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Thought Leaders in Food & Ag: Ryan Raguse, Chairman and Co-Founder, Bushel

  • Carlson School of Management 321 19th Avenue South MInneapolis, MN 55455 United States (map)

Join us for our next Thought Leaders in Food & Agriculture event where we welcome Ryan Raguse, serial entrepreneur and Chairman and Co-Founder of Bushel, the grain industry’s first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers. Bushel has raised over $8.5 million in funding and just received top honors at Rabobank Food Bytes! San Francisco global pitch competition.

In this fireside chat, Ryan will discuss his entrepreneurial journey, the growth of Bushel and the impact of farmtech, and his thoughts on the future of farming. He will also talk about several new agtech initiatives launching in Fargo, ND and how Minnesota can get involved.

5:30-6:00pm: Registration and networking
6:00-7:00pm: Fireside chat discussion and Q&A
7:00-7:30pm: Networking and light reception

Speaker Bio:

Ryan Raguse is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Bushel™. Bushel enables clear and simple business for grain facilities and their producers by powering instant access to scale tickets, contracts, commodity balances, cash bids, and more through grain facility-branded apps.

Ryan is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. A self-proclaimed day-dreamer and life-long farm kid, he is always ready to discuss the exciting future of Ag Tech. From the launch of Bushel, Ryan and his teammates have been providing the necessary tools grain facilities and their producers need to do better business together since 2017. With an international reach amongst 1,500+ live grain receiving locations, Ryan looks forward to expanding Bushel’s immense presence.

Having grown up on a farm, Ryan can’t shake the feeling of a hard day at work in the field and he returns to the farm for field work in the spring and fall. Outside of those two times, Ryan can be reached at

This event is a part of Grow North's Thought Leaders in Food and Agriculture speaker series where we spotlight industry leaders in intimate conversations as well as drive authentic networking with our growing ecosystem. This series is free through the support of our partners and in part by Lazard. We are excited to partner with Minnestar to bring you this event.