Brittany Onslow, Conference Producer, Smithers
This 2021 event featured expert presentations from Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., FMC Corporation, Rantizo, Corteva Agriscience, Ingevity, TSG, Innatrix, Varsha Bioscience and Technology Private Limited, and many more!
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Brittany Onslow, Conference Producer, Smithers
Dr. Hart-Cooper is a Research Chemist in the Bioproducts research unit un the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, CA. His work includes developing green chemistry and packaging from agricultural sources.
Dr. Jerry J. Baron is the Executive Director of the IR-4 Project, a cooperative program in the United States of the state agricultural experimental stations, US Department of Agriculture, growers/commodity organizations, the crop protection industry and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The IR-4 Project is national in scope and it conducts research at 28 field research farms and 5 analytical laboratories to facilitate the registration of conventional chemical pesticides and biopesticides on specialty crops and specialty uses. As Executive Director, Dr. Baron is responsible for the day to day operations of the IR-4 Project with an operation budget of approximately $18 million US dollars and 125 full time scientists.
Dr. Baron has served as the IR-4 Project's Executive Director since September 2006. He started with IR-4 in January, 1986 as IR-4's coordinator of weed science research. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Baron split his duties with the IR-4 Project and the administration of the IR-4 Project's host institution, Rutgers University. During this period he was Associate Executive Dean of Cook College, Rutgers University. Dr. Baron returned full time to the IR-4 Project in July 2002 when he was named Associate Director in 2002.
In 1998, Dr. Baron co-authored the second edition of Food and Feed Crops of the United States along with G.M. Markle and B.A. Schneider. Dr. Baron has authored nearly one hundred peer reviewed journal articles and several book chapters.
Douglas Robinson is a Principal with the law firm of Harness Dickey with 16+ years of intellectual property law experience. He specializes in assisting companies in identifying potential IP assets, evaluating the proper form of protection for those assets, and managing their IP portfolios.
Regulatory consultant with over 13 years of experience in the pesticide industry with 11 of those years being directly involved in registering and maintaining pesticide products with the US EPA and the States. Expertise covers a wide range or pesticides including antimicrobial, conventional and biopesticide pesticides. Routinely assist clients with bringing their pesticide products to market, increasing their market impact through EPA amendments/notifications, registering establishments, maintaining regulatory compliance with various regulations, and other similar activities. Active in several industry trade associations.
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I'm a strategic leader with an ability to work broadly across a wide range of disciplines. As co-founder and President of Vive Crop Protection, I led the development, regulatory approval, launch, and commercial success of the first nanotechnology-enabled products in US agriculture. I took over as Vive's CEO on July 1, 2019. Growing >2X annually for each of the last 3 years, Vive is well-suited to transform the crop protection industry in the US and abroad.
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Allie White graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and has been working for Ingevity ever since. The majority of her career has been as an engineer at Ingevity’s production facility in Charleston, SC. In 2018, she joined the Ingevity agrochemical commercial team where she has been able to apply her technical background.
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Michael Vella is an Entomologist at Frontier Agricultural Sciences where he serves as an expert in mass insect rearing, insect diet development and manufacturing, and in-vivo recombinant protein expression. He has 13 years of experience in the entomology field with 9 years of industry experience in insect rearing and insect diet development. Michael has held operational and technical positions in the insect rearing and in-vivo protein expression divisions as a part of Frontier Agricultural Sciences and its predecessor.
Robert Saik, an Agrologist, Certified Agriculture Consultant and agriculture entrepreneur, is founder & CEO of AGvisorPRO, a global connectivity platform providing instantaneous linkage between farmers and experts effectively putting advisors on the farm without being on the farm. Rob has international experience working globally in the farming and agriculture technology sector. He has authored two books, the latest being “FOOD 5.0 - How We Feed The Future” which tackles the question “how do we ensure agriculture is infinitely sustainable?”
Rob has founded/partnered in many ventures including Agri-Trend/Agri-Data (a consulting and data management network; now Trimble Ag) as well as partnering in a farming operation in Uganda. He has been involved in agricultural projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Australia, South America and Europe. An agriculture thought leader, he has been sought as a keynote speaker on issues surrounding agronomy, sustainability, precision agriculture, robotics, data management, remote sensing and technology integration. His TEDx talk “Will Agriculture Be ALLOWED To Feed 9 Billion People” has been viewed over 162,000 times. He is also the founder and leader of the PowerFarm peer group providing business leadership to leading edge growers.
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Raviv Itzhaky is the Co-Founder and CTO of Prospera Technologies, leading the company’s technical vision of transforming the way food is grown using data science and AI. He uses his expertise in algorithm development, mathematics and machine learning to solve real-world problems. Prior to Prospera, Raviv developed algorithms at cybersecurity company BioCatch, and served as a Signal Processing Engineer with the IDF. He holds a BSc in Physics and MSc in Applied Physics from The Hebrew University.
Dr. Goldman is a results-driven genomic scientist and entrepreneur with a passion for developing innovative, self-directed people and teams that deliver superior results. As Chief Science Officer, Goldman develops scientific strategy for the next generation of microbial discovery at Pluton. Prior to founding Pluton, Goldman led the microbial testing pipeline for Indigo Ag and served as the Microbial Discovery Lead for Monsanto Company. He has a Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Washington and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Utah. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed studies and is an inventor on more than 10 patents.
Jiarui Li, Ph.D., PMP, MBA, President & CEO: Dr. Li is an accomplished scientist and agtech industry leader with over 30 peer-reviewed publications, two patents, and five funded research proposals. His mixture of both scientific and business experience makes him a vital member of the Innatrix team and a key factor in the business development of the company.
Dominic is a Director of Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt Ltd taking care of its international operations. He will be presenting this paper on behalf of the authors Dr. A. John Peter, Dr. E. Leo Daniel Amalraj, and Dr. Venkateswara Rao Talluri who are part of the technical/research team of the company.