Seed World

Peter Lynch Joins AgReliant Genetics as VP of Research

AgReliant Genetics names Peter Lynch as vice president of research. Lynch has more than three decades of seed industry experience and will be responsible for the company’s corn research and development strategy.

“Peter shares our company’s vision of providing innovative seed solutions that help farmers grow,” says Mark Herrmann, president and CEO. “His expertise and leadership will be a great asset to our organization, which manages one of the top five corn research programs in North America.”

Lynch will direct research activities including corn research, product development, the molecular marker lab, Puerto Rican operations, genetic conversion and biotechnology strategies.

“Genetic gain is at the heart of plant breeding,” Lynch says. “It means that the products we offer our customers in the future are better than those from the past. AgReliant Genetics has an excellent team of dedicated researchers and a portfolio of elite germplasm, ensuring that we will deliver on the commitment of genetic gain and better products.

“I am humbled to lead such an outstanding research team and am very excited to grow our product performance to a new level. We do this to ensure our farmer customers and their businesses flourish.”

Lynch earned a bachelor’s in agronomy from the University of Minnesota and master’s and doctorate from Iowa State University. He has spent his career focusing on corn research, both as a field breeder and a leader of breeding regions in the United States.