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Podcast - Vision Tech Perspectives

Join Dave Swain, President/CEO from Vision Technology Management and Doug Johnson, Ag Strategist from Moody’s Analytics as they share multiple perspectives on our Ag Industry challenges and opportunities. This is a series of podcast discussions, and intended to challenge traditional thinking and create food for thought on “thinking differently for the future”. Enjoy Dave & Doug as they share thoughts and viewpoints.

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Should You Question Your Banker w Special Guest Alan Hoskins

Historically, there are aspects of business, even outside of agriculture, that we have tended not to question. We find someone we like to work with and then we continue to do business with them. Without question. Without checking with other vendors to make sure we are getting what we need. One of those, outside of agriculture, tends to be a real estate agent (at least for me). The other, and the topic of this episode, is your ag banker. In this episode, we welcome a special guest, Alan Hoskins, President & National Sales Director of American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services. We'll talk with Alan concerning the should you and how should you question your banker. Alan also offers other things that you should be expecting from your banker that can be very important to your operation.

Posted on 4 December 2023 | 12:00 pm

Lab-Raised Meat - Episode #8

We've seen the commercials about "impossible burgers," "beyond meat" and plant-based burgers. These are products that are using plant-based products to replicate the texture, the look and the taste of a beef hamburger.

When we talk about "Lab-Raised Meat," we are not talking about a plant-based product. We will be talking about meat raised from meat in a lab.

What are the drivers behind these initiatives?

What are the implications to production agriculture?

Join us in the discussion on Lab-Raised Meat and learn with us!

Posted on 20 November 2023 | 12:00 pm

What do these mean? ESG, Carbon, Methane and Lab Meat

You're in a conversation and, at some point, you realize that you're not really talking about the same things. Yes, you are using the same terms, but you realize that your definitions of those terms are different. Now there's confusion.

That's really where we are, and have been in ag technology. Even when I was with AGCO and Southern States, we had a glossary for our team to refer to so that there was no confusion among us.

There are newer terms and acronyms in the ag industry that seem to have multiple definitions and are causing confusion.

In this episode, Doug and Dave will dig a little deeper into some of those terms to, hopefully, give a better understanding to these terms and acronyms.

We hope you enjoy the next episode of Vision Tech Perspectives!

Posted on 6 November 2023 | 12:00 pm

How Do You Filter the Noise of Ag Technology - Urgent vs. Important

With all of the technology in the market and so much new technology being released every day, how to you discern between the Urgent vs. the Important?

We talk about the noise of the industry and looking at what is Urgent vs. Important on your operation. Not your neighbor's or competitor's operation. Not the industry as a whole. What's Urgent vs. Important on YOUR operation.

Join us for this episode and we will discuss how to look at the differences between the two and how to discern between the two.

Posted on 16 October 2023 | 11:00 am

What Should We Expect from Our Technology Tools?

We have an expectation in anything we do. Whether in our personal or professional life. How do you manage the expectations for the technology on your operation? Too many times we have "Unknown," "Unrealistic" expectations for some of the technology we buy and then become very disappointed with the product or service and blame the vendor that it didn't do what we expected it to do.

We must move toward "Known," "Realistic" expectations so that everyone is on the proverbial same page and expectations are met or even exceeded.

We will discuss how to best address the expectations of the ag technology tools, services and programs on this episode.

Posted on 2 October 2023 | 11:00 am

Podcast - Ag Chat Series

Join Ag Strategist Doug Johnson in Moody's Analytics Ag Chat Series. In this series you'll examine the ag industry, the commodity markets, and steps to take to ensure success and sustainability for our future.​

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