Episode 2: The Future of Agtech with Megan Lyman

How has the pandemic impacted your pantry? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Megan Lyman, general counsel and VP of operations for Oerth Bio, to get the inside scoop of what is happening in the Agtech industry. COVID-19 has certainly given a big push to innovations that work towards more sustainable food sources, a trend that is only picking up speed. We discuss the role that technology plays in precision farming, the impact the pandemic has had on the supply chain, and companies that shaping the future of not just how we produce food, but what type of food we consume.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing the world of Agtech
  • [01:24]Megan's story and what brought her to Agtech
  • [03:36]The role of Agtech in creating a healthier and cleaner world
  • [06:20]The influence of Covid on innovations in the industry
  • [07:39]What the industry will look like post-pandemic
  • [10:01]Core tech that's going to help post-pandemic
  • [11:59]Looking at plant-based meat and it's trajectory
  • [13:16]Stumbling blocks facing the industry
  • [14:14]Top tip for someone entering the Agtech industry
  • [15:34]How universities and partners benefit from collaboration
  • [17:39]Some of Megan's favorite startups in Agtech