Every week, you’ll hear from the entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders that are changing the food and agriculture industry on and off the farm. Your hosts are Tim and Tyler Nuss. They are brothers, 5th-generation farmers, and entrepreneurs who have scaled tech startups, developed international supply chains, and built brands. The Modern Acre is Ag Built Different.
171: Streamlining Ag Labor with Michael Guirguis, Co-Founder & CEO of Seso Labor
Michael Guirguis is the co-founder and CEO of Seso Labor, a labor marketplace for agriculture that addresses the labor problem by connecting U.S farms with qualified seasonal workers via America’s agricultural guest worker program (H-2A). Michael joins us to dive into his background in labor policy, founded and scaling the company, and some meaningful insights into the complex nature of agricultural labor. Must listen!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/171
170: AeroFarms Goes Public Via SPAC and Rebrands with Stacy Kimmel, VP of R&D
Stacy Kimmel, PhD, is the Vice President of R&D at AeroFarms, an indoor farming company and Certified B Corporation that uses the latest breakthroughs in vertical farming, artificial intelligence and plant biology to grow and distribute fresh produce locally and globally.
Stacy joins us to give an update on AeroFarms, including their recent announcement of going public via SPAC, company and product rebrand, and construction of their newest indoor farm. Tune in for an insightful update into one of the most innovative companies in the indoor farming space!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/170
169: Scaling an AgTech Startup into New Markets with Israel Talpaz, CEO and Co-Founder of See Tree
Israel Talpaz is the co-founder and CEO of See Tree, an agtech startup that uses the power of machine-learning algorithms to get smarter, and offer farmers the most precise window into the strength of their tree crops. Israel joins the podcast to talk about how he founded the company and how they are scaling both geographically and in crop type. Tune in to learn more about their approach, technology, and more!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/169
168: The Latest in AgTech SPAC's, Carbon Markets, Indoor Farming & More with Vonnie Estes, VP of Technology of PMA
Vonnie Estes is the Vice President of Technology of the Produce Marketing Association. Vonnie joins us for the second time to give some updates and insights into some hot topics within agriculture. We talk through the recent merger of PMA and United Fresh, the latest in carbon markets, agtech exits including SPAC's, indoor farming, and seeing a Rivian in the wild! This episode has it all.
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/168
167: Enabling Farms to Access Financing and Capital with FarmRaise Co-Founders Jayce Hafner and Sami Tellatin
Jayce Hafner (CEO) and Sami Tellatin (COO) are the co-founders of FarmRaise, a digital platform that equips producers with financial resources to build vital farming communities that are profitable, equitable, and ecologically resilient. Their simplified farm funding app applies farmers for major USDA cost-share programs in less than 20 minutes. They also track local and state funding programs as they open throughout the year and provide 1:1 support to help farms unlock more capital.
Jayce and Sami join the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation. We cover how they founded and have grown the business, the challenges of farm financing, regenerative hot takes, and much more. Tune in!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/167
166: Sustainable Water Management in Agriculture & Farming with Josiah Terrell-Perica, Director of Farmland Investing at FarmTogether
Josiah Terrell-Perica is the Director of Farmland Investing at FarmTogether, a technology-enabled farmland investment platform that provides accredited investors with direct access to farmland as an asset class.
Josiah joins us for the second time on the podcast to dive deep on some of FarmTogether's recent deals, what Josiah looks for in farmland, and sustainable water management and principles. He provides an overview of both climate and market related factors to consider in farmland investing. A ton of good stuff in this one!
Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/166
So interesting and informative
As someone who is new to the ag industry, this podcast is my go-to! It is very interesting to listen to, and I learn something new every single time. Keep it coming!
Low-key, one of the best podcasts around. Game changing to say the least.
Great podcast, really enjoy it!