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July 28
PMA Takes on Tech Episode 5: Solving for the Sixth Food System
Vonnie Estes

Description: The history of the world’s food systems has had major shifts - from hunting, gathering, fishing and foraging through the current industrial food system. The fifth and current food system has exhausted its growth trajectory and the world is, once again, staged for a major transformation in the way that food is grown, distributed and produced. There is a movement away from an industrialized, monoculture system built to provide calories and yield to one based on healthy people and sustainable, equitable ecosystems. In the produce industry we are all about nutrient-dense fresh food for healthy people and a healthy planet. In this episode, we talk to Caesare Assad, CEO of Food System 6 a nonprofit accelerator whose mission is to support impact driven entrepreneurs as they...

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July 14
PMA Takes on Tech Episode 4: The Realities of Foodservice
Vonnie Estes

Description: COVID-19 has shocked the foodservice industry on all fronts. Restaurants are having to open and close at a moment’s notice. Foodservice operators and suppliers are responding and modifying their business models for the new post-crisis world. How we plan, how supply chains move, and how we collaborate is all going to change. In times of rapid and drastic shocks, those who are quick to adjust will lead the way for the industry to follow. New technology and increased use and reliance on existing technology will help the industry plan for the future. Join the conversation about current state of food service with Vesta Foods and two different types of technical solutions from Avolast and Agtools.

Guests:

  • Jin Ju Wilder - Director Of Marketing And Business Development...

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July 02
PMA Takes on Tech Episode 3: Can technology solve the produce labor shortage?
Vonnie Estes

Description: Vonnie Estes explores the labor shortage in produce production with guests Dr. Phil Martin, John Purcell and James Terry. Dr. Martin discusses labor issues in produce production while John Purcell explores breeding solutions and James Terry talks about integrated hardware and software in-field solutions.

Vonnie Estes: Welcome to PMA Tech, the podcast that explores the problems, solutions, people, and ideas that are shaping the future of the produce industry. I'm your host Vonnie Estes, the Vice President of Technology at the Produce Marketing Association. I've spent years in the Agtech sector, so I can attest, it's hard to navigate this ever changing world. Thanks for joining us and allowing us to serve as your guide to the new world of produce and technology.

Vonnie...

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June 15
PMA Takes on Tech Episode 2: What food and agtech venture capitalists are thinking now
Vonnie Estes

PMA Takes on Tech: What food and Agtech venture capitalists are thinking now PMA Vice President, Technology, Vonnie Estes is joined by Sanjeez Krishnan with S2G and Rob Leclerc of AgFunder in a conversation about how the Ag and food tech venture capitalist sectors look today. Among topics discussed are what investors are saying and doing, what are the current needs and solutions, and what is going on with startups.

Vonnie Estes: Welcome to PMA Tech, the podcast for fresh produce professionals that explores the people, companies, and technology solutions that are shaping the future of the produce industry. I'm your host, Vonnie Estes, vice president of technology for the Produce Marketing Association, and I've spent years in the Agtech sector, so I can attest it's hard to navigate...

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June 14
PMA Takes on Tech Episode 1: What do we do with all these onions?
Vonnie Estes

PMA Takes on Tech: What do we do with all these onions? PMA Vice President of Technology, Vonnie Estes introduces PMA Tech, the podcast for fresh produce professionals that explores the people, companies and technology solutions that are shaping the future of the produce industry. Later, Estes sits down with Shay Myers and Michael Helmstetter to discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on the industry and what solutions have been created and utilized.

Vonnie Estes: Welcome to PMA Tech, the podcast for fresh produce professionals that explores the people, companies and technology solutions that are shaping the future of the produce industry. I'm your host, Vonnie Estes, Vice President of Technology for the Produce Marketing Association. I've spent years in the ag tech sector, so I can...

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