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The future isn’t just written by the past. It’s written by the right now. And right now, we’re focused on what’s next.
Welcome to the Future. Faster. A sustainable agriculture podcast created by Nutrien Ag Solutions—for growers, for partners, for the planet.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien, the world’s largest crop inputs company. At Nutrien Ag Solutions, our network of over 2,000 retail locations and 3,400 crop consultants across 7 countries helps support our more than half a million grower-customers in their mission to feed the world.
Join Sustainable Ag Director of Retail Tom Daniel and Field Manager Sally Flis from Nutrien Ag Solutions every other week as they share company, industry and partner updates, plus engage with agriculture and environmental professionals to generate dialogue about sustainable agriculture. Follow along, as we stay a step ahead and pursue sustainable success.
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Feature Interviews with agronomic specialists, sustainable ag experts, and industry leadership figures

The Future. Faster. The Pursuit of Sustainable Success with Nutrien Ag Solutions Nutrien Ag Solutions

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    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

The future isn’t just written by the past. It’s written by the right now. And right now, we’re focused on what’s next.
Welcome to the Future. Faster. A sustainable agriculture podcast created by Nutrien Ag Solutions—for growers, for partners, for the planet.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien, the world’s largest crop inputs company. At Nutrien Ag Solutions, our network of over 2,000 retail locations and 3,400 crop consultants across 7 countries helps support our more than half a million grower-customers in their mission to feed the world.
Join Sustainable Ag Director of Retail Tom Daniel and Field Manager Sally Flis from Nutrien Ag Solutions every other week as they share company, industry and partner updates, plus engage with agriculture and environmental professionals to generate dialogue about sustainable agriculture. Follow along, as we stay a step ahead and pursue sustainable success.
Categories:

Coffee shop talk

Feature Interviews with agronomic specialists, sustainable ag experts, and industry leadership figures

    2022's New Sustainable Ag Program Offerings for Nutrien Ag Solutions' Grower Customers

    2022's New Sustainable Ag Program Offerings for Nutrien Ag Solutions' Grower Customers

    Growers enrolled 575,000 acres in Nutrien Ag Solutions' sustainable ag programs this year.
    And while that's an impressive milestone worth celebrating, the company is setting even bigger goals for next year, and rolling out new program offerings for growers who want to capitalize on the increasing supply chain value to be found in sustainable practices.
    In this episode, Tom and Sally revisit some of the big wins they had in 2021, and unveil new goals and new program offerings for next year.
    Plus, they recap some of the key takeaways from the Sustainable Ag Summit in Las Vegas, where they met with a number of industry figures and made a splash presenting the results of Nutrien Ag Solutions' sustainability efforts.


    Contact us for help with a sustainable ag project you've been developing on your own: sustainableag@nutrien.com



    Get enrolled or learn more about Nutrien Ag Solutions' new sustainability program offerings. Visit nutrienagsolutions.com/Agrible and enter the code nutriencarbon during signup.

    • 32 min
    The Holy Trinity of Soil Health, with Dr. Chuck Rice, University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology at Kansas State University

    The Holy Trinity of Soil Health, with Dr. Chuck Rice, University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology at Kansas State University

    Dr. Chuck Rice has been an expert in the field of sustainable agriculture for years.
    And his work on soil nutrients and farm productivity has changed our understanding of the way that growers conduct their operations.
    So in this episode, Tom and Sally dig deep with Dr. Chuck Rice, University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology at Kansas State University, on some of the biggest breakthroughs they've made over the years. And then, he outlines what he calls the "Holy Trinity" of soil health and how growers can harness these elements to build a more resilient operation.
    Plus, Tom and Sally outline why every step in sustainability needs to happen in a "Whole Acre Solutions" context.

