Farm4Profit Podcast

Land and Machinery Market Updates

Episode Summary

Listen to this episode and you'll leave with your mind spinning. First we learn about new grain storage technology called Telesense which helps you monitor the condition of your grain. Then we join forces with the Moving Iron Podcast to get you the latest updates on the ag land and equipment markets!

Episode Notes

Introduction (Recording 10/12) (Airing 11/1)

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What’s Working in AG – TeleSense

Naeem Zafar, CEO & Co-Founder, TeleSense

Naeem is a 7x entrepreneur and 5x startup CEO currently serving as the Co-Founder and CEO of TeleSense, an (Internet of Things) company creating real-time wireless sensing and predictive analytics solutions for the stored grain industry. Prior to starting TeleSense, he was the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013. Naeem started his first company at the age of 26 and soon moved to Silicon Valley. At this point, he is practically a Silicon Valley native, having founded, invested in, and advised 30+ companies. He teaches courses on entrepreneurship at University of California Berkeley & Northeastern University.


Grain, once harvested, never improves in quality. So, grain storage management can be difficult. Answering questions such as when to sell grain, when to turn off fans, and how to reduce spoilage or avoid hot-spots, used to rely on manual inspection or expensive temperature cable-based solutions. TeleSense is here to change that.


Monitors moisture and carbon dioxide, has a 2-5 year battery life, reports to an app or desk top, sends alerts.


Main Topic

2021 Market Wrap Up – Two Outstanding Experts

Moving Iron Podcast, hosted by Casey Seymour, focuses on current trends and events in the Ag Equipment Marketplace. Casey interviews Ag Equipment Dealers from across North America about current trends and events facing Dealers. Along with Dealers, Casey also interviews the biggest names in the Ag Industry to talk about Commodity Markets, the World's Economy, and the latest trends in the Ag Equipment Business. If you are in the Equipment Business or have an interest in the Ag Equipment Business this a must listen for you! Moving Iron Podcast can be found on the Global Ag Network and anywhere podcast are heard. 

David, World Champion Auctioneer, grew up immersed and involved in agriculture and started his career off by attending Missouri Auction School in 2008. He then acquired his real estate license in November 2010.  He is active in the Realtor Land Institute, National Auctioneer Associations and a number of State Auctioneer Associations. David and his wife Ann run the auction company, “Whitaker Marketing Group”.  David is a licensed Sales person in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska and currently the Chairman of the Board of the Iowa Auctioneers Association


General Questions

  1. Who have the sellers been?
  2. Who have the buyers been?
  3. What’s your favorite part about what you do?
  4. When you reflect on successful sales.  Is there something sellers have been doing that has really been working? or set their sale apart from the rest?
  5. How about flipping the script.  What is your best advice for a buyer
  6. Do you have a prediction for 2022?
  7. Who have you met that you most enjoyed because of your profession?
  8. What is a common trait or characteristic that you have seen among the most successful people you know?
  9. Anything else you’d like our listeners to know?
  10. Reminder to share CONTACT INFO and say thank you