Granular recently announced the hiring of precision agronomy software expert Jeffrey Dearborn, who will join the leadership team at Granular and will serve as General Manager of its MapShots business line. Granular is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

“I’m thrilled to have Jeff join our team,” says Sid Gorham, co-founder and CEO of Granular. “Jeff has been at the forefront of precision ag from the very beginning. His expertise and leadership will help us strengthen MapShots’ position as a leading agronomy software solution,” Gorham said.

Dearborn, who was most recently chief agronomist and strategy officer at Agrian, has been part of the strategy and development teams for multiple ag software platforms that are foundational to what precision agronomic software is today. Prior to Agrian, Dearborn managed teams at Hemisphere GPS, Jimmy Sanders and AgChem (later purchased by AGCO). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural mechanization from the University of Maine.

“The opportunity to play a role in the continued advancement of agronomy software that is reliable, powerful and easy-to-use is exciting,” says Dearborn. “I’m delighted to be to joining a great team that’s focused on leading the future of digital ag, and I think Granular will be instrumental in helping farmers and their advisors optimize their yield and profitability.”