Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
Interview with Rick Murdock
Pete Clark and Rick Murdock are the co-owners of Ag Connections, a crop management software solutions company. Murdock is the manager in charge of all of the software development at Ag Connections. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Rick is the son of John Murdock, retired Soil Science Professor and International Ag Development Lead with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Growing up, Rick had the opportunity to live in Brazil for six years and then spent two years in Indonesia before returning to Madison. After graduation from UW-Madison, he returned to family roots in Murray, Kentucky where in 1978 he and his dad started Ponderosa Farms. Ponderosa Farms grows 1,200 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans as well as having 45 acres of catfish production. The Ag Connections offices are located on the farm in two renovated tobacco barns, connected to fiber optic internet where the 32 employees service growers all over the United States.