A Conversation with a Futurist: Huge Factors at Play in Agriculture’s Future

Robots, pension plans and jet streams — what do all these have in common? All three will play an integral role in agriculture now and into the future. That’s according to Richard Worzel, a futurist and recent speaker at BASF’s Knowledge Harvest event. Worzel touched on several key factors that promise great demand for agriculture products, but also highlights some interesting challenges ahead for the industry.

While we’re still not 100% sure how one qualifies to become a ‘futurist’, sitting down to chat with someone who describes themselves as such is always bound to be interesting. This week, RealAgriculture founder Shaun Haney sat down with Richard Worzel to talk about some of the major factors influencing agriculture — from our environment, to how we produce food and even how industries access capital.