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Jay Vroom Joins Biome Makers in New Advisor Role

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Biome Makers announced the addition of Jay Vroom as an advisor. Biome Makers has brought BeCrop technology to the market, making it the world’s largest database of taxonomic references of microorganisms. Biome Makers aims to optimize crop yields by integrating soil microbiology into farming practices.

“I’m honored to join Biome Makers in a new business advisory role. The great science and practical application that the firm is providing to farmers and so many others who serve farmers is a perfect intersection with my experience and forward-looking interests. We are at a time when, building on the vast innovation in farming and food science in the last 100 years, the next decades will literally explode with new invention,” states Vroom. “Biome Makers brings the real expertise to make sense of it all, and provide the milestones farmers need to know what’s working and why.  And we can clear the path for much more innovation to come.”

Jay Vroom has devoted his career to advocating for and advising modern agricultural businesses and organizations. Raised on an Illinois farm, he still owns and helps operate that land and feels a lifelong allegiance to U.S. farming. His professional career spans nearly five decades and has focused on the agricultural inputs and grain merchandising sectors. His professional expertise focuses on food and ag public policy and communications outreach. For most of his career, Jay has worked in and around Washington, DC, where he continues to operate today.

After working for four distinct U.S. ag trade associations, the last 30 years of which he served as CEO of CropLife America, Jay began a “second career” in 2018. He’s now working for various clients spanning communications, marketing, and regulatory business interests for major multinational firms to small, venture capital-supported start-up tech companies and several associations and coalitions.   

“We are excited to have Jay Vroom on board as an advisor,” states Adrian Ferrero, co-founder, and CEO at Biome Makers. “Jay brings a wealth of experience and expertise in agribusiness, and his insights will be an asset to our team as we work to achieve our goals and serve the agri-food ecosystem. We are confident that his knowledge and guidance will be invaluable as we continue to grow and evolve.” adds Ferrero.