WESTFIELD, Ind., – July 11, 2017
AgReliant Genetics, the third largest corn seed company in North America, is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Lynch has joined the team as Vice President of Research. Peter has more than three decades of seed industry experience and will be responsible for the company’s corn research and development strategy.
“Peter shares our company’s vision of providing innovative seed solutions that help farmers grow,” said Mark Herrmann, President & CEO. “His expertise and leadership will be a great asset to our organization which manages one of the top five corn research programs in North America.”
Peter will direct research activities including corn research, product development, the molecular marker lab, Puerto Rican operations, genetic conversion and biotechnology strategies.
“Genetic gain is at the heart of plant breeding,” said Peter. “It means that the products we offer our customers in the future are better than those from the past. AgReliant Genetics has an excellent team of dedicated researchers and a portfolio of elite germplasm, ensuring that we will deliver on the commitment of genetic gain and better products. I am humbled to lead such an outstanding research team and am very excited to grow our product performance to a new level. We do this to ensure our farmer customers and their businesses flourish.”
Peter has a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University. He has spent his career focusing on corn research; both as a field breeder and a leader of breeding regions in the U.S.