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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! For more details on the guests featured on this show, visit the blog at www.FutureOfAg.com. Or, to learn more about career opportunities in agriculture, visit www.AgGrad.com Make sure you’re subscribed so you can catch another fascinating ag innovator next week!
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Dec 28, 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 an online platform that connects shippers with the transportation companies.

Jared graduated with a minor in agricultural economy, but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his credentials. He started working as a truck driver and grew to love all the aspects of the industry and eventually moved into shipping logistics in the agriculture sector. His passion for the trade inspired his vision of connecting companies and shippers, and so Bulk Loads was born.

Jared started his venture without knowing whether it would be successful, but he persevered and created a sustainable and profitable business which addressed and solved clients’ pain points. On today’s show, you’ll hear his thoughts, wisdom, and advice about taking ideas and building a business in agricultural and transportation space.

 “You have to have the commodities to trade, but behind that you have to have the efficient supply chain to get it through.” – Jared Flinn

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Jared shares his story about the route he took after he graduated from university.
  • He tells us how he found the industry’s pain points and turned that into his success.
  • Jared shares the best life and work advice he received and took to heart.
  • We talk about how the industry has changed for transportation entrepreneurs.
  • Jared explains how he strikes a balance with his business model.
  • He gives us an idea about his marketing techniques.
  • Jared shares his story about starting the company despite the resistance he met from other businesses.
  • He reveals his thoughts on Donald Miller’s message and how it relates to business.
  • We talk about the future of the transportation industry.
  • Jared talks about how he caters to his customer base.

 

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Dec 21, 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 some of the strategic objectives that we’ll be rolling out here in the coming year. I’m also excited to interview our guest today who came from humble farming beginnings and is now a leader in agri-business and a force in politics.

On today’s episode of the Future of Agriculture Podcast, we have who could very well be our next United States Secretary of Agriculture, Kip Tom.  Whether Kip is nominated or not, he will play an integral role in the leadership of our industry from his home in Indiana, from Washington D.C., or across the water in South America where he has a farming operation. He is passionate about encouraging and motivating our youth to step into the agri-business sector to continue family farming operations.

Kip shares his wisdom, insights, and advice, about this business and you’ll hear how a young man who grew up on his family’s homestead became a passionate advocate of continuing the American dream of keeping family-run farming businesses alive.

 “If there’s one thing you do, work towards succession planning to prepare the next generation to grow your business and sustain it. “  Kip Tom

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Kip talks about what his unique business model.
  • He talks about how he diversifies in the farming industry.
  • He tells us about his involvement in politics.
  • Kip describes his role in the family operations.
  • We talk about ag-policy and innovation.
  • He talks about his focus and goals in the event he becomes the next Secretary of Agriculture.
  • Kip tells us his views on the challenges of our Ag producers.
  • We discuss the needs in farming and how important it is for young people to get involved.
  • Kip talks about how social media impacts our agriculture stories and relays valuable information.
  • Kip speaks about his story about agri-business in South America.
  • He shares his insights about the future of

 

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Dec 14, 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 I am in awe of. Dr. Temple Grandin is an author and a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University who is passionate about agriculture and the people involved in it. Temple has revolutionized the industry with practices she devised and is a highly-regarded internationally known speaker on the subjects of autism and cattle handling.

Temple’s incredible story of overcoming personal and professional challenges to revolutionize the agriculture industry, a sector which is set in its ways, will blow your mind. She is an inspiration to everyone in general and to people who want to break into an industry where they don’t necessarily fit the mold.

Temple brings value, wisdom, and inspiration to today’s show and I’m honored and humbled to interview her. She is passionate about keeping the agriculture industry alive and shares her invaluable advice for those seeking a life in the agricultural sector.

Students get interested in things they get exposed to.” – Dr. Temple Grandin

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Temple discloses her experiences in the agriculture industry in the 20th century.

  • She expounds on the ethics of eating animals.

