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    In the podcast interview, Jim Poyzer, an Iowa farmer and computer programmer, shared his journey into innovative farming. He discussed his background, starting with a long career in computer programming, which led to a unique approach to farming technology. Poyzer recounted purchasing farmland at 58 and using his programming skills to create affordable, technological solutions…

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  • From Rural Roots to National Beans: Ross Street Roasting Journey

    Guest host Greg Bailey interviews Brian Gumm, founder of Ross Street Roasting, a rural Iowa coffee tradition turned national brand. Gumm shares the company’s origin, tracing its humble beginnings to the essence of its creation and the early days’ customer reception. He delves into the roots, motivations, and initial challenges faced while establishing the specialty…

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