Outstanding in the Field
Join Mike Terning, Head of Product at Greenstone Systems, as he unpacks the company's vision and imprint. With the help of a number of guests, Mike sets out to answer potential questions you may have for your Ag-Business.
info_outline Digitization in the Grain Industry: A Deep Dive into NGFDS 08/25/2020
Digitization in the Grain Industry: A Deep Dive into NGFDS Curious about the newly formed National Grain and Feed Digital Solutions entity and their barge digital transformation project? Listen in as Mike chats with NGFA team members Charlie Delacruz and Mary Hitchcock about what led to the effort, what it means for the grain industry, and what other digital transformation projects we can expect in the future.
info_outline Organic Farming in 2020: A Conversation with Craig Anderson 07/28/2020
Organic Farming in 2020: A Conversation with Craig Anderson Listen in as Mike has a fun conversation with a childhood friend, Craig Anderson, who left farming for a time before returning and transitioning the family farm to a fully organic operation. If you have ever been curious as to what organic farming entails, this episode is for you!
info_outline How COVID-19 has Affected the U.S. Feed Industry 06/26/2020
How COVID-19 has Affected the U.S. Feed Industry Listen in as host Mike Terning brings to light the incredibly unique challenges the U.S. feed industry has faced as a result of the global pandemic. Joel Dekkers, Senior Sales Specialist with Format Solutions, gives his first-hand experience with those challenges in this insightful episode of Outstanding in the Field.
info_outline The Power of Partnerships: RJO + Greenstone Systems 05/14/2020
The Power of Partnerships: RJO + Greenstone Systems Listen in as host Mike Terning welcomes Kirk Bonniwell, Senior Managing Director of the Hrvyst initiative at R.J. O'Brien, to discuss the new integration that will digitally connect origination, merchandising, and hedging for the U.S. Grain Industry.
info_outline An Agricultural Advocate in Action: A Conversation with Bill Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation with USDA 04/29/2020
An Agricultural Advocate in Action: A Conversation with Bill Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation with USDA From row crop farming alongside his grandfather in Iowa to leading the efforts of FSA, NRCS, and RMA in support of producers across the U.S., Bill Northey is a true advocate for agriculture. Listen in as Mike has great conversation with the current Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation with the USDA, including comments on the state of American agriculture in the midst of COVID-19.
info_outline USMCA and the Impact on our U.S. Grain Industry 03/05/2020
USMCA and the Impact on our U.S. Grain Industry Hearing things about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), but want to know the REAL story about where it is in the legislative process and the anticipated impact on our grain industry? Listen in as Patrick Wade, Policy Director with Texas Grain Sorghum Producers, sheds light on all the above and more in this educational episode.
info_outline Ag Lending in 2020: A Conversation with AgGeorgia Farm Credit 01/16/2020
Ag Lending in 2020: A Conversation with AgGeorgia Farm Credit Listen in as Mike has an important conversation with Aaron Hemmer, Regional Lending Manager with AgGeorgia Farm Credit, as he talks about current trends and recommendations in lending spinning off of 2019 (aka one of the craziest years in production agriculture).
info_outline Weather, Margins & Opportunity: The Outlook for Grain Elevators in 2020 12/18/2019
Weather, Margins & Opportunity: The Outlook for Grain Elevators in 2020 Listen in as Mike has an insightful conversation with Tanner Ehmke, Manager of Knowledge Exchange Division with CoBank. They review Tanner's recent report regarding the U.S. grain elevator outlook for 2020, and even close with a little positive advice you won't want to miss.
info_outline A Look Inside the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo 11/06/2019
A Look Inside the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo Ride along with Mike Terning as he visits with a pair of agricultural educators from southwest Georgia at the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prepare yourself though...the excitement these individuals have for preparing and educating future agricultural leaders is infectious!
info_outline Agribusiness in the EU (Trip to Sweden) 10/04/2019
Agribusiness in the EU (Trip to Sweden) Mike Terning recently spent some vacation time in Sweden visiting friends and learning about his heritage. While there, he stopped in a local agribusiness and sat down with manager, Otto Söderman. Listen in for an intriguing look at the similarities and differences in farming and agribusiness in Sweden versus the U.S.
info_outline Leaders in Agribusiness - Part 2 (feat. Steve Zutz) 09/25/2019
Leaders in Agribusiness - Part 2 (feat. Steve Zutz) Tune in to hear candid interviews with multiple leaders in the U.S. agribusiness industry to get their take on what it means to not only work "in" the industry, but work "on" the industry as well. From being a part of agricultural legislation to empowering the future leaders in agriculture, these movers and shakers are making an impact across the board.
info_outline Leaders in Agribusiness - Part 1 (feat. John Fletcher) 09/25/2019
Leaders in Agribusiness - Part 1 (feat. John Fletcher) Tune in to hear candid interviews with multiple leaders in the U.S. agribusiness industry to get their take on what it means to not only work "in" the industry, but work "on" the industry as well. From being a part of agricultural legislation to empowering the future leaders in agriculture, these movers and shakers are making an impact across the board.
info_outline (Part 2) - Who's Who at the Association of Grain Regulatory Officials' Annual Conference 08/26/2019
(Part 2) - Who's Who at the Association of Grain Regulatory Officials' Annual Conference Join Mike Terning as he has candid conversations with key participants at the 2019 AGRO Conference. Jeff Reardon is a Finance Specialist with White Commercial Corporation and provides financial consulting services for CFOs of grain elevators across North America and Canada.
