Agriculture Podcast, my guest is a Purdue graduate who was brave enough to make a career change from being a …

Future of Agriculture 038: Jay Hill Snapchat Famous First Generation Farmer

February 1st, 2017


On today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast, I found a very interesting man on Snapchat about a year ago and he tells the story of his …

Future of Agriculture 037: Matthew Sligar of Rice Farming TV The Casey Neistat of Agriculture

January 25th, 2017


On today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast, I have the privilege of talking with the Casey Neistat of Agriculture – Matthew Sligar.  He …

Future of Agriculture 036: $1.5 Billion in Agricultural Research With Dr. Shannon Hauf Monsanto

January 18th, 2017


I recently had the opportunity to attend a media event held by Monsanto announcing the new project initiatives that the company will be unveiling in 2017. The information, research, and development that this company has …

Future of Agriculture 035: The Future of American Agriculture From a Policy Perspective with Sara Wyant

January 11th, 2017


On today’s episode, we're talking about insights the future of American agriculture from a policy perspective and what’s going on in Washington D.C. …

Future of Agriculture 034: Utilizing Food Waste for Urban Agriculture with Tinia Pina of Re-Nuble

January 4th, 2017


Utilizing Food Waste for Urban Agriculture with Tinia Pina of Re-Nuble

The United States has a shortage of people who want to work in agriculture. …

Future of Agriculture 033: Agricultural Trucking & Transportation with Jared Flinn of

December 28th, 2016


On today’s episode of the Future of Agriculture Podcast, my guest, Jared Flinn, is the founder and operating partner of Bulk Loads. His site provides …

Future of Agriculture 032: International Farming & Ag Leadership with Kip Tom

December 21st, 2016


This is a good time for reflection on this past year and anticipation of what is to come in 2017, and I’m energized about the potential we have in …

Future of Agriculture 031: The Temple Grandin Interview

December 14th, 2016


On today’s episode of the Future of Agriculture Podcast, I am extremely excited to chat with a guest with whom I have the utmost respect for and who …

Future of Agriculture 030: The Shark Farmer with Rob Sharkey

December 7th, 2016


On today’s episode of the Future of Agriculture Podcast, I am chatting with possibly one of the most active Twitter users within the agricultural …

Future of Agriculture 029: Turkey Production with Steve Olson of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association

November 30th, 2016


This episode is going is going live on the last day of November 2016. Many of us in the U.S. still have turkey in our bellies and are wrapping up a week of delicious food. 

This is the perfect setting to dive into the …

Future of Agriculture 028: Startups, Social Media, and the future of AgTech with Kevin Heikes of

November 23rd, 2016


Kevin Heikes is the Founder of, an advisory firm dedicated to helping clients solve problems in Agriculture related to technology strategy, …

Future of Agriculture 027: International Agriculture Development and The Future of Agriculture in Africa with Trent McKnight, Founder of AgriCorps

November 16th, 2016


AgriCorps sends American college graduates and professionals into developing nations to teach agriculture and to build local agricultural …

Future of Agriculture 026: Vertical Farming with Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech

November 9th, 2016


Dr. Nate Storey holds a PhD in Agronomy and Crop Science from the University of Wyoming. He started his company, Bright Agrotech while completing his …

Future of Agriculture 025: Michael Dunn, Precision Agronomist & Remote Sensing Specialist

November 2nd, 2016


According to AgFunder, over $4 billion poured into AgTech investments in 2015. Many times when people think of the recent AgTech craze, their mind immediately goes to drones.

I have been curious about drones for quite …

Future of Agriculture 024: AgriTourism with Matt Krueger of the Valley Corn Maize and K&D Krueger Farms

October 26th, 2016


Happy Halloween! 

I hope for many of you this means the end to a successful growing season and a bountiful harvest. To celebrate this season, we are …

Future of Agriculture 023: JJ Jones of the Center For Food Integrity

October 19th, 2016


The amount of biased propaganda on the internet is incredible. Especially in this politically divisive season, we are surrounded by information that …

Future of Agriculture 022: Eating Bugs with Robert Nathan Allen of Little Herds

October 12th, 2016


Little Herds is a non-profit organization that promotes insects as food and feed. In this episode, Robert Nathan Allen (“RNA”) describes why insects …

Future of Agriculture 021: Brian Hogue, Arable Media

October 5th, 2016


Brian Hogue and his team at Arable Media have a deep knowledge of agriculture, and an eye for what makes stories interesting to tell on video.

