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This weekly podcast dives into the agbiosciences sector in Indiana, where 21st Century agriculture, life sciences innovation and cutting-edge technology converge. Ag+Bio+Science is an in-depth conversation with leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the space. Learn more about the pioneering industry and where it's heading from those leading the way.

Ag+Bio+Science AgriNovus Indiana

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This weekly podcast dives into the agbiosciences sector in Indiana, where 21st Century agriculture, life sciences innovation and cutting-edge technology converge. Ag+Bio+Science is an in-depth conversation with leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the space. Learn more about the pioneering industry and where it's heading from those leading the way.

    A front-row seat to Indiana’s agbiosciences

    A front-row seat to Indiana’s agbiosciences

    Melissa Proffitt’s career in law spans many industries, but agbioscience stands out to her. This week, the Partner-in-Charge of Client Relations at Ice Miller joins the podcast to talk about her path to becoming a lawyer, feeding the world and what sets Indiana apart. 

    • 16 min
    Introducing the winner of our HungerTech Challenge

    Introducing the winner of our HungerTech Challenge

    AgriNovus issued a challenge to the tech community this year: unlock free delivery access to those participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a $100 billion federal program annually. Eleven teams answered the call and brought forth their solutions recently and a panel of judges selected a winner to receive a $25,000 prize to help launch their product to market. This week, we are joined by Geng Wang, the CEO of Civic Champs and winner of the HungerTech Challenge. 

    Geng talks about the “why” behind his organization, what called his team to sign up to participate and how they plan to proceed. Learn more about HungerTech at AgriNovusIndiana.com/HungerTech. 

    • 12 min
    Serving communities + creating change

    Serving communities + creating change

    Purdue University has been hosting the 4th cohort of The Mandela Washington Fellowship with agbioscience innovators from Africa spending time on campus this summer to hone and develop their professional and leadership skills. This week, we are joined by Boaz Berhanu and Molly Abende to talk about their experience with the program this summer. 

    They talk about the critical issues facing their respective communities, what they’ve learned from the program and how they plan to enact change at home once they return. 

    • 22 min
    The intersection of human + animal health

    The intersection of human + animal health

    How does a medical doctor with decades of helping women conceive children apply their experience and a mindset for innovation toward pregnancy in cows? This week, we are joined by Jim Donahue, founder of Indianapolis-based ReproHealth Technologies.  

    He talks about how the idea came to be, the difference in treating humans versus cows and the future of the company and what they hope to achieve.  

    • 19 min
    A powerful engine for workforce innovation

    A powerful engine for workforce innovation

    When her career started as a basketball coach, one could argue it was foreshadowing a future in Indiana. President of Huntington University, Sherilyn Emberton, joins the podcast this week. She talks about the evolution of the university’s offerings, how they’ve evolved since COVID-19 and the importance of connecting their students to diverse and vast opportunities in agbioscience.   

    • 17 min
    Applying innovation to SNAP

    Applying innovation to SNAP

    With 11% of the United States population using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, how can innovation create a better way to connect proper nutrition to more people? This week we are joined by Craig Gundersen, Snee Family Endowed Chair at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and professor in the Department of Economics at Baylor University. 

    He talks about the role of innovation in food insecurity, the challenges facing the current SNAP system and his recommendations for durable, sustainable solutions long-term. 

    • 17 min

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