5 Ways Land Grants can triumph in the post-COVID agriculture industry

5 Ways Land Grants can triumph in the post-COVID agriculture industry

The world is moving fast. Universities seem to move…less fast. With universities making plans for education delivery in the upcoming academic year, it raises some interesting questions about enrollment, revenue, and sustainability of the current model.  The question for universities is not how they will serve students this fall. It's how they will serve their [...]

Tired of being a price taker? Build a moat.

Tired of being a price taker? Build a moat.

The livestock & poultry industry has spent decades driving cost out of animal production systems to increase profit. And we’ve done it well. Really well.  More pounds per animal. Less feed per pound of gain. Least cost feed formulation. Increased efficiency. And yet, we see record high number of farm bankruptcies, near record low farm income, [...]

Agriculture’s next AI: Augmenting Innovation

Agriculture’s next AI: Augmenting Innovation

“For startups, 2010 - 2020 was about disrupting, 2020 - 2030 will be about augmenting. Its saying here’s what you as incumbents do well, here’s what we as tech startups do well, here’s how we combine the two to provide a better customer experience.” This is a quote from a financial technology (fintech) founder talking about [...]

Amazon Just Walks Out: why it matters to the meat industry

Amazon Just Walks Out: why it matters to the meat industry

In 2018, Amazon quietly began piloting a new store format, Amazon Go. The premise was this: a shopper walks into the store, scans their Amazon Go app to be allowed through the turnstile, selects items off store shelves, and then walks out of the store. Seconds later, the shopper receives an email with receipt. That’s [...]