Stories of innovators working at the intersection of agriculture and technology.
Investment in agriculture technology and momentum for agtech entrepreneurship is taking off. But this is not new: farmers have been adopting technologies that add value for decades. So is it just hype? What does all the momentum for agtech- from accelerators to venture capital funds to sexy technologies like drones and robots- actually mean for farmers and the agriculture industry?
We tell the stories of innovators at the intersection of agriculture and technology to answer the question: what really is agtech and why should you care?
Previous episodes include:
- ROB SHARKEY: Rob Sharkey, better known as the Shark Farmer, is the co-host of What the Farm Podcast and co-founder of the Farm and Rural Ag network.
WILL MACSMITH Will MacSmith is a farmer from Manildra in Central West New South Wales, developing a system to calculate feed efficiency for individual sheep.
KEVIN HEIKES WITH PERSPECTIVES ON AGTECH FROM OVER 20 YEARS IN THE SPACE: Kevin Heikes is an agtech veteran with a new idea for how to improve agriculture and the farmer’s bottom line using technology.
AIRLIE TRESCOWTHICK ON HOW TECH CAN MAKE A VISION BECOME A REALITY: Airlie Trescowthick, Founder of Farm Table, shares her journey into agtech, her passion for helping farmers, and what it’s like to launch a product before it’s ready.