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Farmer Brothers Distill Grains into Profits

1 hour 5 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy interviews Will Glazik of Cow Creek Organic Farm and Silver Tree Beer & Spirits to learn how he and his brothers are building upon their family farming legacy with a consumer brand and their own grain distillery

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Sisters Succeed with Simple Syrup, Soda Shop, and Subscriptions

1 hour 19 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Simple Goodness Sisters Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham share how they’ve launched and scaled their unique diversified farm-based business and what they’ll tackle next.

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Doctor Turns Dates into Healthier Sweetener

1 hour and 3 minutes of Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Physician-turned-entrepreneur Sylvie Charles, M.D., shares why she founded Just Date, how she has built a thriving business, and what will fuel its next phase of growth.

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SBDC Consultant Helps Food Businesses Go Global

55 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Chris Wojtowicz from the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center unpacks the global expansion process for small food and farm businesses looking for new market opportunities.

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Hill Valley Dairy Broadens Family Legacy

1 hour 3 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Ron Henningfeld, owner and cheesemaker at Hill Valley Dairy, drops by to discuss putting his own spin on a family farm business and expanding into new opportunities.

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Grassway Organics Cultivates Community

1 hour 12 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy invites in Grassway Organics’ Chaz Self for an inspiring conversation about farming business models, growing a diversified ag operation, and regenerating local communities.

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Clean Beam Advances Food Safety for the 21st Century

1 hour 28 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad sits down with Mark Cottone and Jim Rush of Clean Beam, maker of a dry, chemical-free footwear sanitizer powered by pulsing UV light. This innovation protects processing facilities from contaminants while proving predictive analytics that can enhance operations.

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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 listen 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.

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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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