Members in the Sustaining Member (company with 100 or more employees) Category

Brian Battles
Arysta LifeSciences
P.O. Box 691
Wilburton, OK 74578
United States
Home Phone: 918.471.0759
E-mail Address: brian.battles@arysta.com
Services: Since its founding, Arysta LifeScience has been one of the fastest growing companies in the industry and is currently among the top 15 agrochemical companies in the world. Over the past five years, Arysta LifeScience achieved positive sales growth, exceeding the industry average, its crop protection technology portfolio-fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, seed treatments, bactericides, biologicals and plant nutrients-help U.S. growers reach new levels of productivity and yields. This success is achieved by strong,loyal partnerships with our customers, working with research or science-based companies that provide us with the most advanced products for development, and reliable manufacturers of high-quality active ingredients. Arysta LifeScience's ability to bring crop protection products to our customers is both rapid and effective using a unique, solutions-oriented approach to portfolio management that focuses on profitable opportunities in our selected markets. This includes new product development and registrations in select markets, formulation and product packaging from externally sourced active ingredients, and marketing and distribution of both value-added and off-patent products to the channel. The company's hybrid business model with a balanced, 50-50 mix of value-added and off-patent products, allows Arysta LifeScience to maintain a nimble, asset-light business model, which is both downturn-resistant and highly scalable. Arysta LifeScience will continue to offer innovative solutions and new customer-driven products that meet the rapidly changing needs of channel partners and growers across the U.S.

Rick Chamblee
BASF Corporation
26 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27609
United States
Office Phone: 919.547.2638
Home Phone: 9195472638
Mobile Phone: 9195472638
E-mail Address: rick.chamblee@basf.com
Services: BASF is a leading international manufacturer of agricultural chemicals, designed to enhance crop production. BASF, the world\'s largest chemical company, has been serving world agriculture for over 100 years.

Margy Eckelkamp
AgPro Magazine
175 Diamond View Drive
Washington, MO 63909
United States
Office Phone: 573.864.2468
E-mail Address: meckelkamp@farmjournal.com
Services: Ag Professional provides agronomic and business management solutions to retailers/distributors, professional farm managers and crop consultants.

Jo Gillilan, Ph.D.
Winfield United
1220 Pommel Court
Springfield, TN 37172
United States
Mobile Phone: 615.707.2530
E-mail Address: jagillilan@landolakes.com
Field: Research
Services: Seed, Crop Protection Products, Micronutrient products, Research and Education.

Mike Harper, BS Purdue Univ. CCA
FMC Corporation
3905 Dublin Avenue
Columbia, MO 65203
United States
Office Phone: 573 999 2978
Fax: 573.445.4347
Home Phone: 573.445.4347
Mobile Phone: 573.999.2978
E-mail Address: michael.harper@fmc.com
Field: Ag Economics
Services: FMC is a U.S. based world leader in crop protection chemicals. As a research-focused, basic manufacturer of insecticides and herbicides, FMC is vitally interested in and actively promotes NAICC. Current registrations include Authority & Spartan brands, Anthem, and Cadet herbicides and Hero and Capture LFR insecticides, Preemptor, Topguard, Rovral, Fracture fungicides.

Bobby Haygood, Ph.D.
Dow AgroSciences
1922 Swynford Lane
Collierville, TN 38017
United States
Office Phone: 901.861.4351
Fax: 800.529.4103
Mobile Phone: 901.223.4460
E-mail Address: bhaygood@dow.com
Services: Dow AgroSciences LLC is a global leader in providing pest management, plant genetics and biotechnology products. From developing and marketing in-plant traits, such as Herculex Mycogen Seeds and Phytogen Seed Company brands, our Plant Genetics and Biotechnology business is focused on delivering solutions that improve crop production and provide new and improved agricultural products.

Aaron Hert, PhD
Helena Chemical Company
7664 Smythe Farm Road
Memphis, TN 38120
United States
Office Phone: 901.752.4436
Fax: 901.758.2817
E-mail Address: hertA@HelenaChemical.com
Field: Plant Pathology
Services: Services: Distributor of crop protection and crop production inputs across the nation and internationally. In addition to supplying crop protectants, fertilizer products and related services, Helena also has an extensive line of Proprietary Products. These include a wide range of products in the following areas: Adjuvants, Nutritionals, Seed Treatments, Bio-Science and Value-Added Generics.

Amy Hughes
Bayer CropScience
2 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States
Office Phone: 919.549.2424
Mobile Phone: 919.316.9514
E-mail Address: amy.hughes1@bayer.com
Services: Bayer CropScience strives to be the global innovation leader, providing sustainable crop solutions from seed to harvest. This is how we live Science for a Better Life...every day.

Rick Kraus
Valent USA Corporation
1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94956
United States
Office Phone: 843.422.8501
E-mail Address: rick.kraus@valent.com
Services: Valent U.S.A. Corporation is a leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America. Valent products help growers produce safe andabundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.

Megan Lybrand
ADAMA
3120 Highwoods Blvd, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27604
United States
Office Phone: 919.256.9328
Mobile Phone: 919.338.3880
E-mail Address: megan.lybrand@adama.com

Jeff Mink
Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
809 Lark Hill Cove
Collierville, TN 38017
United States
Office Phone: 901.850.0675
Fax: 901.487.0941
E-mail Address: jeff.mink@syngenta.com
Services: Syngenta Crop Protection is a basic manufacturer of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Worldwide; Basle Switzerland, U.S., Greensboro, NC, Des Moines, IA, Roseville, CA, and Memphis, TN.

Edward D. Plunkett
Monsanto Company
403 Grove Street
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
United States
Office Phone: 314.694.6565
Fax: 314.694.7228
E-mail Address: edplun@monsanto.com

Doug Ranno
Heliae
578 E Germann Road
Gilbert, AZ 85297
United States
Office Phone: 480.758.5426
Fax: 480.718.8316
E-mail Address: dranno@heliae.com
Services: Heliae is a applied life sciences and technology company focused on researching and developing algae and other cutting edge biological platforms for commercial scale production of useful products for agriculture.

Paul Vaculin
AMVAC Chemical Corporation
482 Halle Park Drive, Suite 102
Collierville, TN 38017
United States
Office Phone: 901.221.8083
Fax: 901.221.8088
Mobile Phone: 901.619.1088
E-mail Address: PaulV@amvac-chemical.com
Services: American Vanguard is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and management, turf and ornamentals management and public and animal health. The company\\\'s basic strategy is to acquand license brand name, niche product lines from larger companies that divest mature products to focus on newly discovered molecules.

Tommy R. Willard, Ph.D.
Syngenta Crop Protection
P.O. Box 18300
Greensboro, NC 27419
United States
Office Phone: 336.632.5931
Fax: 336.632.7645
E-mail Address: Tom.Willard@syngenta.com
Field: Agronomy
Services: Team Lead - Operator and Consumer Safety - Exposure Sciences