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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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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

 

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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. 

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.

 

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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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.

 

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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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 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.

Thanks for listening!

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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.

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.

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.

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