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Leader in Ag Innovation Development Taps Industry Leaders for Strategic Guidance
(Kansas City, Missouri, USA — April 12, 2022) AgriThority®, an agricultural product development company, announces new members of its Board of Advisors composed of globally respected leaders in the agriculture industry. As a specialist in accelerating innovative technologies to commercialization around the world, AgriThority continues to evolve services with the independent counsel of its advisors.
“Our AgriThority global business model delivers comprehensive product development services,” said AgriThority Founder and CEO Jerry Duff. “We capitalize on our scientific expertise to aid in business analysis, product positioning through precise field trial execution and market access for commercialization. To enhance our capabilities, we have sought outside seasoned and objective input to optimize operations and continue our leading position in our industry. Our Advisory Board members represent different disciplines to complement our strengths, while providing broad management and business development knowledge. We are fortunate and honored to welcome these esteemed industry leaders to our team.”
Percy is the inaugural Executive Director of the Plant Sciences Initiative (PSI) at North Carolina State University. The PSI aims to exploit inter-disciplinary science and technology through public-private partnerships to advance plant sciences to the benefit of growers, consumers, and other food chain stakeholders.
He also is a Venture Partner at Finistere Ventures LLC, a technology and life sciences venture capital investor, focused on transforming the food value chain. Percy serves on the board of directors of BioLumic, FA Bio, HiFidelity Genetics and Evogene. He is a member of the science and technology boards of Oerth Bio, Harpe Bio Terramera, Biotalys and Rothamsted Research and hosts the AgTech360 podcast on behalf of NC State’s Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science in Agriculture (CERSA).
Prior to joining NC State, Percy served as the Chief Technology Officer of UPL Ltd, a major crop protection company that is a leader in global food systems. Prior, he was the Head of Research and Development for the Crop Science division of Bayer and part of their executive committee. In that role, he had responsibility for internal and open innovation activities in the areas of crop protection chemistry and biologicals, as well as seeds and traits. During his 25-year tenure at Bayer and its legacy companies, he also held numerous positions in agricultural research and development in France, Germany, and the U.S.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Percy earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, as well as a master’s degree in toxicology and a doctorate in biochemistry at the University of Birmingham. He now resides in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, USA, with his wife and two children.
Other Board of Advisors members include:
Founded in 2008 and with roots dating back to 1985, AgriThority moves agricultural innovations to market. Our seasoned, scientific global network serves as an independent and collaborative resource devoted to accelerating product, business, and market development. We help overcome regulatory challenges, manage product development process, and establish connections for market access. Learn more at https://www.AgriThority.com/.