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 287: Why The Nature Conservancy is Investing in Agtech with Renée Vassilos
The Nature Conservancy: https://www.nature.org/en-us/
Renée Vassilos LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rvassilos/
Renée Vassilos manages The Nature Conservancy’s investments in innovative companies that will help scale regenerative agriculture production practices. Prior to joining TNC, she spent nearly a decade at John Deere, followed by leading her consulting firm, Banyan Innovation Group, advising growth-stage agriculture technology startups and investors.
FoA 286: Nutrient Density and the Future of Quality-Driven Food Systems with Dan Kittredge
Bionutrient Food Association: https://bionutrient.org/
Bionutrient Institute: https://www.bionutrientinstitute.org/
Dan Kittredge is the Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association. He founded the BFA with the mission of increasing quality in the food supply. Dan’s perspective is healthier food comes from healthier plants which come from healthier environments. So, if we can develop a reliable measurement of healthy food, we can use that as a critical metric for a better food system.
FoA 285: [Tech-Enabled Advisor Series] Helping Growers Save Money with Independent Crop Consultant John Silvera
John Silvera on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-silvera-02b838175/
John Silvera, is an Independent Crop Consultant in California. In this episode we’ll talk about the return on investment of farmers hiring independent crop consultants, why John decided to start using AgWorld, and how he estimates he can save an average sized grower around $100,000 per year through his integrated budgeting, agronomic advising, and input purchasing service.
FoA 284: Autonomous Sprayers with Gary Thompson of GUSS
See GUSS in action: https://gussag.com/
We have on the show today another great example of farm robotics in GUSS Automation. GUSS stands for Global Unmanned Spray System, and joining me for today’s episode is COO Gary Thompson. As the name implies, GUSS sells a fully autonomous sprayer for use in orchards and vineyards. Which is really interesting, because there is no piece of equipment that goes through these operations more than a sprayer does, so the savings and efficiencies here are compelling.
FoA 283: A Model for Climate-Smart Dairy with Calgren Dairy Fuels
A group of 15 dairies in the central valley of California are getting paid to turn their cow manure into renewable fuel.This project is a collaboration between local dairy farmers, Calgren Dairy Fuels which is the renewable energy company, and Maas Energy Works which makes the digesters. Joining me to talk about this innovative project is Lyle Schlyer, president of Calgren Renewable Fuels, and Daryl Maas, CEO of Maas Energy Works.
Brought to you by the California Milk Advisory Board
FoA 282: Open Source Weed Control with Guy Coleman and William Salter of OWL
OWL GitHub: https://github.com/geezacoleman/OpenWeedLocator
Weed AI https://weed-ai.sydney.edu.au/about
Guy Coleman Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeezaColeman
William Salter Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamtsalter
Guy Coleman and William Salter take us through the evolution of the Open Weed Locator project, the importance of open source technology, the role Weed AI can play in the future of agriculture, and much more.
Required listening to understand where the Ag Tech industry is headed.
Tim is an excellent and insightful host and has assembled a podcast that is required listening for anyone interested in understanding where Ag Tech is headed. Very thought leading guests and always brings an insightful perspective for where our industry is headed.
Great podcast and great insight.
I recently discovered this podcast. Great show with great guests and great insight. I have learnt a lot in the short time I have been listening. Thanks Tim!
Tim’s broad spectrum of guests and pointed questions do a fantastic job of highlighting key issues in the ag industry today and how they’re innovatively being addressed. Great listen every time!