  • Temple speaks about encouraging all types of careers in the agriculture industry and keep it in the forefront.

  • She talks about how to best serve people in the industry who are visual learners or thinkers.

  • She gives you information and advice on autism.

  • She tells us what she likes most about teaching students.

  • Temple recounts about her life since the movie about her aired.

  • She talks about improvements in the agriculture and food processing industry.

  • Temple tells us about what’s changed in animal handling.

 

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Dec 7, 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 space – Rob Sharkey. Rob is the host of an amazing podcast I recently discovered called The Shark Farmer Podcast.

“Sharky,” as his friends lovingly call him, runs a grain farm in Illinois in addition to an outfitters business for deer hunters. Today, I had the chance to ask him some of the most pressing questions I’ve always wanted to ask a farmer. Additionally, he shares his story of some of the most difficult challenges and obstacles he and his wife has had to face as a business owner, and he shares his unique opinion on various “ag-vocating” strategies appearing on social media over the last few years.

 

“Social media has been one of the best things for the agriculture industry.” – Rob Sharky

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Sharky explains why he decided to start his podcast and what the journey has been like for him.
  • He explains why he stopped using Twitter for about a year.
  • We discuss “hard times,” what hard times looked like for him and his wife, and how they overcame these challenges.
  • We talk about the ag-vocating strategies across social media and he shares his opinion about these messages.
  • He shares his advice to farm equipment and product sellers.
  • He shares his opinion on the different “clicks” throughout the agriculture industry.
  • Sharky shares his least favorite thing about owning a farming business, and what he thinks would change when his children take over the farm.
  • He gives us insider information on what he plans to discuss at the Ag Chat Conference later this week!

 

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Nov 30, 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 fascinating world of the commercial turkey industry. Over 46 million turkeys are grown every year just in the state of Minnesota. 

The birds are grown indoors with technology to monitor every aspect of the feed, water, and environment. On this episode we speak with Steve Olson, who is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. 

We discuss the impacts of the use of antibiotics and of diseases such as avian influenza. Steve also shares about the family farmers who grow and care for the birds and the business model that has sustained some of the farmers for generations.

Also we discuss changing consumer demands and technologies that have lead to growers being able to produce twice as much meat while using half the feed as operations that existed decades ago.

To learn more visit the Minnesota Turkey Growers:

 

Website:http://minnesotaturkey.com/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfzwGGj8Gv0-IGA8A7XAaGA

 

Steve also references this fascinating video by Temple Grandin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=852zxDEAR-Q&t=530s

 

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Nov 23, 2016

Kevin Heikes is the Founder of In10t.io, an advisory firm dedicated to helping clients solve problems in Agriculture related to technology strategy, product commercialization and digital system design.

Kevin has worked with several start-ups, including FarmLink, where he served as Vice President of Product and Farms Technology where, post acquisition, by DuPont Pioneer he led the integration and product migration to DTN. 

This episode is filled with new ideas, tactics, and anecdotes that will both entertain and inspire anyone interested in the future of agriculture.

Kevin mentions a couple of tools including Full Contact and Product Hunt.

Check out Kevin’s personal website: http://www.kevinheikes.com/ or his company: http://www.in10t.io/.

 

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Nov 16, 2016

AgriCorps sends American college graduates and professionals into developing nations to teach agriculture and to build local agricultural communities. The volunteers, known as AgriCorps Fellows, work for one year in countries such as Ghana and Liberia.

Trent shares his perspective on the future of agriculture in Africa, challenges and rewards of agricultural development, and the differences between U.S. and African food production. I agree with his perspective that Africa will grow into a major player in global agribusiness. So do many major corporations, who are rapidly expanding into the region.  

Enjoy Trent’s firsthand experiences and I look forward to hearing your feedback about your perspective on international development and the future of agriculture in Africa. 

