Listeners of this show will probably notice that I have a bias toward Founding CEOs who mash up agriculture, real food, and technology to help all of us eat better and live healthier lives. I guess that is why I was eager to interview Brad on the podcast.
Brad and his team make it easier for any metropolitan area to create more entrepreneurs and more healthy food all year round without shipping food thousands of miles. And, as a leader, Brad speaks candidly about several important topics:
- He explains how he was able to let somethings go as the company grew.
- He discusses his personal challenge around remaining emotionally connected to his team.
- He talks about Friday “AMA” (As Me Anything) meetings to increase engagement and reconnect everyone to the mission and values of the company.
Name: Brad McNamara, Co-founder & CEO
Company: Freight Farms
Headquartered In: Boston, Massachusetts
Powerful Promise of Value: Freight Farms enables fresh food production in any environment by providing tools such as the Leafy Green Machine.
Basically, Freight Farms manufactures high-volume crop production units made from up-cycled freight containers. Using advanced growing technology and automation, it’s easy for anyone looking to grow a local food economy to get started – no matter their background or geography.
Sponsored by: Trail Team 10
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