Smart Food and Precision Agriculture
July 7, 2015
Hosted by Nancy Lin
By 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.2 billion, 34 percent higher than today. With companies like Google racing to extend our lives, are we going to have enough food to feed an increasing population who are living longer than any time in history? Over $2.3 billion in venture money was invested in agtech in 2014. In this episode, we will explore how precision agriculture is transforming one of the world’s oldest industries. The advanced technologies are helping farmers collect real-time data and predict a variety of variables, such as plant stress level and water usage, to optimize decisions concerning planting, fertilizing and harvesting. I will discuss the implications for large and small farms as well as for consumers with Dr. Alex Thomasson, Professor of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Jim Ostrowski, VP of Engineering at Blue River Technology.
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“Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” keeps you up to date on emerging trends and business innovations that could transform your industry. The show helps you make sense of new technologies and business models to understand their implications. Nancy Lin is a thoughtful and engaging host with a knack for asking questions that draw out unexpected insights. Her in-depth interviews with experts empower you to think innovatively and offer you inspiration and business lessons.
Nancy Lin is an executive coach, a business consultant and the founder of Change Agent SF (www.changeagentsf.com). She works with leaders at fast-growing companies to transform the way they look at their business and leadership. She helps companies align people strategy with their business strategy. Nancy brings to her executive coaching and podcast a strong understanding of business, having worked for Yahoo, DHL, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Her insightful probing approach and passion to unleash potential helped companies uncover hidden opportunities, topple conventional thinking and achieve growth in US and international markets. Through the online radio show, she continues to encourage innovative thinking and empowers the audience to overcome their business challenges.
Nancy’s diverse experience also includes international development work, training impoverished farmers in rural Tanzania and expanding professional midwifery education for young indigenous women in Mexico. She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at Google, Visa and HP. Some of her articles are available at BizReinvention dot com.