PMA Takes On Tech

PMA Takes On Tech
Every day, technology transforms the way our food is grown, harvested, packaged, delivered, and consumed. But it can be hard to navigate this emerging new world. The PMA Takes On Tech podcast provides a look at how technology and innovation are supporting

PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 6: How COVID is changing technology and technology companies
Aug 12 • 38 min
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a seismic effect on businesses in the produce industry, but there are lessons that can be learned. This is an opportunity to fine tune business continuity and contingency plans, and also a chance to define what is truly…
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 5: Solving for the Sixth Food System
Jul 28 • 46 min
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 5th and current food system has exhausted its growth trajectory and the world is, once again,…
4: The Realities of Foodservice
Jul 15 • 40 min
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,…
3: Can technology solve the produce labor shortage?
Jul 6 • 45 min
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…
2: What Food & Agtech venture capitalists are thinking now
Jun 1 • 36 min
Guests: Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, S2G Ventures Rob Leclerc, Ph.D., Founding Partner, Agfunder
1: What do we do with all these onions?
Jun 1 • 32 min
Guests: Shay Myers, CEO, Owyhee Produce Michael Helmstetter, Founder, President & CEO, TechAccel, LLC