Learn more about AgriCorps: https://agricorps.org/join/im-interested-in-more/

Like AgriCorps on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agricorps/

 

I encourage you to consider becoming an AgriCorps Fellow or contributing to their crowdfunding campaign!

 

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Nov 9, 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 graduate studies.

Six years later, Bright Agrotech are leaders in the high density indoor and greenhouse farming industry. They partner with farmers of all sizes to build a fresher, more distributed food system.

Many of you, especially the more entrepreneurial-minded, will really enjoy this episode. Vertical farming holds promises of entry-level farming with low startup costs, good margins, and excellent production per square foot. We often talk about the future of agriculture battling the challenge of producing more food with less land, water, fertilizer, chemicals, and environmental impact. Many of those elements are addressed with vertical farming and mentioned in this episode.

If you’ve often dreamed of being in production agriculture but don’t have land in your family, give this one a listen!

Check out Bright Agrotech’s Website and YouTube Channel.

 

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The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using.

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources. We also encourage you to tell any of your friends that are interested in farming, livestock, agribusiness, or AgTech to check out our show!

 

Nov 2, 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 some time, both from a "coolness factor" perspective and from the perspective of "what's really that great about them in agriculture?".

I had been looking to bring on a drone expert to the podcast for quite some time, but didn't want someone who would be too technical or would look at it from an impractical angle. One day on Linkedin I came across the article "Applications of UAVs in Agriculture" by Michael Dunn, CCA. I knew I had found my next podcast guest.

Michael is able to talk about drones from the perspective of the farmer and from someone who is trying to help the farmer utilize technology to improve their operation. He is both technically knowledgeable as well as practically sensible about the uses of drones in agriculture, their limitations, and their potential.

I hope you enjoy this interview with Michael Dunn of Anez Consulting.

 

Connect with Michael on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunn-cca-75a64028

Check out Anez Consulting: http://anezconsulting.com/

 

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You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources. We also encourage you to tell any of your friends that are interested in farming, livestock, agribusiness, or AgTech to check out our show!

Oct 26, 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 happy to bring on a farmer who has recently started a venture in the agritourism space.

Matt Krueger of K&D Krueger Farms is a 4th generation farmer in the Red River Valley of Minnesota. Two years ago, Matt and his family decided to launch a corn maze for the people of his community.

The response has been outstanding, and Matt expects upwards of 5,000 people to attend the Valley Corn Maize this year. Matt shares his experiences in this industry, the help he has received, and the ability for families to make lifelong memories through this business.

 

You can learn more about the Valley Corn Maize here: http://www.valleycornmaize.com/

If you’re interested in contacting Matt or learning more about his overall farming operation, visit his website: http://www.kdkruegerfarms.com

Matt also mentions the assistance he has received from the The Maize Company:http://www.themaize.com

 

Thanks for listening!

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below.

The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using.

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources. We also encourage you to tell any of your friends that are interested in farming, livestock, agribusiness, or AgTech to check out our show!

Oct 19, 2016

The amount of biased propaganda on the internet is incredible. Especially in this politically divisive season, we are surrounded by information that cannot fully be trusted.

Where can one go for well-researched, scientific facts? For politics: your options are slim. But for food and agriculture, we have the Center for Food Integrity. On this episode, Tim discusses objective research in agriculture, and how we can articulate truthful messages in an unbiased way.

JJ Jones grew up in Northwest Kansas and has worked in various aspects of the agriculture industry throughout his career. He now spends the majority of his time building trust in the food supply through The Center for Food Integrity. JJ is an objective, articulate, thoughtful, and well-researched advocate for best practices in food production. Enjoy this interview with JJ.

 

Center For Food Integrity Website

 

 

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Oct 12, 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 should be a larger part of our diet and feed. Also, he describes the business models of some current insect farming operations.  

Even if you’re not going to rush out and buy some cricket protein bars, the case for insects, especially for feed, is compelling. Enjoy this episode with an open mind and let me know what you think about the pros and cons of large scale insect farming.

