AgriThority® has a central role in advancing sustainable production of food, feed, fiber and biofuels, protecting the ecosystem and helping to ensure food security in the future. Through AgriConnect,™ we are leading educational and interactive agricultural expeditions for first-hand connections with grassroots agriculture, industry experts and supply chain companies driving innovation to advance sustainable and cost-effective production practices. Gain a solid understanding of agriculture and food industries through customized excursions.

More Than a Farm Tour

AgriConnect is an advanced B2B service combining networking and education to create a memorable experience. Trips follow a focused theme, so each component of the trip provides valuable information to participants. AgriThority maintains connections with leaders and influencers in all aspects of agriculture, from research and commercialization to market trends and policies, throughout the world, so the program is effective in building your business development and industry knowledge on location in the market of your choosing.

AgriConnect encourages broader adoption of technologies to achieve higher production levels and more responsible use of inputs in sustainable programs. Presentations and demonstrations from the farm gate to stakeholder channels to the dinner table provide a comprehensive understanding of the industry and reveal insights to increase yields and produce higher quality commodities.

Enhance Your Experience Through Personal Interactions

On-site meetings introduce you to advanced production systems, technologies and management practices. See emerging technologies in action as they are applied by innovating companies to improve efficiency and sustainability. Group discussions, facility tours and Q&A sessions with speakers encourage participants to build relationships with industry leaders and influencers, and to attain information with real-world applications. Group discussions review daily highlights and allow participants to ask AgriThority specialists how newly acquired information can be adopted in their own operations or supply chain.

AgriConnect programs are multi-day tours scheduled around active industry schedules, so information and demonstrations are presented in relevant conditions. Networking sessions at prominent conferences and events connect you with experts who are most involved in the industry. AgriConnect is a turn-key program organized to meet the needs of your group in any geography.

Jerry Duff, President & CEO

Since forming TDC International in 1985 and AgriThority in 2008, Jerry Duff has led agricultural companies in the development and registration of breakthrough technologies around the world. His lifelong career in agriculture began on family farms in Missouri and in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Duff has worked in global agriculture for more than 35 years and improves the industry through evolution of emerging technologies and efficient production methods.


Dave Guthrie, Agronomist

Dave Guthrie, PhD has more than 35 years of agricultural experience and is well-versed in agronomic research and product development. Early in his career, Guthrie was with the Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, where he was the State Specialist for Cotton. His experience also includes positions with Stoneville Pedigree Seed Company, Monsanto, Bayer CropScience and the National Cotton Council. He was awarded the Man of the Year in Service to North Carolina Agriculture by Progressive Farmer in 1992.

Richard Shaw, Research Logistics & Operations Manager

Shaw has worked in agriculture for more than 40 years. An entomologist by training, he was most recently Global Fiber Development Manager, Cotton Team, at Bayer CropScience, where he operated in the textile and apparel market globally with branded upland cotton fiber. Shaw has managed technical support across broad-acre crops, vegetables, trees and vines, and specialty crops, including sugarcane and rice.