This podcast takes a 360° view into emerging agriculture technologies by creating dialogue among stakeholders in academia, industry,
growers, producers, Extension specialists, the overall agriculture sustainability community, and other important stakeholders.
Join us with host, Adrian Percy, as we present this information in an engaging format encompassing
multiple viewpoints and more as we explore AgTech together.
Investing in Innovative Ag and Food Tech Start-Ups with Radicle Growth
Ever wonder how the new technology that we talk about gets funded? In this episode we talk to Kirk Haney, the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Radicle Growth. Radicle Growth carefully selects innovative ag and food tech start-ups for investment, ensuring that powerful, disruptive technologies reach their full potential.
Under Kirk’s leadership, Radicle Growth has become a market leader in early-stage Ag and Food Tech investing and company building and has secured top-tier financial and corporate investors. As a serial entrepreneur, Kirk has raised over $200M in venture capital, private equity and corporate capital and has had three successful exits. He has worked in technology, venture capital and Ag & Food his entire career. He has a clear understanding of what early-stage companies need to do to be successful. Kirk is a proud father and is passionate about food, health and sustainability.
Towards Eradicating Malaria: Repurposing Agriculture Agtech for Public Health with the IVCC
Dr. Nick Hamon, CEO at Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) shares how his company repurposes chemistry that may have traditionally been used in agriculture and applies it to the public health sector while keeping in mind the constraints of return on investment, funding sources, resistance management, efficacy, and overall safety. His company is working toward total eradication of Malaria.
Reimagining Livestock AgriTech with Cainthus
Aidan Connolly, Chief Executive Officer at Cainthus and President of AgriTech Capital, gives his perspective on livestock agtech importance, and how seemingly simple tech can be revolutionary.
Rethinking the Drivers of Innovation in AgTech with Finistere
Ingrid Fung, Investment Director at Finistere Ventures, talks diversity in agriculture, consumer-driven Ag Tech, pharmaceutical inspiration in the Ag Tech space, and what she is most excited about moving forward with sustainable ag.
Keep Calm and CRISPR On with Rodolphe Barrangou
Rodolphe Barrangou, a Distinguished Professor at NC State, talks about the advancements and importance of CRISPR, and where the future of this technology may lead. This episode is filled with great examples of what CRISPR is and its capabilities.
Find out more about Rodolphe's CRISPR lab here: https://crispr.cals.ncsu.edu/
The Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State
Dean Richard Linton, of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State, talks about the Plant Sciences Initiative and plans for future and current partnerships along with unique approaches to moving forward.