Future of Agriculture
About This Show
Welcome to the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich. This show looks into the diversity that is agriculture and agribusiness.
The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and agriculture is expected to produce more food with less land and less water. Agribusiness will be part of the future to constantly innovate and find sustainable ways of meeting the challenges of tomorrow.
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Most Recent Episode
Future of Agriculture 062: Farmer Feedback on AgTech Ideas with Kevin Heikes and Kyle Morrow.
7 days ago
Today’s guests allow us to look at agricultural technology and entrepreneurship from two different perspectives. Kyle Heikes is part of the IN10T, a digital agricultural company that created Farmer Trials. Farmer Trials is a platform that connects people who have new ideas and want to test them on real farms. These people get to work with real farmers who have the skill and resources to assess whether these ideas solve real problems that farmers face. Also with me is Kyle Morrow, a farmer in Indiana who is currently a customer of Farmer Trials. Kyle shares his experience working with the company and allows us to look at matters from a practical approach since one of the goals of the program is to see things from different lenses. Today, we see that all new and innovative agricultural technology is nothing until tested and proven effective on the farm. Kyle shares how art and science are combined as a growth strategy used by Farmer Trials; the communication process among the farmer, the ag entrepreneur, and Farmer Trials; and when entrepreneurs can approach Farmers Trials if they have new insights and project proposals. “Having something like Farmer Trials where they can try multiple things within a given year accelerate the learning curve to utilizing the data.” - Kyle Morrow This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: Problems that existed on the farm before Farmer Trials came along Requirements farmers had to meet in the past if a company wanted to do farm trials Tasks that Farmer Trials manage and facilitate for agribusinesses Working in the business versus working on the business Why the services offered by Farmer Trials are appealing to companies both big and small How Farmer Trials plan to use the grant awarded tthem by Kansas Department of Agriculture Who determines the compensation for the projects Check Out Kevin Heikes Across the Net: Farmer Trials Website Farmer Trials on Twitter Farmer Trials on Facebook