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This week’s Open Mic guest is Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management Incorporated. Few commodity groups in the nation have seen greater challenges than dairy farmers over the past several years. The COVID pandemic, higher feed costs, consolidation in the processing industry and drought are just a few of the challenges producers have endured. Yet, p…
 
Moderated by Scot Wallin, VP of Industry Media Relations and Issues Management, DMI Speakers: Barbara O’Brien, President, Dairy Management Inc. Anne Warden, Executive Vice President of Strategic Integration, Dairy Management Inc. Popular Minecraft gamer Jordan Maron (aka “CaptainSparklez”) California Gen Z dairy farmer Nevin Lemos…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Niccolo de Masi, CEO of dMY Technology Group. dMY Technology Group is focused on sponsoring the success of the next generation of great pioneering technology entrepreneurs onto the public markets. On the podcast, Niccolo discusses: -What was attractive about the SPAC asset class and how it has evolved ov…
 
On today’s show, we welcome special guests Chris DeWolfe, CEO & Co-Founder of Jam City, and Emil Michael, CEO of DPCM Capital. Jam City recently announced a merger with SPAC DPCM Capital in a $1.2 billion deal. On the podcast, Chris and Emil discuss: - How their experience in the C-suite at MySpace and Uber helped them in their entrepreneurial jour…
 
The event will feature speakers from all parts of the alliance including farmers who are adopting carbon cropping practices to add new revenue streams, technology providers who are enabling the efficient and accurate collection of data, climate-smart agriculture experts who are helping develop the practices, and investors who are helping the allian…
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is Dan Glickman. After serving 18 years in Congress representing the Kansas 4th district, Glickman served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 to 2001. He chaired the Motion Picture Association for six years and recently authored a book, "Laughing at Myself. My education in Congress, on the Farm and at the Movies." As he…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Tony DiMatteo, CEO and founder of Lottery.com. Lottery.com is a leading online platform to play the lottery from your mobile device, offering official state-sanctioned games, like Powerball and Mega-Millions, in the U.S. and around the world. On the podcast, Tony discusses: - His journey as an entreprene…
 
June 1, 2021 - On today’s show, we welcome special guests Matt Crisp, CEO of Benson Hill, and Eric Scheyer, CEO of Star Peak. Benson Hill is a food technology company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. It recently announced a merger with SPAC Star Peak II that valued the company at $1.35 billion. On the podcast, Matt and Eric discus…
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is Jamie Johansson, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation. Johansson is a first-generation olive and citrus grower and well versed in the environmental, regulatory and social obstacles of farming on the West Coast. With a push toward climate-smart agriculture from the state and federal government, Johansson s…
 
Over the course of two decades, biodiesel has proven to be nothing short of heroic in helping to clean Minnesota’s air. This month, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSR&PC) is debuting a super-powered campaign that highlights the wonder of biodiesel. Throughout the spring and summer, biodiesel’s carbon-reduction message will be…
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill. As a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the subject of funding President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package was before members last week. The Illinois 18thDistrict Representative says the nation’s roads, bridges, railways and inland waterways desperately need an influx of f…
 
On today’s show, we welcome special guests Nino Ciappina, CEO, and Ajay Roy, COO, of PARTS iD. PARTS iD is a technology-driven, digital commerce company focused on creating custom infrastructure and unique user experiences within niche markets such as auto parts. It trades on the NYSE under the symbol ID. On the podcast, Nino and Ajay discuss: -How…
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is Todd Van Hoose, President and CEO of the Farm Credit Council. An upswing in commodity prices is leading to a better economic outlook for many farms across the nation. Van Hoose suggests higher crop prices have helped the balance sheet of a number of operations but is also challenging livestock and dairy producers. As a…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Clint Carnell, CEO of The HydraFacial Company, a category-creating beauty health company. HydraFacial recently announced a merger with SPAC Vesper Healthcare Acquisition in a $1.1 billion deal. On the podcast, Clint discusses: -The main appeal of the healthcare industry and the aesthetics segment specifi…
 
May 13, 2021 - On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Githesh Ramamurthy, Chairman and CEO of CCC Information Services, a leading SaaS platform for the property and casualty insurance economy. CCC recently announced a merger with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities in a $7 billion deal. On the podcast, Githesh discusses: -How CCC has evolved over …
 
