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Future of Agriculture

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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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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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!

 

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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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

 

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

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

 

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 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!


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 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!

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 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.

Jul 26, 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 successful cattle ranch in Kansas and blogs about it at http://www.kidscowsandgrass.com

She is a fantastic advocate for agriculture, ranching, and sustainable practices. She is a winner of the "Farm Mom of the Year", and as you will hear, a very knowledgeable and articulate leader for the ag industry. 

Debbie mentions that she is open to inviting anyone who wants to experience production agriculture to her ranch. Reach out to her on Twitter @DebbieLB if interested.

Also, please visit http://www.AgGrad.com to get connected with agricultural careers and internships. 

Jul 25, 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 agribusinesses and agricultural association events. He has a background in production agriculture, and a very unique but well thought out perspective on several agricultural issues. 

Damian got his start in the entertainment business as a Bill Clinton impersonator (which he recently brought back to his offerings due to political relevance). 

On this episode, we talk about the value of internships to self discovery, why the Ag industry might be wasting its time trying to "educate" their customer, and we even get a little guest appearance by Bill Clinton. 

Enjoy this episode!

To learn more about Damian Mason or to book him for your next event please visit: http://www.damianmason.com

Follow Damian on Twitter: @DamianPMason

Check out more information about Ag Internships: http://www.AgGrad.com

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND REVIEW the Future of Agriculture Podcast!

 

 

Jul 20, 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 and MUCH more complicated than that. 

Take, for example, organic milk. A product that has become commonplace in most grocery stores. Certified organic milk must come from certified organic dairies that feed certified organic feed. 

For there to be a consistent supply of milk to keep grocery store shelves full of fresh product, there must be a consistent and abundant supply of organic feed to keep the cows fed. This is no simple task. Especially considering the fact that certified organic acreage is growing, but still limited. 

Cameron Molberg is the CEO and General Manager of Coyote Creek Feed Mill in Elgin, TX. Cameron and Tim talk about both the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing demand for organic agricultural products. Cameron also notes the challenges small farmers face to make a living or just to break even. 

 

To learn more about Coyote Creek Feed Mill visit: http://coyotecreekfarm.org/

 

 

Jul 20, 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 crucial times ever for agriculture and agribusiness. 

Population growth, limited resources, and variable consumer preferences create challenges and opportunities for all of those who work in the ag industry. 

These issues affect everyone along the value chain from farm to fork. Tim lists a few of the over 300 careers that exist in the agriculture industry. 

The concept of this show came from feedback from the original AgGrad Podcast. Based on that feedback, we realized 1) listeners wanted to hear more about issues and ideas, 2) listeners were most interested in talking about the future, and 3) it was hard to find the AgGrad podcast while searching podcast players for topics such as "agriculture" and "agribusiness. For those reasons, we decided to re-brand and launch this podcast. 

Some of the coming episodes are brand new original content about topics ranging from cellulosic ethanol to organic animal feed to superpests. Others will be re-purposed (but still relevant) from the original AgGrad show. 

*PLEASE SUBMIT IDEAS FOR FUTURE GUESTS AND/OR AGRICULTURAL TOPICS TO TIM ON TWITTER @TIMHAMMERICH.

**PLEASE HELP OTHERS LOCATE AND LISTEN TO THIS SHOW BY SUBSCRIBING AND RATING US ON ITUNES. 

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