2016 Exceed the Seed Agenda

December 6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel – Chicago
Crystal Ballroom A
7 am – 12:30 pm
Moderated by Dr. Marco Toapanta, Director – Science & Technology, AgriThority

7:00 am: Breakfast & Networking


8:00 am: Welcome & Introductions

Jerry Duff, President, AgriThority

Load the Seed

Innovating in Seed Treatment – Requirements and Future Trends in the Industry

Ioana Tudor, Global Head Seedcare at Syngenta

Stimulate the Seed

New Breeding Technology Breaks the Genetic Diversity Barrier

Richard Greubel, CEO and Kevin Cook, CTO, Kaiima

Leads of Natural Origin for Novel Resistance to Pathogens

Tom Snipes, CEO, Plant Response

Smartfield™ FIT System: Applications for Crop Monitoring and High-Throughput Phenotyping

Mario A. Carrillo, PhD, VP of Agronomic Services, SmartField

Biologicals as Part of an Integrated Seed Treatment Platform

Brent Craig, North America Product Management Lead for Seed Applied Solutions, Monsanto BioAg

Protect the Seed

Cystine Knot Peptides: A Rich Source of Traits for the Protection of Plants

Robert M. Kennedy, PhD, CSO, Vestaron

Effective Biologicals and Traits from the Plant Microbiome

Natarajan Balachander, Director of Business Development, AgBiome

Panel Discussion

Challenges to Commercializing New Seed Technologies

Moderator: Brendan Johnson, Partner at Bryan Cave LLP

Summary and Adjourn

Dr. Marco Toapanta, AgriThority