Ep 138: What does it take to grow Canadian Wheat?

My guest today is Rob Stone, a 4th generation farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada. Rob also worked as the director of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) which works at helping grow the Saskatchewan wheat industry. In our chat today, Rob and I talk about his family’s history in farming, no-till and glyphosate usage on the farm, environmental issues, and much more!

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Show Notes:

  • Robs background – 4th generation on this farm (same place since 1904)
  • Succession in Canada – carrying on the farm for future generations
  • Crowing crops for biofuels
  • Farm in central Saskatchewan
  • Conventional, highly operation of wheat – plain old efficient agriculture “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
  • No till / direct seeding
  • Canada wheat
  • 75% of Saskatchewan farms are no-till
  • No-till leads to more moisture retention and carbon capture
  • Sask Wheat Director – Sask Wheat – Research, market development, advocacy
  • Environment issues
  • Carbon credits
  • Driverless tractors

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Ep 137: Crowdfunding Farms?

What is the future of investing in farmland? And can crowdfunding be a huge tool for both farmers and investors ? My guest today is Brandon Silveira, a fourth-generation farmer, real estate investor, and expert in farm management who founded FarmFundr. Brandon and I will chat about the start of FarmFundr, how farmland investment has changed in years past, and if the agriculture industry can take advantage of crowdfunding.

Website: FarmFunder.com

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Show Notes:

  • Brandon is a fourth-generation farmer who created FarmFundr
  • The impact of environmental issues, growing practices, etc.
  • Organic prices.
  • investor backgrounds
  • Ag investment VS inflation
  • Potential of investments.
  • Responses from farmers
  • AG NFTs… lol
  • The future of farm financing for American Farmers
  • How does Crowdfunding work?
  • Issues in crowdfunding (Star Citizen the video game)

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Ep 101: Helping Businesses Turn a Profit

My guest today is Tera Johnson. Tera started out building a organic whey protein business and now she runs the Food and Finance Institute as well as Edible-Alpha, which are all about helping food, beverage, and value-added businesses make a profit.

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Edible-Alpha

Edible-Alpha Podcast

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Show Notes

  • Tera’s background.  
  • Starting, Tera’s Whey
  • Inspiration behind Food Finance Institute and Edible-Alpha
  • Tips on being profitable in food, beverage, and value-added agriculture businesses.
  • Boot camps and trainings
  • Starting a food and beverage business
  • Crowd funding vs finding traditional investors
  • The Edible-Alpha Podcast

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