HARTLAND, Wis. (September 20, 2023) — C.O.nxt, a leading communications agency in the agriculture and food industries, is thrilled to announce the launch of its podcast, “State of the Plate.” This podcast aims to provide a captivating yet casual platform for thought-provoking discussions and insights into the ever-evolving food system.

“State of the Plate,” hosted by food and ag communications experts and industry advocates Brandon Miller and Rochelle Ripp Schnadt, dives into the pressing issues, exciting trends and ground-breaking innovations shaping the food industry today. Listeners can expect engaging conversations with industry experts, food entrepreneurs and sustainability champions, offering a 360-degree view of the food system.

“We want to offer a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities in the agriculture and food industries,” notes co-host Brandon Miller, Creative Director at C.O.nxt. “This podcast is an excellent resource for everyone, from consumers to ag and food professionals, seeking to stay informed about the dynamic world of food through fun and casual conversations.

“‘State of the Plate’ represents our continued commitment to fostering transparency and knowledge-sharing in the industry,” says co-host Rochelle Ripp Schnadt, Senior PR Supervisor at C.O.nxt, emphasizing the significance of open dialogues about policy, innovation and consumer trends in the agriculture and food sectors. “For 15 years, our State of the Plate blog has been serving up food system insights. Our companion podcast expands on that mission and represents our commitment to fostering transparency and knowledge-sharing in the industry.”

Listeners can tune in to “State of the Plate” on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Each episode promises to be an insightful conversation covering the state of the food industry and offering valuable insights for both industry insiders and food enthusiasts.

To listen to the “State of the Plate” podcast and to learn more about C.O.nxt, please visit www.co-nxt.com/podcast. If you are interested in being a guest or have a suggestion for the podcast, email rschnadt@co-nxt.com.

About C.O.nxt

C.O.nxt is a 100 percent employee-owned communications agency full of farm kids and foodies coming together to create fresh and unexpected solutions driven by deep insight and strategy. Based in Hartland, Wisconsin, we serve purpose-driven brands that stand out in the ag and food industries—from the seed in the ground to the steak on the plate—because that is what we’re passionate about. Full service. Full hearts. For the love of food. For more information visit CO-nxt.com.


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