    • 31 min
    Americas Largest Flour Milling Operation, Ardent Mills, Finds Value in Sustainable Ag, with Shrene White

    Americas Largest Flour Milling Operation, Ardent Mills, Finds Value in Sustainable Ag, with Shrene White

    Sustainable agriculture. Organic. Regenerative ag. Non-GMO. Gluten free.
    A trip down the aisle at the grocery store today includes all kinds of labels that you wouldn't have seen 20 years ago.
    And while the definitions of some of these terms are still being sorted out, one thing is clear: consumers are willing to pay a premium for products that they can feel good about buying and feeding to their families.
    So in this episode, Tom and Sally crunch the numbers, examining a recent eyebrow-raising survey that examined consumer attitudes about sustainable products--and it paints a rosy picture for growers who are thinking about adopting sustainable practices.
    Then, they talk to Shrene White, general manager of America's largest flour milling operation, Ardent Mills. Shrene shares some of their own data about the field, explains how they're generating new revenue under the sustainable and regenerative ag labels, and explores how their ongoing partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions has resulted in promising results from project sites across North America.

    • 30 min
    Opening Up Opportunities for Growers in the Sustainable Ag Ecosystem

    Opening Up Opportunities for Growers in the Sustainable Ag Ecosystem

    With new food labeling practices and evolving downstream partnerships, it might seem like the sustainable agriculture supply chain is more complicated than ever before.
    But these trends are creating new value at the consumer level, and by adopting a few simple practices and documenting them properly, growers can make sure they are capturing their fair share of the profits.
    In this episode of the Future. Faster, Tom and Sally discuss some of the different food labelling terms and what they really mean. Plus, they discuss real world examples of growers who are capitalizing on these trends and cite the real value on which they're collecting.
    Then, they're joined by Jeff Peters, Director of Sustainable Agriculture Downstream Partnerships at Nutrien Ag Solutions, to elaborate on why downstream suppliers are interested in tracking sustainable practices at the farm level. He also outlines what types of opportunities this provides growers and how Nutrien Ag Solutions is delivering value to both groups.

    • 31 min
    Farm Data Collection, Complexities & Compliance Tools, with Jack Brodshaug, Senior Principal Digital Agronomist

    Farm Data Collection, Complexities & Compliance Tools, with Jack Brodshaug, Senior Principal Digital Agronomist

    While return on investment (ROI) is top-of-mind for growers and their trusted crop consultants, Tom and Sally reiterate the true value of sustainable ag practice implementation and why 1-2 changes can be tough to calculate among a wide array of growing season conditions + factors. Specifically, how the two hot topic practice changes (cover crops and no-till ) can provide value above and beyond carbon program eligibility. 
    Also in this episode of The Future. Faster, Tom and Sally are joined by Jack Brodshaug, Senior Principal Digital Agronomist at Nutrien Ag Solutions to discuss the value, potential complexities and needed future advancements of farm data collection and analysis, plus he elaborates on the details of the industry’s first program that puts value on a growers farm data – and what growers will need to participate.
    Jack also shares his firsthand knowledge of Agrible - Nutrien Ag Solutions' proprietary sustainability digital platform that uses predictive agronomic forecasts and sustainability metrics generated from field-level data to improve operational efficiencies, generate new revenue streams from sustainability programs and ensure long-term success for future generations. All listeners are eligible to enter project code "nutriencarbon" into the Agrible Sign Up Page to begin utilizing the free platform today.
    Visit futurefaster.com to learn more. We'll have new episodes every other week, so make sure to subscribe in your favorite podcast app.

    • 29 min
    Cover Crop Return on Investment, with Patrick Reed from La Crosse Seed

    Cover Crop Return on Investment, with Patrick Reed from La Crosse Seed

    While the topic of carbon sequestration is hot in the streets, recent Farm Journal research indicates that only 3.32% of growers surveyed are currently enrolled in a non-governmental carbon market. But while enrollment stays lean, interest does continue to rise, with 55% of growers surveyed confirming they plan to participate over the next three years.
    In this episode of The Future. Faster, Tom and Sally discuss the recurring, but yet unanswered questions that are creating hesitancy among growers. How will the industry support the tedious data collection lift? Will the program payment cover the costs of the practice change, creating a positive ROI? Can growers participate if they conducted a practice before enrolling in a carbon program?
    Plus, Patrick Reed, Vice President of Sales at La Crosse Seed, joins us to to share how to effectively plan for and manage cover crops, the appropriate way to evaluate ROI on cover crops and some overarching pros and cons that Nutrien Ag Solutions crop consultants and grower customers should be aware of.
    Visit futurefaster.com to learn more. We'll have new episodes every other week, so make sure to subscribe in your favorite podcast app.

    • 35 min

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