Dustin Dean, Director of Beef Operations and Beef Product Development, Sexing Technologies
Paul Defoor, Ph.D., Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer / Board Member, Cactus Feeders, Inc.
Jeffrey DeFrain, Research Nutritionist, Zinpro Corporation
Patrick Delaney, Communications Director, American Soybean Association
Joel DeRouchey, Extension Specialist, Kansas State University
Emiliano Escobedo, Executive Director, Hass Avocado Board
Lee Fiocchi, President, Lee Rain Inc. & Earthtec Solutions
Dr. Kyle Freeman, Manager of New Product Development, The Mosaic Company
Andy Holt, Tennessee House District 76 Representative, Holt Family Farms and A & E Livestock
Joseph Kelsay, Partner and Senior Manager BioTech Affairs, Kelsay Farms and Dow AgroSciences
Ty Lawrence, Ph.D., Associate Professor, West Texas A&M University
Dr. Mark Lyons, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Alltech
Lillian Magidow, Technical Lead, WinField
Matt Mandel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, SunFed Partner
Emily Meredith, Director of Communications, Animal Agriculture Alliance
Luke Minion, DVM, CEO/President, Pipestone Holdings, LLC
Devon Nixon, CEO, SoilTap China
Haley Oliver, Assistant Professor of Food Science, Purdue University College of Agriculture
Adam Putnam, Commissioner of Agriculture, State of Florida
Dr. Matt Ritter, Advisor, EKS, Swine Value-Added Services, Elanco Animal Health
Charles Rohla, Assistant Professor, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Dwain Rule, Biology Team Leader, Dow AgroSciences
Katie Stagliano, Chief Gardner, Katie's Krops
Daryl Starr, Founder & CEO, Advanced Ag Solutions
Solito Sumulong, Formulations Chemist, WinField
Chad Vorthmann, Executive Vice President, Colorado Farm Bureau
Matt Waits, CEO, SST Software
Carissa Westrick, Director of Business Development, Vale Wood Farms, Loretto, Pa.
Dr. Dale Woerner, Assistant Professor, Center for Meat Safety & Quality, Colorado State University
Alexandra Wright, Agronomy Research Manager, Carolina Eastern-Vail, Inc.
More information about the 40 finalists will be announced in the November print and web publications of Drovers CattleNetwork, The Packer, Dairy Herd Management, Produce Retailer, PorkNetwork, Ag Professional, Bovine Veterinarian, Citrus and Vegetable, ProduceOps, as well as the websites Red Book Credit Services, Doane Advisory Services, and Greenbook Data Solutions.
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