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Aug 11, 2020
#14 Steve Mantle - The Role of Innovation and Technology in Agriculture
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Steve Mantle, CEO of Innov8.Ag, shares with Ryan his journey to starting Innov8.Ag including experiences on working at Microsoft, going to UW, moving to Walla Walla and trying to cross-pollinate between industries to bring technology solutions to the agricultural areas in the state of Washington. Steve also emphasizes on the importance of collaboration with growers to find viable technological solutions to the problems in their field.

Listen to Steve as he shares with Ryan the exciting ways in which technology is revolutionizing the way crops are grown and its future impact.

Key points:
1:20 How his passion for tech and business surged
2:40 Starting in Microsoft
5:40 MBA experience at UW
8:08 Connecting tech industry with agriculture in Walla Walla
12:00 The importance of partnership & collaboration
15:21 The goal of Innov8.Ag.
17:55 Smart Orchard
25:20 Embracing technology in agriculture
26:40 How they market Innov8.Ag
28:20 Competition in technology & agriculture ecosystems
29:55 How to get started in this field
33:50 Future growth of Innov8.Ag

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