James Fung Named Chief Executive Officer of Indiana Crop Improvement Association

James Fung has been named Chief Executive Officer of Indiana Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) succeeding Alan Galbreth who retired on the last day of July after 44...

A Modern Day Borlaug

With a focus on bringing quality vegetable seeds and stable open-pollinated varieties to smallholder farmers throughout Asia, Simon Groot has lifted millions out of poverty.

Genective Names Qiaoni Linda Jing as Chief Executive Officer

Genective, a joint venture between Limagrain and KWS to develop transgenic traits for corn, is pleased to announce Qiaoni Linda Jing as Chief Executive Officer.
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BrettYoung and DL Seeds Announce Deeper Collaboration

Brett-Young Seeds Limited and DL Seeds Inc. are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to enhance their long-standing relationship in the North American canola...

Rainey Appointed New Director of Purdue Soybean Center

Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, has appointed Katy Martin Rainey as the new director of the Purdue University Soybean Center....
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NewLeaf Symbiotics Grows Product Development Team

NewLeaf Symbiotics announces the hiring of three experienced agriculture leaders to its product development and manufacturing team: Jan Diemont, fermentation scientist, John Whitteck, PhD, formulation scientist, and...
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Corteva Completes Board of Directors with Appointment of Marcos Lutz

Corteva announced that Marcos Lutz, chief executive officer of Cosan Limited, has been elected to Corteva's Board of Directors, effective June 25, 2019. He will serve on...

Sentera Adds Three Leaders to Support Company Growth

Sentera announced key additions to its leadership team. "Our business has grown significantly every year, and our rate of growth continues to accelerate. We're...

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Meet the future faces of the seed industry.

Food Industry Expert Joins Benson Hill as Chief Operating Officer

Benson Hill Biosystems has named Chris Wilkins, a food industry executive with more than 25 years of industry experience, as Chief Operating Officer. Wilkins...
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ASTA Announces New Leadership Team and National Award Winners

The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) newly-elected officer team was announced yesterday during ASTA’s Policy & Leadership Development Conference (PLDC) in Denver, CO. Members of the FY2019-20...

Groundwork BioAg Appoints Bioagriculture Executive Mick Messman as Director

Groundwork BioAg Ltd. announced that Mick Messman has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective today. Messman is currently Chief Commercial Officer at GreenLight Biosciences....

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...