As a native of rural Minnesota, agtech pioneer Nick Koshnick saw opportunities for technology to help farmers become more profitable by reducing their fertilizer inputs. In 2009, he co-founded Solum to create new soil testing technologies and soil analytics. Solum was acquired by Monsanto (now Bayer) in 2014. Today, he is CEO and founder of Ponder, an AI-driven coaching program.

Check out episode 3 of our podcast to hear my conversation with Nick, in which we discuss the genesis of agtech and how reducing the use of chemical fertilizers is critical to the future of agriculture and food.