Although I wasn’t born into agriculture, it found me. A good college friend has a fourth-generation farm just north of Saint Louis, and I visited frequently throughout college. I peppered him with thousands of questions every time we took a trip and was always eager to learn about how the farm operates, how commodities were priced, equipment, technology and the products he applied to his crops.
I began to be intrigued with agriculture as a career in college during a few natural resources classes. My first class was mainly oriented around turf grass and field management, but my higher-level course touched on fertilizers and herbicides and the impact of these products on certain crops throughout the U.S. Although, I didn’t continue down that path and instead went into logistics, I found myself wanting to pivot into agriculture. After my two girls were born, I started to take more notice of food production, and I realized I still had the ag itch.
After nine years in logistics working with a third-party provider in Kansas City, I learned regulations, compliance, working with federal agencies, importing/exporting goods, and how to manage and lead people. Fortunately, AgriThority® had an open position for a regulatory and logistics specialist, which was a great segway from my experience thus far into agriculture. In this position, I use my knowledge of transportation and regulations to service our clients and manage their product importation.
I’m looking forward to using my experience in logistics and importation to benefit both our clients and their products, as well as helping AgriThority further improve educational tools for this fast-moving, innovative industry.
When your new innovation is ready for development, turn to AgriThority® for the scientific business, market and product expertise that can make the difference between a great idea and a breakthrough. Our global footprint, combined with our deep understanding of market and producer dynamics, helps you leap hurdles to move your innovation from the laboratory to market.