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 281: Open Source Ag Technology with Brian Tischler of AgOpenGPS
Autonomous Tractor Skiing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-T-rrny1Vk
Brian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/efarmerdot
Brian Tischler is a farmer in Alberta, Canada. He shares how he started learning how to build software to solve a basic problem, and how that lead to a community of thousands of people around the world who are a part of what is now an open source project called AgOpenGPS.
FoA 280: Organic Farming Myths and Realities with Erin Silva, Ph.D.
YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/uwipm/search?query=erin%20silva
Dr. Erin Silva is an associate professor and state extension specialist in organic and sustainable cropping systems at University of Wisconsin - Madison, a position she’s held for about 15 years. She works in partnership with farmers to conduct research related to organic grain production, with a focus on reducing tillage and incorporating soil health practices.
FoA 279: Drones for Precision Spraying with Daniel McCann of Precision AI
Precision AI: https://www.precision.ai/
Fulcrum Global Capital: https://www.fgcvc.com/
Protein Industries Canada: https://www.proteinindustriescanada.ca/
Daniel McCann is the CEO of Precision AI. A three-time startup founder with over 25 years in technology in diverse industries such as artificial intelligence, fintech, security, fast food, and agriculture, Daniel provides a unique perspective on how technology impacts our world. Precision AI is a portfolio company of Fulcrum Global Capital.
FoA 278: Technology for Better Milk and Healthier Cows with Bethany Deshpande of SomaDetect
Prime Future Newsletter: https://primefuture.substack.com/
Bethany Deshpande is on the show. She is the CEO of SomaDetect, which has a technology that is easily installed in a milking parlor that collects milk data at the individual cow level. Not just on milk quality - which is one big factor, but also on cow health. The milk can tell us a lot about how that cow is doing, and allows dairy producers to see trends at the individual cow level.
FoA 277: Delivering More Nutritious Food Ingredients with Matt Crisp of Benson Hill
Benson Hill: https://bensonhill.com/
Today’s episode features Matt Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill. Benson Hill describes themselves as a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine. Basically, they are trying to improve plant-based ingredients by attacking every aspect of the value chain from seed to processing to sales.
Can plant-based ingredients improve nutrition, and flavor with better ingredients?
FoA 276: Sustainability, Corporate Responsbility, and ESG with Louisa Parker-Smith of AGCO Corporation
Today’s guest is Louisa Parker-Smith, who is the Global Head of Sustainability for AGCO Corporation. Most of you listening know all about AGCO - they are a major farm machinery designer, manufacturer, and distributor, including tractors, combine harvesters, hay & forage machinery.
In today’s episode, we talk about ESG and the interest of investors to know what AGCO is doing in terms of sustainability, where AGCO is focusing their efforts, future innovations in farm machinery, and her time in Africa.
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!