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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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Now displaying: September, 2016
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.

 

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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. 

 

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 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

 

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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