info_outline (Part 1) - Who's Who at the Association of Grain Regulatory Officials' Annual Conference 08/23/2019
(Part 1) - Who's Who at the Association of Grain Regulatory Officials' Annual Conference Join Mike Terning as he has candid conversations with key participants at the 2019 AGRO Conference. Greg Miller with Miller & Associates is the creator of ExamNet and ExamHand which are two well-known grain industry oversight and grain measuring software programs.
info_outline Why MyGrower is Truly a "No Brainer" for AGRIS Customers 07/19/2019
Why MyGrower is Truly a "No Brainer" for AGRIS Customers Since its release in 2019, MyGrower, Greenstone's grower-facing mobile platform, has grown and expanded to meet the needs of AGRIS customers time and time again. Listen in to hear MyGrower's Product Manager discuss what's ahead for for the platform and why it's truly a "no brainer" for AGRIS customers.
info_outline The Future of Agribusiness: Paperless and Powerful 05/28/2019
The Future of Agribusiness: Paperless and Powerful The only constant in the U.S. grain industry is CHANGE. Change caused by anything from commodity prices and weather to technology and workforce demographics. Meet the members of Team Greenstone that are working to take those changes head-on by developing new technologies to support the the paperless agribusiness.
info_outline Trade, Talent, Tech: What The Agribusiness Industry is Facing in 2019 03/18/2019
Trade, Talent, Tech: What The Agribusiness Industry is Facing in 2019 The agribusiness Industry has been and is facing challenges that relate to trade, talent and technology. Greenstone Systems hosted a customer conference February 19-20 that was preceded by an Executive Summit. This episode features interviews with a few of the participants who share their perspectives on these challenges and what they walked away with from the Summit and/or Conference.
info_outline Grower-Facing Mobile Applications: What's Ahead 02/22/2019
Grower-Facing Mobile Applications: What's Ahead On this episode, Mike sits down with Greenstone Product Owner: Mahmoud Naeim. They talk about his history and journey with Greenstone Systems, the integration of MyGrower and it's features & benefits to both elevators and growers. Mobile capabilities are growing more, and they're here to tell you all about it.
info_outline Not Your Father's Oldsmobile 01/28/2019
Not Your Father's Oldsmobile To start the new year off right and celebrate the 40th year of Agris - Mike sits down with long-term Agribusiness legend: Dan Berg. They have an intriguing discussion and talk tales of Dan's history with juggling, Disney, a suprising use of payphones, and the evolution of Agris. Welcome back to Outstanding in the Field, by Greenstone.
info_outline What Does It Mean To Have a Partner? 12/17/2018
What Does It Mean To Have a Partner? This episode explores elements of a good partner relationship. The topic is explored with the help of a panel of information technologists at a large cooperative in northwest Kansas. The team talks about the elements they've found necessary in building strong partner relationships and how they partner with others, including how they work other local cooperatives.
info_outline Systems of Engagement 10/31/2018
Systems of Engagement The Takeover of Mobile Technology: This episode discusses easy-to-use, handheld, bite-sized applications enabled by mobile technology. Such app's better serve those who work with growers, such as agronomy, feed and energy sales consultants, and grain marketing professionals. Mobile apps that connect to the ERP allow sales consultants to provide the solutions that growers need without the necessity to travel back to the main office to get information. This episode includes interviews with a couple of agronomy sales consultants in the Midwest using the AGRIS Sales app for capturing bookings.
info_outline Surviving & Thriving Through a Merger or Acquisition 08/27/2018
Surviving & Thriving Through a Merger or Acquisition As more agribusinesses consolidate through mergers & acquisitions, new opportunities arise for growth. This episode contains interviews with three people who are familiar with mergers and acquisitions. The first segment is with Rich Reynertson, Managing Director of Cultura Technologies Grain & Oil Seeds business, who in part, is responsible for acquisitions. The middle segment is with Tracy Curtis, Implementation & Support Manager at Greenstone Systems, who helps AGRIS clients succeed when they merge and acquire businesses. The third and final segment is with Travis Antonsen, Producer Marketing Manager at Agtegra Cooperative, who recently went through a very large and successful merger. These guests discuss what it takes to not only survive, but to thrive in and after a merger or acquisition.
info_outline Profits Slipping Through the Cracks 06/26/2018
Profits Slipping Through the Cracks On today’s episode of Outstanding in the Field, Mike spends some time in Minnesota with John Christianson and Bruce Lichty of Christianson PLLP - A service and software provider designed to enhance your agribusiness. Join in and listen on how these guys can help successfully grow your business, protect your assets, and prevent your profits from slipping through the cracks.
info_outline Improving Efficiency in Your Agribusiness 05/15/2018
Improving Efficiency in Your Agribusiness In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, Mike travels all over Illinois to chat with various experts in their own rights regarding improving efficiency in their agribusiness. Guests share best practices (and tools) that allow their technology to keep things running smoothly. Featured guests in this episode include: Kaylee Heap of FS Grain (CRM = Customer Relationship Management) Brian Barnickel of Northern Partners Cooperative (AgLogic agronomy Energy Force logistics integrations with AGRIS) Teresa Jennings of Clarkson Grain (AGRIS AttachToo electronic document storage)