CUTC Special Session: Finding Funding at All Commercial and Pre-commercial Stages for New Uses of Corn The National Corn Growers Association is hosting a special session of the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference focusing on funding at all stages, from laboratory to commercial facility expansion. Moderator: Nathan Danielson, BioCognito Panel…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Peter George, CEO of Evolv Technology. Evolv, the leader in AI touchless security screening, recently announced a merger with NewHold Investment in a $1.25 billion deal. On the podcast, Peter discusses: -How Evolv’s scanning and AI technology works to detect threats -The role Evolv can play as the countr…
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is Debbie Reed, executive director of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium. ESMC was established in 2017 from the Noble Foundation’s desire to discover market-based solutions to improve soil health. With tremendous energy from the private sector toward reducing greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, Reed says agricultur…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Waleed Jabsheh, President at International General Insurance (IGI), an international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer that underwrites a diverse portfolio of speciality lines. IGI trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol IGIC. On the podcast, Waleed discusses: Keys to success in insurance underwr…
 
On today’s podcast, we offer a new podcast format. We recorded a live clubhouse discussion, State of the Markets, with Julian Klymochko, Mike Kesslering, Jeff Baker (Common Stock Warrants) and SPACGuru. The hosts discuss and debate the present and future of SPACs, M&A, IPOs, warrants and more.By Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc.
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. The Illinois Democrat has long been concerned about a changing climate and the challenges it poses for the nation and its farmers. Durbin supports the American Jobs Act and recognizes the agriculture industry’s concerns over tax amendments to pay for the investment. He continues t…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests, and the first set of brothers on the show, Forest Road’s Jeremy and Zachary Tarica. Forest Road is a specialty financing company that lends against tax credits in the entertainment, real estate, and renewable energy industries, along with having two SPACs trading in the market. On the podcast, Jeremy a…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest David Rosenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming. AeroFarms recently announced a business combination with SPAC Spring Valley Acquisition in an $850 million deal. On the podcast, David discusses: -The evolution of the company and why it is structu…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Danny Rice, CEO of Rice Acquisition Corp. Rice Acquisition recently announced a merger with Aria Energy and Archaea Energy to create a $1.15 billion industry-leading renewable natural gas platform. On the podcast, Danny discusses: -His background of co-founding Rice Energy with his brothers and then sell…
 
This week’s Open Mic Guest is Sen. Mike Braun. In barely more than two years of serving Hoosiers on Capitol Hill, the Indiana Republican has partnered with Senate Ag Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. to bring the Growing Climate Solutions Act through the committee. Braun is optimistic as the bill is postured for floor debate in that over 40 membe…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Tom Tomlinson, CEO of Holley, the largest and fastest growing platform in the enthusiast branded performance automotive aftermarket category. Holley recently announced a business combination with SPAC Empower that valued the company at $1.55 billion. -On the podcast, Tom discusses: -How one of the nation…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Chuck Cohn, Founder and CEO of Nerdy, a leading direct-to-consumer, curated gig economy platform for live online learning benefiting both learners and experts. Nerdy recently announced a merger with SPAC TPG Pace Tech Opportunities in a deal that valued the company at $1.4 billion. On the podcast, Chuck …
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest SpacGuru, a widely followed pseudonymous Twitter account. SpacGuru is a Wall Street veteran and an expert on the SPAC market. On the podcast, SpacGuru discusses: -His career background and why he wants to help out individual investors -What the overly negative media gets wrong about SPACs -Why SPACs are …
 
This week’s Open Mic guest is Dr. Sally Rockey, executive director for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Born from the 2014 Farm Bill, FFAR is tasked with finding matching funds for research in the food production system from the nation’s farms to consumer’s plates. While research is targeted in six different challenge areas, Rockey…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Luke Schoenfelder, Founder and CEO of Latch, the maker of the full-building enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform LatchOS. The company recently announced a merger with SPAC TS Innovation Acquisitions in a deal that valued Latch at a $1 billion enterprise value. On the podcast, Luke discusses: …
 
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