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
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FoA 276: Sustainability, Corporate Responsbility, and ESG with Louisa Parker-Smith of AGCO Corporation
Today’s guest is Louisa Parker-Smith, who is the Global Head of Sustainability for AGCO Corporation. Most of you listening know all about AGCO - they are a major farm machinery designer, manufacturer, and distributor, including tractors, combine harvesters, hay & forage machinery.
In today’s episode, we talk about ESG and the interest of investors to know what AGCO is doing in terms of sustainability, where AGCO is focusing their efforts, future innovations in farm machinery, and her time in Africa.
FoA 275: Digital Infrastructure for Ag Supply Chains with Jake Joraanstad and Jesse Vollmar of Bushel
Visit Bushel: https://bushelpowered.com/
Joining me is Bushel co-founder and CEO Jake Joraanstad as well as Jesse Vollmar, who was the cofounder and CEO of FarmLogs and now is the VP of Farm Strategy at Bushel after the acquisition. We discuss why a company that is focused on supply chain would get into the farm management software business, what is digital infrastructure and how it makes money, and how they might use the data they’re collecting to provide unprecedented insights back to their customers
FoA 274: [Tech-Enabled Advisor Series] Precision Ag with Jonathan Zettler of Fieldwalker Agronomy
Learn more about SWAT Maps: https://www.swatmaps.com/
Fieldwalker Agronomy: https://fieldwalker.ca/
Jonathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZRAgri
Today’s episode is all about precision agriculture, so if you’re into agronomy and variable rate technology, you’re in for a treat!
Jonathan Zettler discusses the evolution of precision agriculture adoption, how he is building his business using SWAT Maps, and his agronomy tech stack.
FoA 273: Designing the Seeds of the Future with Ponsi Trivisvavet of Inari
"From Farms to Incubators" book: https://bookshop.org/books/from-farms-to-incubators-women-innovators-revolutionizing-how-our-food-is-grown/9781610355759
We have on the show Ponsi Trivisvavet, who is the CEO of Inari, the SEEDesign company that uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to unlock the full potential of seed to build a more sustainable future for the food system.
Co-hosted by author Amy Wu.
FoA 272: The Future of Food with Jack Bobo
I have on the show a guest whose work I’ve followed for a long time, and someone who I’ve connected with a handful of times over the years, and am really glad to finally get him on the show, Mr. Jack Bobo. Jack is a food futurist and the author of ‘Why smart people make bad food choices.’ He is also the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company that advises companies, foundations and governments on emerging food trends and consumer attitudes and behaviors related to the future of food.
FoA 271: Ag Robotics Roundtable
SWARMFarm Robotics https://www.swarmfarm.com/
Carbon Robotics https://carbonrobotics.com/
What’s driving the robotics revolution?
How they’re setting up their business models to both lower the upfront costs, but also improve the ROI over time.
How they are handling the upfront costs to customers of autonomous equipment