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Sid Gorham is the President & CEO of Granular, a software and analytics platform that aims to improve farming efficiency and help farmers make better, well-informed business decisions. As the leader of Granular, his responsibilities include setting growth strategies and maintaining a rich and diverse entrepreneurial culture as they scale the company. His extensive experience in leading companies in the tech and mobile industries, as well as seeing the needs of the ag industry, has served as one of his primary drivers in starting the company.
Sid joins me today to share how Granular enables farmers to operate and manage their farms better. He shares his passion for tech, his interests in applying tech in farms, and how he got inspired to start Granular. He describes the farming problems their company solves, explains how their business works, and how they integrate new farmers into using their platform. He also discusses some of the current innovations in ag as well as shares his thoughts on the future of farming and agriculture.
“In the next 3-5 years, we're going to see a dramatic change in how farmers market their crops and use risk management tools.” - Sid Gorham
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:
- Sid Gorham's tech background and what he finds unique in agriculture.
- What Granular is and his inspiration in founding this type of company.
- Where agriculture is right now regarding innovative history.
- The benefits of using Granular for your ag business.
- The hardships and successes he experienced in establishing Granular.
- What AcreValue is and how it helps business-minded farmers.
- Current problems in the industry that still needs solving.
- Tips on improving business and employee productivity.
- The family-owned business structure is unique and dominant in the agriculture industry.
- It's rare to run across a farmer who isn't trying anything related to data technology.
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This episode is sponsored by: Granular - Manage Your Farm with Confidence
Granular is an agriculture software company dedicated to building stronger, more profitable farms. Since 2014, Granular has become a leader in developing web and mobile apps grounded in advanced data science technology to help farmers make data-driven, real-time business and agriculture decisions with greater confidence.
To learn more about how Granular’s digital solutions can help you better manage your farm, visit Granular.ag.
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