AgriThority® Announces Speakers And Topics For The Sixth Annual Exceed the Seed® Symposium

Kansas City, MO (November 8, 2018) — AgriThority®, an agricultural science consultancy specializing in accelerating new technologies to commercialization in markets around the world, announces the speakers and presentation topics for this year’s Exceed the Seed® Symposium.

Exceed the Seed is the industry’s first opportunity to learn about novel seed-applied technologies with product performance and trial results explained by the scientists responsible for product development. The half-day event will be held on the morning of Dec. 3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL.

The theme for this year’s Symposium is Exploiting Innovation to Enhance Potential. Presentations offer a comprehensive outlook for the emerging trends shaping seed treatment; from soil analysis and bionutrition needs, to advancements in equipment and seed treatment. 2018 Exceed the Seed® Presentations Include:

Innovations in Treater Equipment to Keep Pace with Seed-Applied Technologies Andy Renyer, Owner/CEO, USC, LLC, and Derek Hemphill, Director of Sales and Service for North America Seed, GSI Group, Inc.

The Future of Fertilizer Utilizing Pivot Bio Technology Ernie Sanders, Vice President, Product Development, Pivot Bio

Managing the Soil Microbiome Dr. Ariel Zajdband, Head of Product, Trace Genomics

Indigo Production Model in the Southern Great Plains of 2018 Mike Gusefski, Senior Product Manager, Indigo

Gaining Ground Through the Power of Biology and the Consistency of Chemistry Kevin Hammill, Chief Commercial Officer, Marrone Bio Innovations

Using Microbial Technology as a Complement to Traditional Cropping Methods & Inputs to Enhance Crop Yield Mike McFatrich, Vice President, Business Strategy & Development, NewLeaf Symbiotics

Exceed the Seed consistently receives high praise from participants for hosting quality speakers and diverse content about developing technologies in seed treatment. Attendees also have the opportunity to engage with speakers in Q&A and networking sessions to discover how emerging technologies can advance their customers’ management practices.

The Symposium begins with a networking breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by presentations from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn more and register now at ExceedtheSeed.com.


AgriThority® is an independent agricultural science consultancy consultancy accelerating product development and market access around the world. Founded in 2008, AgriThority has provided consultative development services for companies ranging from new start-up technology ventures to multi-national basic manufacturers. Core competencies are in technology transfer, crop protection, seed and seed technologies, plant and animal health and nutrition, and precision agriculture.