246 episodes

CropTalk #KyleTalksAgTech with Kyle Barnett is about shedding light on the controlled environment agriculture field and the technology that enables people to grow with a whole new level of precision and success.

Kyle Barnett speaks with CEA leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, growers, and start-ups that are pushing the limits on how we grow. Whether growing in the greenhouse, vertical farm, or indoor grow operation, this podcast shines the spotlight on people moving the industry ahead and their unique journeys.

For newcomers to this emerging niche or established players looking for extra tips, motivation, and a view at what the future might hold for controlled ag., this podcast is for you!

CropTalk Kyle Barnett

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

CropTalk #KyleTalksAgTech with Kyle Barnett is about shedding light on the controlled environment agriculture field and the technology that enables people to grow with a whole new level of precision and success.

Kyle Barnett speaks with CEA leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, growers, and start-ups that are pushing the limits on how we grow. Whether growing in the greenhouse, vertical farm, or indoor grow operation, this podcast shines the spotlight on people moving the industry ahead and their unique journeys.

For newcomers to this emerging niche or established players looking for extra tips, motivation, and a view at what the future might hold for controlled ag., this podcast is for you!

    225. Developing Fully Integrated CEA Facilities w. Kris Nightengale

    225. Developing Fully Integrated CEA Facilities w. Kris Nightengale

    In this episode of #KyleTalksAgtech, I have the pleasure of chatting with Kris Nightengale, the VP of Sales at AdeptAg. We delve into the captivating story behind the company's origins, where a group of seasoned players in the horticulture field came together. Kris sheds light on the hidden complexities of the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, drawing a parallel to an iceberg with unexplored depths. We also gain his valuable insights and predictions regarding the future path of the industry.

    • 43 min
    226. Creating the most Efficient Vertical Farm w. Tyler Baras

    226. Creating the most Efficient Vertical Farm w. Tyler Baras

    Tyler Baras is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Area 2 Farms, a CSA vertical farm serving the greater D.C metro area. On this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech. Tyler sheds light on the secrets behind his farm's exceptional efficiency, shares his insights on recent industry closures within the vertical farming realm, and offers his predictions for the future landscape of Controlled Environment Agriculture.
     

    • 50 min
    228. USA Regional Development of CEA w. Andrew Brooks

    228. USA Regional Development of CEA w. Andrew Brooks

    Andrew Brooks is the Business Development Manager for the Southeastern USA at Priva. A South Carolina native, Andrew is passionate about CEA and developing the southeast, one state at a time. In this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech Andrew and I discuss the separating factor that leads some states to be leading the CEA charge while others are slow to adopt, the collective challenges we face within horticulture and stigmas associated with the industry within conventional farmers, and how we can collectively do better by working together. 
     

    • 44 min
    229. Cultivar Trialing for Continuous Growth w. Stephanie Cruz

    229. Cultivar Trialing for Continuous Growth w. Stephanie Cruz

    Stephanie Cruz is the R&D Lead Crop Specialist at 80 Acres. From her initial aspirations of managing an independent organic farm to her newfound passion for data and technology, Stephanie is at the forefront of driving progress in maximizing value through her endeavors in experimenting with a diverse array of Cultivars. In this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech Stephanie and I discuss the value of cultivar selection and trialing how her journey through horticulture exemplifies the continuous cycle of learning and personal growth the CEA industry provides.

    • 20 min
    230. Distribution Mastery & Unifying CEA w. Craig Carlson

    230. Distribution Mastery & Unifying CEA w. Craig Carlson

    Craig Carlson is the CEO of Carlson Produce Consulting, where he is supporting the growth of high-performance products and services within the fresh produce supply chain. Craig has had extensive experience working with giants such as Walmart and US Foods, now with a consultative focus on large scale CEA endeavors. In this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech Craig and I discuss the importance of mastering distribution in order for any CEA producer to win,  the importance of having a unified message that transcends all growers and resonates with consumers, along with what the future landscape of CEA may look like.

    • 41 min
    231. Overcoming Challenges through Scale, Genetics & Teamwork w. Matt Lingard

    231. Overcoming Challenges through Scale, Genetics & Teamwork w. Matt Lingard

    Matt Lingard is the Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Science at BrightFarms. On this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech I speak with Matt about some of the key challenges CEA leafy green growers are experiencing, his strategies for overcoming obstacles, and how we are in the business of people as much as we are in the business of plants. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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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