 

Little Herds Website

Robert Nathan Allen on Twitter

 

Thanks for listening!

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below.

The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using.

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources.

Oct 5, 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 creates video content specializing in agricultural, outdoor, and rural lifestyles. Through use of specialized equipment such as 360 degree cameras and drones, they can tell your story accurately and beautifully. 

Brian is an entrepreneur, world traveler, and all around great guy. Enjoy this interview!

 

Arable Media Website

Brian Hogue on Twitter

 

Thanks for listening!

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below. 

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You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources.

Sep 28, 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 as both a water containment and frost protection system for tree crop farmers in Florida.

 

Johnny left with a deal to partner with John Paul Dejoria of Paul Mitchell and Patron fame. Also, he left with a recorded pitch that would go viral and ultimately be viewed over a billion times.

 

What struck me about interviewing Johnny was his authenticity. This was also one of his strengths on the program. Johnny is the real deal. He has a heart of gold and truly cares about the future of agriculture.

 

Since Shark Tank his business has exploded. He now has customers around the world and has ramped up his manufacturing to meet demand. He considers “JP” (DeJoria) a God-send, and speaks to him regularly.

 

Check out Johnny’s famous Shark Tank pitch.

 

Visit the Tree T-Pee website and Facebook Page.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below.

 

The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using.

 

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources.

Sep 21, 2016

Dr. Pamela Marrone, CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), started the company in 2006 to discover and develop effective and environmentally responsible, biologically-based products for pest management and plant health. In August 2013, she led the company IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange.  

 

Marrone Bio Innovations are experts at discovering, developing, and commercializing naturally derived technologies. They have created an industry-leading platform of pest management and plant health products that are used in agricultural, turf and ornamental, and water treatment applications. Their solutions help customers around the globe control pests, improve plant health, and increase crop yields while reducing the environmental pesticide load, decreasing chemical residues on food, and fighting the development of pest resistance. 

 

Reach out to Dr. Marrone on Twitter 

Visit the MBI website 

 

Thanks for listening! 

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below. 

 

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You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources. 

Sep 14, 2016

“City folks just don’t get it” 

That’s the slogan of FarmersOnly.com, an online dating service for those that value the rural lifestyle. In this episode, Jerry Miller, the founder of FarmersOnly.com discusses the challenges of getting the website launched and why its has been so popular (now over 6 million users!).  

This episode is interested from both an agriculture entrepreneurship perspective, but also it’s just interesting to learn about this unique business serving our industry.  

Check out www.FarmersOnly.com for more information.  

 

Thanks for listening! 

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below. 

The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using. 

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources. 

Sep 8, 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 president).

Jake talks about the benefits and challenges of operating a farm business with family, how water is allocated to farmers, how bills like AB1066 in California affect farmers, and the right way to pronounce the word "almond".

One fascinating point Jake makes is about how family farms involve not only the families that own the land but also the families of the employees as well. Several of the Wenger's employees are either related or close friends outside of work. He also describes that although his farm is incorporated for business reasons, it is still very much a family farm.

You can reach out to Jake on Twitter: @NutFarmerJake

Check out his direct-to-consumer products at www.woodcolony.com

 

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The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using.

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources.

Aug 31, 2016

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

Jerrod Westfahl is one of the entrepreneurs bringing this fascinating technology to market. Jerrod is educated in law and has a background in farming and growing successful companies. 

AgriSync has a unique combination of experience in agriculture, software and online community building. They are using it to bring emerging communication technology to agriculture so the people feeding the world - and those who support them - can get more done.

AgriSync is at the practical intersection of industrial cloud, mobile enterprise, and AgTech. Learn more at http://www.agrisync.com

 

 

 

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Aug 24, 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 A&M.

