Agronomic Advisory Council Created by ATC

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Agribusiness, Data

gI_61039_Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 2.00.58 PMA newly formed Agronomic Advisory Council has been created by the Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC).  This new council will focus on creating profitably and sustainability through the use of big data and science-driven technologies.

ATC’s team of data scientists, agronomists and technologists are thrilled to collaborate with these distinguished agriculture innovators:

  • Dr. Jim Budzynski: Managing Principal of MacroGain Partners, former principal at BrightPath Capital, and well known strategic advisor to the agribusiness sector.
  • Bruce Knight: Founder at Strategic Conservation Solutions, former Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory programs at USDA and former Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
  • Ed Schafer: Interim University of North Dakota President, twice elected Governor of North Dakota, and former United States Secretary of Agriculture.
  • Rick Tolman: Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and executive at the U.S. Grains Council.

The ATC is best known for its Adapt-N nitrogen management software, the leading independent nitrogen management solution. Currently they are working with various partners such as Walmart’s sustainability initiative, land management companies, crop input suppliers, and agricultural software systems.

“When putting together our Ag Advisory Council we sought innovators with a track record of large scale success through operations, technology and policy,” said Steve Sibulkin, CEO of Agronomic Technology Corp. “The council’s initial focus is on nitrogen management, which is at the nexus of food security, environmental sustainability and farm industry health. We’re delighted that this esteemed group is available to help us navigate our path in in that area, and as we expand decision support tools into additional crops, seed and geographic markets.”

“Society’s growing concerns about nutrient management issues, and particularly the impact on water quality, will require changes in the way farmers operate and their accountabilities,” said Tolman. “Adapt-N is an ideal product to help address this and help farmers not only be more effective and efficient with their nutrient management, but also to address societal demands. Agronomic Technology Corp is one of a handful of exciting new, young disruptive companies that will change part of the landscape of US production agriculture.”