Expert Spotlight: George Fountas

In our Expert Spotlight series, we focus on our AgriThority® talent and the work they do. In their own words, you’ll learn about their global travels, and the crops, technologies and innovations they research.

Headshot of George FountasGrowing up in rural Iowa, I had friends who lived on farms and their lives fascinated me. Iowa State University and my first job at Becker Underwood immersed me in the world of agriculture and agronomy.

My early experiences exposed me to the intricacies of the industry, provided a foundation of knowledge in the field and sparked a passion for agriculture that I still carry with me to this day. These experiences also introduced me to the regulatory aspect of agriculture and drove me to learn more about navigating the complex regulatory landscapes.

Agriculture is the foundation of everything in our society. Our existence depends on the fundamental principles of hard work, dedication and perseverance to the land on which we live. I’m dedicated to working within these principles to find new solutions to sustain our global agricultural economy, particularly within novel biological products.

Fostering relationships of agricultural innovators with regulatory bodies and government officials will strengthen our global agricultural economy and further the expansion of biologicals, biostimulants and biopesticides. I believe that “it’s all connected,” and this insight fuels my passion to help AgriThority® clients navigate the regulatory landscape as they move their products toward commercialization.

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.