Episode 30: Eric Rygg, President of Huntsinger Farms & Silver Spring Foods
Sustainable Business Practices, Creating a Healthy Workforce, and Remaining Resilient


This is Ag! is a podcast series led by our President and CEO Kirti Mutatkar. The podcast challenges you to think differently about how you lead your life and your organizations by learning from the inspiring and captivating stories of leaders in Agriculture. Each interview is set to uncover how a guest's leadership journey has contributed to their legacy and success.

Since launching in 2022, the podcast has established a loyal audience with an impressive lineup of past guests.


Kirti Mutatkar is a forward-thinking leader passionate about making an impact in the community by providing high quality, innovative, and affordable health care accessible to the agricultural community of California and Arizona.

Under Kirti’s leadership, UnitedAg, has become the largest health plan. With more than $240 million in annual contributions, the health plan, is empowering its members and employer groups to take a unique, empathetic, and collaborative approach in working together to provide innovative and cost-effective approaches to health care.


Currently the podcast is averaging 5,000 listeners per month overall.

With 30 episodes, "This Is Ag" has established a core audience of agricultural leaders and industry supporters. Since launch, listener figures have grown steadily. Each new episode typically gets 5,000 listeners within 30 days of publishing.


Eric Rygg

Eric Rygg is president of Huntsinger Farms, the world's largest grower & processor of horseradish and its subsidiary, Silver Spring Foods.
Listen to Episode 30

Sonia Roldan

Sonia Roldan, the Member Services Director at UnitedAg, exemplifies unwavering commitment to helping members. Her dedication highlights the importance of personalized care and empathy in the healthcare industry.
Listen to Episode 25

Gary Thiara

Gary Thiara is President & CEO, Empire Farming Company, a diversified farming operation engaged in growing prunes, walnuts, almonds, peaches and raisins in the northern and central valleys of California.
Listen to Episode 22