 

At A&M she caught the “entrepreneurship bug” and upon graduation launched The Poultry Exchange. Her company addresses the problem with selling fresh poultry in the “spot market”, which refers to the market for large quantities of processed poultry that is not contracted ahead of time.

 

In this episode, Janette describes the problems that her company solves, the challenges of entrepreneurship, and the opportunities that exist for her and others in the future in agriculture.

 

Check out The Poultry Exchange at http://www.ThePoultryExchange.com.

Connect with Janette on Linkedin.

 

Janette mentions 2 book recommendations:

“Ego Is The Enemy” by Ryan Holiday

“Matchmakers” by David S. Evans

 

Thanks for listening!

 

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Aug 18, 2016

This interview will make you smarter. 

Have you heard of "superpests"? This term refers to agricultural pests that develop resistance to agricultural chemicals and other applications. The more technical term for these "superpests" is multi-resistance.

Dr. Doug Sammons has dedicated his career to working with enzyme function and activity specifically around designing and adapting agricultural applications to manage pests (mainly dealing with insect pests).

If a farmer notices that an application is not working as expected Dr. Sammons would be called in as part of a team to assess exactly what is going on scientifically and creating an improved solution to dealing with the problem.

This is a fascinating topic that will not be going away. We are dealing with mother nature who is constantly adapting and changing. As we develop new technologies to grow food and fiber more efficiently, we will constantly need to be tweaking our processes to respond to a changing environment.

Enjoy this episode with Dr. Doug Sammons! Let me know what you think on Twitter @timhammerich. 

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Aug 18, 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 distance-based program offering business training to individuals working full-time in food, agriculture, and animal health. The program is built to facilitate earning a Master's degree without career interruption, and students participate in two one-week sessions. Visit http://mab.ksu.edu to apply for their next co-hort. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROGRAM!

This webinar addresses getting started in a career in agriculture, pivoting careers, working with a recruiter, and other tips for advancing your career in agribusiness. 

I hope you find value in this webinar for your career in agribusiness. 

Feel free to reach out to me at any time:

On Twitter: @timhammerich

Via Email: Tim@AgGrad.com

KSU MAB PROGRAM WEBSITE

 

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Aug 18, 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" (parody of "Gangnam Style"), "I'm Farming and I Grow It" (parody of "I'm Sexy and I Know It"), and "Chore" (parody of "Roar").

In addition to creating viral videos, they are building the Peterson Farm Bros brand to include various social media, public speaking, and performing. 

I hope you enjoy this fascinating insight into Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Bros. 

Peterson Farm Bros Website

Peterson Farm Bros YouTube Channel

Peterson Farm Bros Facebook Page

Follow them on SNAPCHAT: PeteFarmBros

 

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Aug 4, 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 Dream through his career in agriculture.

The conversation ranges from getting involved in agriculture when you don't have an ag background, running an agribusiness, GMOs,  to agricultural advocacy.

Check out “My Job Depends on Ag” on Facebook to join the conversation!

Visit the website and buy a sticker!


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Aug 4, 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 in college. However, through a series of unique experiences he is now the Director of Millennial Engagement with Monsanto.

Most of you have probably heard of Monsanto, and may even hold strong opinions about the work that they do. Listen to Vance. He is a thoughtful, articulate, intelligent ambassador for the future of agriculture. I am honored to have him on the podcast.

In addition to discussing AgVocacy (advocacy + Ag….apparently spell check acknowledges it as a word...Cool!), we discuss dedicating your career to solving problems and seeking truth. Enjoy this fascinating interview.

Follow Vance on Twitter @vancecrowe.

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Aug 4, 2016

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

Matt took an agricultural internship in college that lead him in an unconventional direction, but he now farms with his wife and daughter in Kuna, ID.

Matt also hosts the "Off Farm Income" podcast and runs a business killing rodents for farmers and ranchers.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mattbrechwald

Listen to his podcast on iTunes.

Visit his website and Facebook Page.

Thanks for listening!

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below.

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