Tag: farm management

Managing Profitable Farm Expansion: From the Office to the Field

A graduate of Iowa State University studying Ag business, economics, international Ag, and political science, Dakota went to work for a large diversified farming operation and private equity group in central Iowa. Working in Business Development, Dakota aided in the growth of the farm in additional states through development, acquisition, and management. Today, Dakota works […]

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Sustainable Farming that Actually Mean Something

September 2015 ushered in a curious shift in the way agriculture is characterized these days. In the legislative halls of North Carolina, a proposed change aimed to legally define “sustainable farming” for public policy decisions. In the end, the effort did not succeed, because … how can you legally define what’s effectively become a buzzword […]

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The Real Value of Farm Data

Granular was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article about farmers profiting from data generated on their farms. I wanted to expand on the ideas explored in that article and Granular’s perspective on the applications for farm data. Before co-founding Granular, I was an executive at Nielsen, a $6 billion global company that sells […]

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The Rise of the Farmer CEO

Last week, Adam (our Business Development lead) and I attended the Forbes Agtech Summit in Salinas, CA. In a beautiful outdoor downtown setting, a collection of entrepreneurs, investors, media and farmers discussed their industry views and the role they want to play in advancing the future of agriculture. An industry event sponsored and organized by […]

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The Common Ground Between Organic and Conventional Farming

As a Product Manager, I regularly talk with large conventional row crop operations. But recently I had the opportunity to directly address a large group of organic bean growers in Michigan. Many more growers in the process of transitioning into organics were also in the audience – farmers are increasingly considering adopting organic farming practices […]

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