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16 minutes | a month ago
109. Robots: the new on-farm consultant
To create a successful innovation in the agbiosciences, entrepreneurs must have a solution that makes a farmer’s operation more efficient, sustainable and profitable. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Drew Schumacher, founder of Rogo Ag, to talk about robotics paving the way for better soil health. Drew also touches on the life of an entrepreneur, growing a startup in Indiana and his advice to young people considering it as a career path.
14 minutes | a month ago
108. Loving science + loving food = a perfect match for the agbiosciences
From plant to final product, students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are rolling up their sleeves in the school’s first semester offering of a food chemistry course. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Luanne Tilstra of Rose-Hulman to talk about the course’s popularity, the curriculum and how this offering applies to the every day life of a college student who wants to work in STEM upon graduation. Luanne also talks about her role in the launch of The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, actively promoting diversity on campus and how far Rose-Hulman has come since she started as a professor in 1992 – before the school was co-ed.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
107. New study shows $39 billion comes from Indiana agbiosciences
AgriNovus Indiana recently released a new report, Innovative Agbioscience in Indiana: 2020 Assessment, showing the sector contributes $39 billion to the state economy. This week's special episode features Mitch Frazier, president + CEO, of AgriNovus Indiana with Simon Tripp and Deborah Cummings of TEConomy Partners. Read the full report here: https://agrinovusindiana.com/research/
13 minutes | 2 months ago
106. Agbioscience entrepreneurs are going for it in 2020
There has been an uptick in entrepreneurial activity this year, paving the way for more startup creation and collaboration in the agbiosciences. On this week’s episode of the podcast, gBeta Indy’s Geoff Zentz joins Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business to talk about the organization's Agbioscience Cohort. Interested in learning more about the 2020 startups participating in the accelerator? Join us for Pitch night on Friday, 11/20: - https://live.remo.co/e/gbeta-agbio-science-and-indy-vir/register
11 minutes | 2 months ago
105. Producers shape new innovations in agbioscience
As the agbioscience sector routinely introduces new innovations, the question should always be asked: is this solving a real problem for producers? Or does it create a problem that’s only solved by new innovation? On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business talks with Andy Tauer at Indiana Farm Bureau about the ongoing Producer-Led Innovation Challenge with AgriNovus Indiana, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/ProducerLedPod
10 minutes | 3 months ago
104. Career advice: let your dreams swerve and merge
While in college, Adrienne Woodward could have sworn her career would lead her down an equestrian path. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Adrienne joins Gerry Dick at Inside INdiana Business to talk about her present-day career path at United Animal Health where she works with an entirely different species: swine. Adrienne is a featured nutritionist on our career profiles section of Field Atlas – a career exploration platform designed to connect high-school and college students to the diverse opportunities in agbioscience. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/FA-Nutritionist
14 minutes | 3 months ago
103. FFA Blue Room spotlights new innovations + careers
Along with most other large events in 2020, the National FFA Convention is providing a virtual experience in lieu of its otherwise massive annual event in downtown Indianapolis. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business sits down with Blaze Currie at National FFA to talk about this year’s convention and Blue Room.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
102. Innovative environments = good ideas, people + capital
AgriNovus Indiana recently wrapped its 3-week Hackathon series with Forbes. Among those involved was High Alpha Innovation, and CEO Elliott Parker joins Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business on this week’s episode to talk about the experience. Elliott also talks about innovative environments, Indiana’s unique opportunity to be a global leader in agtech and what young entrepreneurs need to be doing now to set themselves up for success.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
101. IU research: cutting-edge specialties focused on agbioscience
In a time where life has slowed drastically in some aspects, research at Indiana University is as busy as ever. And while you might think of business, informatics or medicine when it comes to their expertise, the university is hard at work in the agbioscience space, as well. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business talks with Fred Cate, VP of Research for Indiana University. They talk innovation in the COVID-19 era, research collaboration among businesses and universities in Indiana and what IU is working on to directly help farmers with efficiency, actionable decision-making and environmental change.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
100. Field Atlas: students exploring the unexpected in agbioscience
It’s episode 100! This week, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Melissa Rekeweg, senior director of talent for AgriNovus Indiana, to talk all things Field Atlas – a career exploration platform launched in September that connects high school and college students to careers in the agiosciences. Learn more about Field Atlas: www.myfieldatlas.com.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
99. Forbes AgTech+ Hackathon: creating disruption + new ideas
