FieldWatch Appoints New President/CEO
FieldWatch announces that Stephanie Regagnon has joined the company to take over the helm of its DriftWatch Specialty Crop and BeeCheck Apiary Registries. She will be leading the continued rapid growth and expansion of its member states, applicators and producers. Stephanie comes with a wealth of experience within the ag industry and will replace the current president/CEO Reid Sprenkel, who led the launch efforts of FieldWatch and is stepping down from the role on June 27 after four years to pursue other interests.
“We had a time-consuming search to find Stephanie,” said Reid. “She is a perfect fit for the role having over 15 years of experience in agriculture and the renewable energy sectors with proven success in stakeholder engagement which is a critical foundation of FieldWatch. She also played an instrumental role in the formation and launch of the Honey Bee Heath Coalition and is a tremendous asset for leading the adoption of BeeCheck in North America.”
Stephanie comments, “I am looking forward to this new challenge with FieldWatch and am excited to work with the multi-stakeholder board, existing and future members and a growing user base to further develop the opportunity and valuable stewardship tools. I am fortunate to be asked to lead such a young company that prides itself on data integrity and successful co-existence of growers, beekeepers and applicators through communication, cooperation and collaboration.”
Steve Smith of Red Gold and FieldWatch Board Chairman said, “Stephanie’s contagious enthusiasm coupled with her relatable experience and industry knowledge makes her a key addition to FieldWatch. We view her appointment as a sign of our commitment to having FieldWatch be a significant factor in agricultural stewardship. We are very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Stephanie’s caliber to fulfill this role. Reid has done a remarkable job getting us to this point and Stephanie is well suited to take us to the next level moving forward.
FieldWatch is a non-profit company that was created to develop and expand the operation of DriftWatch, a voluntary online specialty crop registry program originally created by Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering in Indiana.