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Together Farms Diversifies into Agritourism

1 hour 15 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy talks with Together Farms’ Stephanie Schneider about building a successful diversified farm business from scratch, making mistakes and learning along the way, and honing operations to boost efficiencies.

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Flavor Temptations Finds Formula for Omnichannel Success

1 hour 31 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad interviews Flavor Temptations co-founder Sara Parthasarathy about dialing in a winning omnichannel strategy, pivoting during a pandemic, and the importance of scenario planning.

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Doudlah Farms Organics Builds a Regenerative Legacy

1 hour 10 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy talks with Doudlah Farms Organics owner Mark Doudlah about transitioning from conventional to organic, moving into regenerative agriculture, and growing a viable value-added ag business.

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Field to Freezer Streamlines Meat Processing

55 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad chats with Field to Freezer founder Matt McCoy about what it takes to build a tech company and product in the food space.

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Exploring the Arc of Entrepreneurship with Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori

1 hour 15 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad invites in Twi Pods founder Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori for a compelling conversation about the journey of entrepreneurship today and what it takes for food startups to break through and thrive.

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Acuity Insurance’s Manufacturing Pro Unpacks Risk Management

1 hour 31 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Acuity Insurance’s manufacturing consultant Michael Schlagenhaufer discusses the importance of optimizing operations and guarding against risks to the business.

How Rustic Road Farm Became a Community Treasure

1 hour 3 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy chats with Rustic Road Farm founder Marc Bernard about starting an organic farm from scratch, expanding the operation, and diversifying the business model for sustained success.

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Sweet Pea’s Succeeds with Small-Town Pie Shop

1 hour 29 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad chats with Sweet Pea’s founder Rachel Smith about what it takes to launch and grow a small-town food business, from refining the business model to securing financing to fostering careers locally.

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Taste Profit Helps Businesses Strategize Digital Marketing

58 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Taste Profit’s Noah Munro chats with Sarah about the importance of developing a digital marketing strategy and how food and farm business can leverage their efforts into success and growth.

Podcast about Sales and Marketing for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Betterbin Leverages Data to Demystify Recycling

1 hour 2 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Betterbin founder and CEO Michelle Goetsch shares her story of helping CPG brands and consumers solve the recycling crisis with a machine learning–powered app and valuable data.

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How Eco Practices Can Boost Farm Revenues

1 hour 7 minutes of Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

FFI founder Tera Johnson, now CEO of Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, helps farmers navigate the many conservation options now available to protect ecosystems while enhancing farm revenues.

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FACT Helps Farmers Raise Animals Humanely

56 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy welcomes Larissa McKenna of Food Animal Concerns Trust to discuss how livestock and poultry farmers can make their operations more humane, benefiting the animals, the environment and even their bottom line.

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Tera Johnson Shares FFI’s Impact and Opportunities

1 hour 13 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Interim director Sarah Larson interviews Tera about founding the Food Finance Institute and growing its impact over eight years—and what’s next to come.

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Dynamic Rhode Island Food Hub Connects Farmers and Eaters

1 hour 20 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Jesse Rye gives Tera the scoop on this innovative, multifaceted food hub that’s strengthening New England’s regional food ecosystem.

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Oregon Coast Wasabi Grows a Niche Market

1 hour 2 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Oregon Coast Wasabi co-founder and CEO Jennifer Bloeser tells Tera all about farming this niche plant and underappreciated food ingredient and growing her business around its massive potential.

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Cricket Farmer Highlights the Potential of Insect Ag

52 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Insect ag aficionado Kevin Bachhuber discusses the massive market opportunities for cricket farming, as well as the challenges of navigating a niche industry.

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Barn2Door Makes Direct-Selling Seamless for Farmers

53 minutes 14 seconds Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Barn2Door COO James Maiocco talks with Tera about the tools and resources farmers need to succeed with direct sales and how the company’s software and services can help them manage and grow their business.

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Forage Kombucha Expands from Restaurant to Retail Brand

1 hour 1 minute Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Henry Aschauer, co-founder of Forage Kombucha and Forage Kitchen in Madison, Wisconsin, sits down with Tera to discuss his multifaceted business and how the restaurants and beverage brand behoove each other as both continue scaling.

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How This Old Farm Built a Successful Meat Processing Business

1 hour 6 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Tera chats with Jessica Roosa of This Old Farm about what it really takes to launch a small meat processing business, from financing to facilities to inspections to marketing.

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Driftless Provisions Slices into the Charcuterie Business

1 hour 3 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Tera talks with Driftless Provisions’ Ryan Wagner, Justin VerMeer and Spencer Schaller about growing from a tiny startup to a premium salami brand trusted for its humane sourcing and exceptional quality.

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