55 episodes

CropTalk is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s agricultural business leaders find the foundational values that lead to success.

Whether you’re looking to learn from industry experts who have transformed their organizations, discover how a value-first mentality can improve your business, or simply figure out how to prioritize your leadership, this is the podcast for you.

Each episode features topics like: growing tips and tricks, farm leadership, company culture, employee management and empowerment, leadership development, future growth, mentoring, operational excellence, and more.

Let’s talk crops.

CropTalk Charlie McKenzie

    • Business

CropTalk is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s agricultural business leaders find the foundational values that lead to success.

Whether you’re looking to learn from industry experts who have transformed their organizations, discover how a value-first mentality can improve your business, or simply figure out how to prioritize your leadership, this is the podcast for you.

Each episode features topics like: growing tips and tricks, farm leadership, company culture, employee management and empowerment, leadership development, future growth, mentoring, operational excellence, and more.

Let’s talk crops.

    55. #KyleTalksAgtech: Consulting the Urban Farming Industry Around the World w/ Henry Gordon-Smith

    55. #KyleTalksAgtech: Consulting the Urban Farming Industry Around the World w/ Henry Gordon-Smith

    On this episode of the CropTalk series, #KyleTalksAgTech, Kyle Barnett speaks with Henry Gordon-Smith about his journey in urban farming, his advice on getting started in the CEA industry and what it's like to run Agritecture. 

    • 28 min
    54: How To Start Measuring Your Cannabis Crop's Performance Using Repeatable Metrics and Objective Data-driven Analytics w/ Brett Strauss @ MJBizCon 2019

    54: How To Start Measuring Your Cannabis Crop's Performance Using Repeatable Metrics and Objective Data-driven Analytics w/ Brett Strauss @ MJBizCon 2019

    What does a stock portfolio and a cannabis crop have in common? 
    "More than you can ever imagine!" exclaims Brett Strauss of FolioGrow. 
    Brett and I sat down (in a back alley/hall somewhere in the Las Vegas Convention Center) during MJBIZCON 2019 to discuss the unique ways that he and his team are helping growers make better decisions and allowing them to ditch their whiteboards forever. 
    Brett has an idea of where he thinks the market is headed and sheds light on how data driven analysis will give those that use it the edge that is needed to stay in business long-term. 
    Until next time, #startcleanstayclean
     
     

    • 21 min
    53. #KyleTalksAgtech: Giving Back and Growing Up w/ Penny McBride

    53. #KyleTalksAgtech: Giving Back and Growing Up w/ Penny McBride

    On this episode of the CropTalk series, #KyleTalksAgTech, Kyle Barnett speaks with Penny McBride about her journey giving back & working in the urban & vertical farming space, from her work at Vertical Harvest to her current role at Second Chances Farm. 

    • 26 min
    51. How The Hemp Pavilion at The World Ag Expo Came to Life w/ Kevin Nowell

    51. How The Hemp Pavilion at The World Ag Expo Came to Life w/ Kevin Nowell

    I am so excited I’m going to wet my plants (hemp plants that is)!!
    The World Ag Expo is here!
    Today through Thursday I will be hanging out at The Hemp Pavilion looking to learn about alllll sorts of Hemp Happenings.
    I had Kevin Nowell, of HiLo Seed Company, onto CropTalk to discuss how he and his partners were able to bring the The Hemp Pavilion to life.
    Tune in and get yourself to the World Ag Expo! You won’t regret it!
    Until next time, #startcleanstayclean

    • 39 min
    52. #KyleTalksAgtech: Touring the vertical flavors of AGreen Fams w/ Adam Green

    52. #KyleTalksAgtech: Touring the vertical flavors of AGreen Fams w/ Adam Green

    On this episode of the CropTalk series, #KyleTalksAgTech, Kyle Barnett takes a tour with Adam Green through AGreen Farms in Philidelphia, exploring the exotic flavors of crops they are growing while discussing Adam's philosophies on starting a vertical farm. 

    • 25 min
    50. CropTalk's 50th Episode - #Gratitude

    50. CropTalk's 50th Episode - #Gratitude

    Whoa...I never imagined this podcast would evolve into what it is today. 
    I am so grateful for SOO many people that have been instrumental in this podcast growing into what it is today and what it will be years down the road. 
    This episode is celebrating and thanking those folks that helped CropTalk and me get to where we are today. 
    I am truly grateful for all of you. 
    Until next time, #startcleanstayclean

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

EvSmi ,

Fascinating and informationally dense

This podcast is the bees knees! Fills a much needed niche and dives deep. If you’re involved in the ag industry or interested in getting involved, do yourself a favor and listen to every single episode. Charlie’s an awesome host with killer content across platforms. So grateful to have discovered CropTalk!

Chris Vande-Stouwe ,

Droppin' Growing Knowledge in your Ears

Charlie is a great host! Engaging, informative, and fun! Put on your favorite head phones, walk your crop or set your GPS, and join Charlie on a ride to experience the world of growing!

BrittanyDau ,

An Engaging Listen!

This podcast is engaging and sooo helpful at the intersection of agriculture and business. Charlie speaks passionately and knowledgeably about the business of growing. I’m on the production team, and it has been an incredible opportunity to watch this show take shape.

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