PMA PODCASTS

Rebuilding a resilient, secure and transparent supply chain

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Conversation with Food Futurist Jack Bobo on Innovation, Technology, and Consumer Choice

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Description: We speak with Jack Bobo, food futurist and the author of the book “Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices.” Jack talks about how we ended up with giant-sized food portions in the US and what can be done to redesign our food environment to make better food choices for healthier living. We talk about the role of innovation and technology in solving many of our problems and the imperative to get consumers on board.

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Speaker: Jack Bobo, Futurist and Author

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Spotlight - Future View from the C-Suite: Bolthouse Farms

by PMA | Takes on Tech

Description:In this episode, we speak to two executives from Bolthouse Farms about innovation. The Bolthouse Farms story is a great business case on what innovation and collaboration can bring to a company. Innovation is woven through everything they do and think about. There is also an open invitation to reach out to the company with innovative ideas/products/technology at innovation@bolthouse.com.

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Speaker:

  • Zak Karlen – General Manager Farms – Bolthouse Farms
  • Michael Rosenthal – CFO, GM and Chief Innovation Officer – Bolthouse Farms

We’ve got a hundred plus years of agricultural information and knowledge, data that’s kind of floating around and Excel and in some papers and in some people’s heads, and we’re working with CropTrak to get all of that information into a single source so that we can utilize that data to be good stewards of the land.

Zak Karlen, GM – Bolthouse Farms

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From Boots on the Ground: Using Data Management Platforms in the Field

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Description: Hear from Randy Pequignot about his journey as a field supervisor for Del Monte AND data management administrator. He uses software to accumulate Ag data from contract of growers through to the processing of snap beans. Randy gives a great view of what is important to him and how data management has helped his operation and his time management. It is always great to hear the voice of the customer of new technology!

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Speaker:

  • Randy Peguignot, Field Supervisor Mgt Administrator – Del Monte Foods

[CropTrak allows us to] accumulate all of our ag data from starting the crop, contracting, all the way through until it’s being dumped at the plant. For traceability and sustainability processes through the whole growing season, we use [the CropTrak] platform for everything we need to do. We’ve been working [with CropTrak] for seven years [for] contracting all the way through payment. We do electronic contracting. We’re able to schedule our planting and keep track of all the scouting, sprays and everything in a one-place live environment so everyone can keep up in real-time.

Randy Peguignot – Del Monte Foods

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Tackling the Carbon Challenge: Track, Trace & Transparency

by PMA | Takes on Tech

Description: The race to develop systems for carbon capture and reduction is on! We dig deeper into the carbon challenge and talk with two innovators who are working with food companies to ensure transparency across the supply chain. The speakers tie together the importance of ESG, effects of climate change, carbon programs and how technology is the “unlock” to solve these issues.

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Speaker:

  • Anthony Kingsley, Dir, Impact & ESG, Benson-Hill
  • Dave Strangis, Founder/CEO, 21C Impact LLC.

We’ve partnered with an organization called CropTrak where we are aggregating information and data so we have deep insights into each of the stages of the value chain.

Anthony Kingsley – Benson-Hill

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Technology Transforming Business Operations - Why It Matters

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Description: Listen to a real life example of Lipman Family Farms and their supply chain management technology adoption journey. We hear about the value of a good partner, constant iteration and finding the right pace of adoption.

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Speaker:

  • Aaron Hutchinson, CEO, CropTrak
  • Justin Roberson, Chief Administrative Officer, Lipman Family Farms
  • Jamie Marin, Production Operations Analyst, Lipman Family Farms

CropTrak has been a great strategic partner through this rollout from monthly to weekly calls and status. And as far as the implementation goes, they have been our biggest partner, aside from our user base.

Jaime Marin – Lipman Family Farms

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Description: How safe is your information? How do threat actors get into your company and what do you do if it happens? Hear from the experts about the current state of affairs and how you should protect yourself and mitigate risk.

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Speaker:

  • Andrew Rose, Founder, Cyberag
  • Brian Dykstra, CEO, Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc.
  • Bill Danker, Principal Industry Consultant, Agtech SAS