S7E85: Caleb Wilkins / Renaissance Ag - Revolutionizing Livestock Feed for a Secure Food Future with Cutting-Edge Technology and Animal Husbandry
Vertical Farming PodcastFebruary 17, 2023x
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S7E85: Caleb Wilkins / Renaissance Ag - Revolutionizing Livestock Feed for a Secure Food Future with Cutting-Edge Technology and Animal Husbandry

Episode Summary

Caleb Wilkins, co-founder of the innovative vertical farming startup Renaissance AG, sits down with Harry Duran, to discuss their revolutionary approach to creating safe and sustainable livestock feed. Listen in to learn how Renaissance AG is creating a consistent, reliable, and on-farm premium feed for livestock producers, as well as tackling the challenges of food independence and security.

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Key Takeaways

  • Utah-based vertical farming startup, Renaissance AG, is leading the way in innovative agricultural practices
  • Co-founder Caleb Wilkins and his partners, aim to address the challenges of food, water, and electricity access
  • Their focus on forages as a solution to inconsistent and unpredictable livestock feed costs
  • Created an on-farm forage production system to automate the process of sprouting grains for animal feed
  • Overcame challenges such as inefficiency and unpredictability in their initial product design
  • Working on innovations to improve delivery and quality of seed used in fodder, and creating targeted feeds for different animals

Tweetable Quotes

“That's something that we care immensely about, we think the AG producer deserves a very meaningful place in the global conversations and that the AG producer is close to the ground, they're close to the production of life, and they have a unique view in this world.”

“We think there's room for a lot of other seed types to be included to target feed certain types of animals.”

“We have come quite a way since then, even though it's only been 2 years and 9 months. We have a machine that will produce 16,000 pounds of feed in a day."

Resources Mentioned

Caleb's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebwilkins/

Caleb's Website - https://renaissanceag.com/

Caleb's Twitter - https://twitter.com/AgRenaissance

Caleb's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/renaissanceagriculture/

Caleb's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/renaissanceagriculture

Caleb's Email - caleb@renaissanceag.com

Caleb's Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJREMQ6YTBVzKqY5pcBLAUg

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