Arable …

Future of Agriculture 020: Johnny George, Tree T-Pee

September 28th, 2016


When Johnny Georges walked onto the set of Shark Tank it was clear that he was not your average entrepreneur. Wearing a tee shirt and a ball cap, Johnny pitched his business that sells the Tree T-Pee. His product serves …

Future of Agriculture 019: Dr. Pamela Marrone, CEO and Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI)

September 21st, 2016


Dr. Pamela Marrone, CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), started the company in 2006 to discover and develop effective and …

Future of Agriculture 018: Jerry Miller, Founder of

September 14th, 2016


“City folks just don’t get it” 

That’s the slogan of, an online dating service for those that value the rural lifestyle. In this …

Future of Agriculture 017: Jake Wenger of Wenger Ranch & Wood Colony Jake talks about multi-generational farming, water allocation, and CA AB1066

September 8th, 2016


Jake operates a family farm near Modesto, CA growing primarily almonds and walnuts. He is an elected board member on the local water board and is very active in the California Farm Bureau (where his father serves as …

Future of Agriculture 016: Jerrod Westfahl of AgriSync Talks AgTech and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

August 31st, 2016


AgriSync has a really cool technology that helps farmers communicate with trusted advisers using their smart phone. (Think FaceTime for farmers).  

Future of Agriculture 015: Janette Barnard of The Poultry Exchange

August 24th, 2016


Janette Barnard was in the middle of a successful agribusiness career with Elanco when she decided to go back to school to get her MBA from Texas …

Future of Agriculture 014: Dr. Doug Sammons, Monsanto

August 18th, 2016


This interview will make you smarter. 

Have you heard of "superpests"? This term refers to agricultural pests that develop resistance to agricultural …

Future of Agriculture 013: Career Advancement in Agribusiness Webinar

August 18th, 2016


This episode is a recorded webinar I did for the Kansas State University Master of Agribusiness program entitled "Career Advancement in Agribusiness". 

The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) Program is an executive …

Future of Agriculture 012: Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Bros

August 18th, 2016


FUN episode here as Tim sits down with Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Bros. 


Greg, along with his siblings Nathan, Kendal, and Laura got their start by creating viral YouTube videos including "Farmer Style" …

Future of Agriculture 008: Erik Wilson of My Job Depends on Ag

August 4th, 2016


On this episode, Tim chats with Erik Wilson, who is a farmer, owner of a custom spraying business, and one of the co-founders of "My Job Depends on Ag". Erik has a fantastic success story of someone living the American …

Future of Agriculture 007: Vance Crowe, Director of Millennial Engagement at Monsanto

August 4th, 2016


Vance Crowe has a fascinating agricultural success story. Although he grew up in Central Illinois, he did not grow up on a farm or study agriculture …

Future of Agriculture 006: Matt Brechwald of Off Farm Income

August 4th, 2016


Tim discusses with Matt his journey from law enforcement to farming, podcasting and rodent control.

Matt took an agricultural internship in college …

Future of Agriculture 005: Ranching, Sustainability, & AgVocacy with Debbie Lyons-Blythe

July 26th, 2016


If you were a listener of the AgGrad podcast, this episode will be a repeat for you, but it's great nonetheless. 

Debbie Lyons-Blythe runs a …

Future of Agriculture 004: Damian Mason, The Most Entertaining Man in Agriculture

July 25th, 2016


This episode was originally posted on the AgGrad Podcast, but it was so good we had to re-publish here. 

Damian is a professional public speaker to …

Future of Agriculture 002: Organic Feed Production with Cameron Molberg of Coyote Creek Feed Mill

July 20th, 2016


Usually when people first think of organic agriculture they think of one thing: raising crops with no chemicals. Well, this industry is WAY larger …

Future Of Agriculture 001: Introduction to the Show

July 20th, 2016


Why did we create the "Future of Agriculture" Podcast? 

In this episode, Tim explains that the next 30 years are likely going to be one of the most …

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