Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

ASTA Staff Appointed to Key Trade Advisory Committees

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) staff will represent the U.S. seed industry on two key trade advisory committees. President & CEO Andy LaVigne has been appointed to...

World Food Prize Awarded to East-West Seed Founder Simon N. Groot

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President of the World Food Prize Foundation Kenneth M. Quinn announced Simon N. Groot as the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate....
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Syngenta Appoints Chris Davison as Head of Business Sustainability for North America

Syngenta announced the appointment of Chris Davison as head, Business Sustainability for North America, effective June 1. Davison, previously head of Corporate & Government Affairs for Syngenta...
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Jacob Richburg Joins Nufarm as Technical Services Manager

Nufarm announced that Jacob Richburg has joined its U.S. team as a technical services manager. In this position, Richburg will deliver technical support, research design and agronomic...

NAPB Announces 2019 NAPB Borlaug Scholarship Awards

The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) is recognizing 12 outstanding students for the 2019 class of NAPB Borlaug Scholars: NAPB Borlaug Graduate Scholars

For Future Sustainability, Embrace Gene Editing, Says University of Canterbury Researcher

Aotearoa New Zealand will have to seriously consider gene editing to improve crop production if it is to meet future sustainability targets, according to the University of...

Calyxt Appoints Travis Frey as Chief Technology Officer

Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company, announced the appointment of Travis Frey as Chief Technology Officer, effective May 20. Frey brings his extensive knowledge in plant biology...

DLF Strengthens Management Team

As of May 1, DLF Seeds has closed the transaction to acquire PGG Wrightson’s seeds business and two new executive board members has been appointed.

Nufarm Americas Names Chris Bowley as Customer and Brand Marketing Manager

Nufarm is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Bowley as customer and brand marketing manager for the crop protection company’s broadacre products. Bowley brings more than...
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Syngenta Adds New Director to the Board

Following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, April 12, it was announced that Louise O. Fresco will join the Board of Directors as an independent...
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Precision Laboratories Appoints New Seed Business Manager

Mark Johnson has joined Precision Laboratories as the business manager, Seed Applied Technologies. In this position, Johnson will be responsible for managing the...

Arcadia Biosciences Hires New Head of R&D

Arcadia Biosciences announced that Randy Shultz has joined the company’s leadership team as head of Research and Development. Shultz has nearly 20 years of...

Bonnie Plant’s Stan Cope Retires

Bonnie Plants announced that president and CEO, Stan Cope, has decided to retire after 51 years of valued service.  Mike Sutterer, formerly the senior vice president and General...

La Crosse Seed Adds Natives Seed Specialist

La Crosse Seed recently added a natives specialist to its native grass and wildflower seed business, giving customers a dedicated resource to meet demand for an expanding...

Beck Ag Welcomes New CEO

Beck Ag, Inc. announced today the appointment of Richard Bettison as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). The announcement came from Beck Ag Founder and Board...
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Nufarm Announces New Country Lead for Canada

Nufarm is pleased to announce the appointment of Boyd Bergstrom to the role of country lead, Canada as the company positions itself for continued growth in the Canadian crop...

Legend Seeds Welcomes John Squire as Forage Specialist

Legend Seeds is pleased to announce that John Squire, PhD has joined the Legend Seeds team as its Legend forage specialist. Squire comes to...

Verdant Partners Adds Capabilities in Digital Ag

Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce that Chris Harbourt has joined its team as an Advisor effective immediately. This addition will enable Verdant to leverage Harbourt’s...

Jamie Mattikow named President and CEO of W. Atlee Burpee

W. Atlee Burpee Company has named James (Jamie) Mattikow, president and Chief Executive Officer.  Mattikow formerly served as Chief Commercial Officer at Ferrara Candy Company, where he...