Dekalb County corn and soybean farmer Jamie Walter uses the latest agriculture technology to help turn a portion of his harvest into award winning craft spirits. In this episode, we learn about the role of digital tools in his unconventional, value-added business.
A few years ago, Illinois farmer Jamie Walter was sitting at his desk with a tumbler of whiskey, brainstorming new business ideas to supplement an already successful corn and soybean operation. Considering everything from popcorn to pastries, it wasn’t until Jamie looked down at his glass that the idea for a distillery was born. Since then, Whiskey Acres has served thousands of visitors, won prestigious awards, and most recently, been the focus of this episode of Freeways to Farms. We sat down with Jamie to talk about the opportunity he has to advocate for the agriculture industry and how digital tools have played a role in his unconventional operation.