On this episode of North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak talks to the CEO of AgWiki, Randy Krotz about how they are connecting producers across the globe.
AgWiki is where farmers, and all those who produce food worldwide, can connect, build relationships, and share information to grow more food with less impact on the planet. AgWiki is a new Online Platform Designed for Food Producers Around the Globe, including:
- Food Producers engaging other farmers and ranchers – from the largest to the smallest
- Agronomists and researchers
- Food/animal nutritionists
- Provides Information and Educational Content
- Multiple university collaborators
- Focused on adaption of new production techniques
- Farmers/Ranchers and Agronomists from 21 countries
- Group Discussions - Carbon Farming, Plant-Based Protein, etc.
- Commodity Pricing, Weather, Content Storage
Randy Krotz is the chief executive officer of AgWiki, Inc., a start- up social platform concentrated on solving global food production challenges. Currently, AgWiki has farmers and agricultural specialists from 20 countries engaged in building relationships and consumer information addressing a wide range of topics, including carbon farming, plant-based food, marketing, climate, and crop and animal health. Krotz served as the CEO of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) from 2013 to 2018. USFRA is a consumer focused ag movement consisting of more than 100 farmer and rancher led organizations and industry partners engaged in dialogue about how food is grown and raised. In addition to nearly 30 years of experience ranging from food, health care, agriculture, and biotechnology, Krotz manages the diversified farm in North Central Kansas where he was raised. Randy has moderated numerous panel discussions on food and has given more than 500 speeches to ag, media, and consumer audiences. Additionally, he has moderated many discussions, including one at a Sustainable Agricultural Summit where representatives from McDonald’s, Kellogg, and Walmart highlighted their efforts to move toward a more sustainable future. He has also led discussions on crop and livestock production, consumer outreach, crisis management, and GMO’s with numerous state and national farm/ranch organizations. Notably, Mr. Krotz was an executive producer for the groundbreaking documentary FARMLAND. He has worked and lived all across the U.S. and has worked for and/or represented many well known food and agribusiness companies and associations, including FMC Corporation, the National Corn Growers Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, BASF, Proctor and Gamble, Syngenta, DuPont Pioneer, Pepsi Nutrition and Monsanto. Randy is a graduate of Kansas State University.
Learn more about AgWiki, and start your own account at https://agwiki.com