Every week, you’ll hear from the entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders that are changing the food and agriculture industry on and off the farm. Your hosts are Tim and Tyler Nuss. They are brothers, 5th-generation farmers, and entrepreneurs who have scaled tech startups, developed international supply chains, and built brands. The Modern Acre is Ag Built Different.
189: Robotic Weeder Product Development with Jon Mey, Director of Product at Carbon Robotics
John Mey is the Director of Product at Carbon Robotics, an agtech startup pioneering the next revolution in agriculture through the deployment of innovative technology and hardware. Carbon Robotics’ first product, the Autonomous Weeder, is purpose built to tackle one of the industry’s biggest problems: weed control.
John joins us to share more about the company, his role as head of product, and how they intend to scale with their recent round of funding. Tune in!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/189
188: The Story of AgWorld and Farm Management Innovation with Zach Sheely, President of AgWorld
Zach Sheely joins us to talk about how his interest in technology started on his family farm and evolved to his current position as President of Agworld. Agworld is one of the leading farm management companies, recently acquired by Semios, helping farmers take control of their business and operate more efficiently. Zach walks us through how he joined Agworld and helped them grow over time. This is a jam-packed episode you can't afford to miss!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/188
187: Learning from the Soil through DNA Sequencing with Rob Hranac, CEO of Pattern Ag
Rob Hranac is the CEO of Pattern Ag, an agtech startup developing a recommendation and product discovery platform centered around a deep understanding of soil. They are leveraging advances in genomics, robotics, and high-resolution agronomic data to build this knowledge, in service of improving farm profitability.
Rob joins the podcast to talk about his path to Pattern, their investors and long term vision, and how scaling the company has gone over the past few years. Tune in to learn more!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/187
186: Digital Innovation in the Fresh Produce Industry with Kim Bui, Global Head, FreshCloud Infrastructure and Analytics at AgroFresh
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Kim Bui is the Global Head of FreshCloud Infrastructure and Analytics at AgroFresh, an agtech innovator and global leader with a mission to prevent food loss/waste and conserve the planet’s resources by providing a range of science-based solutions, data-driven digital technologies and high-touch customer services. AgroFresh supports growers, packers and retailers with solutions across the food supply chain to enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of fresh produce.
Kim joins the podcast to talk about how his team is responsible for implementing the digital layer within AgroFresh in the food supply chain. We dive deep into how technology is impacting and driving the produce industry.
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185: Plant-Based Meat Ingredient Breeding with Matt Crisp, CEO and Co-Founder of Benson Hill
Matt Crisp is the CEO and Co-Founder of Benson Hill, a food technology company founded in 2012 with a mission to deliver food made better from the beginning. Through our CropOS® technology platform, which combines data science, plant science and food science, we are leveraging the natural genetic diversity of plants to deliver seed innovation that enables healthier, better tasting, more sustainable and more affordable food and ingredient options.
Matt joins us to talk about the plant based food movement, how we has grown and scaled the business, and shares insight into their decision to go public via SPAC. Tune in!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/185
184: AgTech M&A with Bushel and Farmlogs Founders, Jake Joraanstad and Jesse Vollmar
This week we talk to two agtech founders - Jake Joraanstad, the CEO and co-founder of Bushel, and Jesse Vollmar, the CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs - about the recent news of Bushel acquiring Farmlogs. Bushel is an independently owned software company and leading provider of software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers and food companies. FarmLogs is an agtech startup that provides farm management software designed to help run a more efficient, more profitable farm.
Jake and Jesse talk through the recent news, their businesses, and how they plan to integrate and grow together. They also offer some spicy takes during our quick takes segment. Don't miss this one!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/184
Fresh approach to Farming
This is so refreshing. Great to learn about fresh approaches to farming, latest technologies and sustainable approaches to growing an ag business. Very cool show thans Tim & Tyler.