This month, AgriNovus and IEDC team up with the Forbes Under 30 List and leaders in Indiana’s agbioscience sector to create disruption and new ideas that will transform the industry. Gerry Dick from Inside INdiana Business talks with Shauna Haras and Sherry Phillips with Forbes on the Forbes AgTech+ Under 30 Hackathon. The three-weekend event is designed to address issues related to 1) a fragile supply chain exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2) the intersection of human and animal health and 3) farm-to-fork sustainability. Learn more about the Hackathon here: https://www.forbes.com/connect/event/forbes-agtech-hackathon-weekend1/
12 minutes | 4 months ago
98. Collaboration: a strong part of Indiana’s DNA
The largest rural broadband testbed in the nation is in the early phases of development here in Indiana. Johnny Park makes a necessary comeback on the podcast this week to talk with Gerry Dick at Inside INdiana Business about WHIN’s efforts to bring the “I” in IoT to the organization’s 10-county region. Johnny also speaks on AgriNovus Indiana’s upcoming Producer-Led Innovation Challenge and his role as a mentor for competing teams. Interested in helping farmers solve critical software needs? Sign up by Friday, September 25. The winning team takes home $25,000 from Purdue Foundry. Visit https://www.agrinovusindiana.com/challenge/.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
BONUS: TechPoint CEO talks Producer-Led Innovation Challenge
On this bonus episode of the podcast, Mike Langellier, president + CEO of TechPoint, talks with Mitch Frazier, president + CEO of AgriNovus, about the Producer-Led Innovation Challenge and the big opportunity it presents to Indiana's tech pioneers - starting with $25,000 from Purdue Foundry. Indiana's agbioscience industry needs help to solve critical needs related to farm management software. Listen to hear more and register your team by Friday, September 25. https://www.agrinovusindiana.com/challenge/
12 minutes | 4 months ago
97. Producer-Led Innovation Challenge: a big opportunity for Indiana’s tech industry
Indiana's agbioscience industry is calling on tech pioneers to solve its most pressing issues with farm management software. The prize? $25,000 from Purdue Foundry. Deadline to register is September 25: https://www.agrinovusindiana.com/challenge/ On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business welcomes Courtney Kingery, CEO of Indiana Corn and Soybean, and Paul Hodgen, an Indiana producer, to talk about the first ever Producer-Led Innovation Challenge – where best-in-class producers team up with pioneers in Indiana’s tech sector for unseen collaboration between two of our state's thriving industries.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
96. Data science paving the way for efficiency in production agriculture
This week Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick sits down with Kay Kuenker, CEO of Advanced Agrilytics. Innovation in the agbiosciences ultimately enables producers to make the best decisions for their operations based on the findings that technology provides them. On this episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business sits down with Kay Kuenker, CEO of Advanced Agrilytics, and long-time lover of mathematics. Kay talks about the company’s unique approach to innovation, finding great talent as the company grows and taking on a leadership role at Advanced Agrilytics at the very start of COVID-19.
12 minutes | 5 months ago
95. INTERN SERIES: hands-on work creating better young professionals
Coffee runs and calendar coordination might have their place in some internships, but the agbiosciences believe in hands-on experience right out of the gate. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business talks with Maggie Mulligan, an undergraduate research intern at Purdue University’s Animal Science Department. Maggie talks about her lifelong love of animals leading her down the veterinary path and how her summer experience, working directly with animals and in research labs, is shaping her to be a better young professional after graduation.
10 minutes | 5 months ago
94. Sorghum research: from big idea to groundbreaking solution
Ag Alumni Seed recently announced the discovery of dhurrin-free sorghum in their research efforts at Purdue University. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Jay Hulbert of Ag Alumni Seed and Mitch Tuinstra of Purdue University to walk through the research process, how new products come to market and the importance of this finding for farmers in the sorghum belt.
11 minutes | 5 months ago
93. Building curriculum for the future of agbiosciences
Talent and workforce development remains at the forefront of big needs for agbioscience employers. Gerry Dick sits down with Andrea Schwartz of Ivy Tech on this week’s episode of the podcast. They talk about the school’s efforts to keep Indiana high school students in-state for their higher education path, their partnership with Purdue University and connecting youth with the many opportunities inside of the state’s agbioscience space.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
INTERN SERIES: professional development in a pandemic
Among the many challenges presented to companies this summer, navigating internship programs is one of them. AgriNovus Indiana welcomed two new interns in May who have navigated the world of Zoom and work-from-home right out of the gate. This week, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Allie Decker and Carson Canfield, summer interns for AgriNovus. They talk about youth finding agbiosciences and necessary tools coming for future generations to discover the breadth of career opportunities in this industry.
15 minutes | 6 months ago
Turning the table: anniversary episode with Gerry Dick
Indiana has come a long way in the 22 years since Gerry Dick launched Inside INdiana Business and the agbioscience industry has been a leader in that evolution. This week, AgriNovus puts Gerry on the other side of the interview for a two-year anniversary celebration episode of the podcast. Gerry dives into Indiana’s economic history and the growth of our state’s agbioscience sector. He also talks about the importance of talent, Indiana’s high-performing academic institutions and the future of a fast-growing industry that’s solving critical world problems.
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