Expert Spotlight: Vlad da Costa

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.

Expert Spotlight: Vlad da Costa

One for the peace and quiet of the countryside, I grew up in Recife, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. I got involved in agriculture in my teenage years, and it stuck. This led me to pursue my bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Federal Rural University of Pernambuco Brazil. I was a relentless learner and moved to the States to pursue my master’s degree from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, both in the field of agronomy.  

Now, I’ve made a career of agronomy and product development. 

My 13-plus year background in agronomy and crop physiology has given me deep scientific knowledge and experience in applied agronomy and large-scale, field/greenhouse research in the U.S. and Latin America. Those experiences addressed important issues impacting main crops for the seed and ag chemical industries. 

My tendency toward overachievement, thirst for accomplishments and the strong desire to be my best version in my career led me to AgriThority. A headhunter found me in the exact moment I was considering transitioning back to the Midwest while working for Wilbur-Ellis in California. As a Product Development Manager for the past two years, I customize research and development programs that fit AgriThority® client needs. 

One of my gifts is the ability to work with a wide range of personalities which many credit to my approachability, work-ethic and expertise. As soon as I came on board, I was given a client with high expectations, and for me, it’s not enough to meet expectations for our clients. I want to exceed expectations for the clients I work with. 

Forward-thinking agriculture experts with deep scientific experience are the core of AgriThority®. As an independent global science consultancy, we focus on exploring potential, expanding market access and evolving production for greater food security and sustainability. When your Research is ready for Development, turn to AgriThority for scientific businessmarket and product expertise.