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What Will it Take for Us to “Go Green?” Watch This Week’s Seed Speaks Now

From GMOs to pesticides to new breeding technology, ag is under the microscope. Will withholding scientific options like these technologies keep ag in the dark ages? What will it take for ag – farmers and industry – to enter a new era of sustainability?

This week on Seed Speaks Ashley Robinson, editor of Alberta Seed Guide, is joined by Luis Ribera, professor and director for North American studies at Texas A&M University; Nick Reinke, soil health services lead at Truterra; and Wendy Srnic, vice president of seed research and development for Corteva Agriscience. Together, they will take a closer look at sustainability in agriculture.

Learn a little more about the speakers:

  • Luis Ribera is professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Ribera is the director of the Center for North American Studies and also serves as the program director for International Projects with the Agricultural and Food Policy Center. His research areas are international trade, transportation, economic impacts, risk analysis and simulation
  • Nick Reinke is the senior manager of strategy and market development at Truterra, which has him working closely with internal and external partners to develop ways to drive greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts in agriculture in line with the latest GHG reporting and market standards.  Before his tenure with Truterra, Reinke spent 10 years working with farmers and agribusinesses in agriculture banking and crop insurance. Reinke also comes from a family farm background, where he still helps out during the busy season, in Lisbon, N.D.
  • Wendy Srnic is the research and develop seeds leader for Corteva Agriscience.  She serves as the R&D seeds business partner to the business platform and commercial teams to drive an aligned R&D strategy and investment. Srnic joined DuPont Pioneer in 2007 as a research scientist in maize product development in Cremona, Italy, following five years of agricultural biotechnology research in the United Kingdom and Italy. Since then, she has served in various positions within breeding, trait development, trait integration, and crop protection research.