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Agriculture is changing. The future dairy farmer should be aware of risk management, current market trends and their environmental impact.

That’s the message from Sam Miller, managing director of agriculture at BMO Harris Bank, who was a guest on a recent episode of the Dairy Stream podcast. Miller talked about the volatility of the agricultural industry, ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing, automation trends and how tomorrow’s farmers should surround themselves with professionals to build a winning network.

BMO Harris Bank sponsored this episode.

Listen here.

Podcast breakdown:

• 1:40: Agricultural inflationary pressures

• 4:42: Looking at the future differently

• 7:23: Key market areas to focus on

• 10:30: Preparing for supply and demand issues

• 12:20: Risk management tools are a necessity

• 15:10: ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing

• 19:25: Automation trends

• 22:49: Measuring environmental standards

• 25:05: Building a winning team

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About Dairy Stream:
Dairy Stream focuses on policy, sustainability, market trends, new technology, processor updates, business partner news and farmer involvement. The podcast is co-produced by the Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, sister organizations that fight for effective dairy policy in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.
Dairy Stream is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, PodBean, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

About DBA:
The Dairy Business Association is Wisconsin’s leading dairy lobby group, championing smart and sensible regulations affecting the dairy community. The nonprofit organization is comprised of farmers, milk processors, vendors and other business partners who work collaboratively to ensure that dairy farms of all sizes have the support they need to keep America’s Dairyland strong. More information:

About Edge:
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within their communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is one of the top cooperatives in the country based on milk volume. More information: