Billionaires: They Are Just Like Us!

There’s a Case IH Steiger 470 Quadtrac parked alongside a Case IH Patriot sprayer at a field day. In that scene, I don’t think it matters if you are a farmer, a toddler, or in this case, a billionaire. You’re likely to climb up the ladder and into the cab of your machine of choice.

In this example, Steve Case (co-founder of America Online) did exactly that—he got into the cab of the Steiger with a huge smile on his face.

My takeaway: it’s easy for Steve Case to get excited about agriculture.

Rise of the Rest in MemphisThe field day, which took place on Tuesday, was hosted at the AgriCenter International in Memphis and was part of Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour, which aims to put a spotlight on entrepreneurs across the country and get venture capital interest to extend beyond New York, California and Massachusetts.

As Case explains, last year 75% of venture capital invested was concentrated in just those three states. He sees a bigger (and missed) opportunity. Memphis was the 35th city the Rise of the Rest tour has visited. Joining him in Memphis were others from his firm, Revolution, including J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy.

“We think there’s going to be a revolution in food and agriculture thanks to technology,” Case said. “It’s important to know that 250 years ago, 90% of the economy in the U.S. was based on agriculture. We went from an agrarian economy to an industrialized economy to a digital economy. And there’s huge potential for ag in the third wave of technology. In many ways farmers are the original innovators in this country.”

Rabbit Tractors and Steve CaseAt the ag-focused stop on the tour, which was immediately after the group at breakfast at Kimball Musk’s restaurant The Kitchen, two startups as part of the AgLaunch accelerator were highlighted—Rantizo and Rabbit Tractor.

“For 60 years our industry has grown more productive by thinking bigger and getting bigger,” says Pete Nelson, director of AgLaunch. “Now it’s time to go the other way.”

Rantizo is a drone-based application technology. Rabbit Tractor is a startup focusing on automated ag vehicles.

Case and Vance asked the entrepreneurs questions, which included what types of farms their technologies targeted; how easy would it be for farmers to use their products; and what their biggest challenges were.

I asked Case that as farmers are exposed to more and more technology, how should they focus to be able to keep up with the needed technology. And he said, “Lean in. Farmers should figure out what technology can help them on their farm because we need farmers to be innovative to grow more food, at affordable prices and be profitable.”

This week on AgriTalk, Chip Flory and I talked more about this experience and what it could mean to be highlighting entrepreneurs across America:



Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
Submitted by Lucy Gray on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:39

Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number doesn't supply the on-line reinforcement decision, yet it's possible in buy decision. You can't as it doesn't contain stock office work more noteworthy than one business document at once. Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number has a normal for International Sales and cost observing with a client photograph sees that is profitable. It might happen that one may find issues and issues while utilizing QuickBooks Pro.
Visit here:

Submitted by anjilo smith on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:45

QuickBooks Support Number +1-888-307-3506
Our master experts are upright there to decide your issue. QuickBooks client benefit telephone number prime expectation is to settle your issues instantly. Quickbooks Tech Support Number,Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number Try not to waver to connect with us as our QuickBooks Technical Support group is accessible in your administration constantly. Reaching on our help number will enable you to investigate and settle the issue instantly.

Submitted by Lucy Gray on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:47

Whatever you require the Quicken Tech Support Phone Number contact for, the telephone number on +1888-336-0774 is the most ideal approach to begin. You may need to get hold of the Quicken Support on the web or be searching for opening hours for your nearby Quicken Support Number Team. Calling +1888-336-0774 will give you access to the Quicken client administrations group who are there to help you with any issue.
Visit Here:

Submitted by Lucy Gray on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:55

Sage Support Phone Number calls on +1888-336-0774 Accounting Software was best-in-class bookkeeping guidelines, secure work area establishment, boundless access to help, in addition to moderate membership designs that offers best esteems for your business.Sage Customer Support Phone Number Company offers all day, every day help and support for USA and Canada Customer they can call +1888-336-0774 .
Visit Here:

Submitted by anjilo smith on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:58

Quicken Technical Support Number +1-888-307-3506
Quicken Starter Edition, Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Premier, Quicken Technical Support Phone Number,Quicken Customer Support Number Quicken Home and Business, Quicken Rental Property Manager, Quicken Errors, Quicken Backup, Quicken Install and Update, Troubleshoot and fix Quicken, Quicken solidifying on refreshes.

Submitted by anjilo smith on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 05:06

Sage 50 Support Number +1-888-307-3506
Sage Accounting Software was best-in-class bookkeeping principles, secure work area establishment, boundless access to help, in addition to reasonable membership designs that Sage Tech Support Number,Sage Tech Support Phone Number offers best esteems for your business. Sage Company offers every minute of every day help and support for USA and Canada Customer they can call 1-888-307-3506.

Submitted by Kaity on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:14

This is really cute article. I like these 2 pictures. They are rich and great.torrents