TerraMax Announces New Board Member Michael J. Sadowsky, PhD, MS

Bloomington, MN (November 15, 2018) - TerraMax, a leading researcher and manufacturer of microbial bio-stimulants, is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Sadowsky has joined its 2019 Board of Directors.

Dr. Sadowsky is currently the Director of the BioTechnology Institute and a Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate at the University of Minnesota.

Prior to his work at the University of Minnesota in 1989, Dr. Sadowsky worked as a microbiologist in the private and public sectors. In addition to his current position as the head of the BioTechnology Institute, he was Co-Director of the Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute from 2006-2009, also at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sadowsky was named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in 2004.

Dr. Sadowsky’s current research includes understanding the molecular bases for symbiotic plant-microbe interactions and soil survival of rhizobia, the use of DNA technologies to determine sources of fecal pollutants in the environment, and the biochemistry, genetics, and genomics of micro-organizations degrading pesticides.

He is a renowned speaker and the author of more than 350 articles, and is currently Editor-in-Chief for Microbiology Spectrum ASM’s newest journal. Dr. Sadowsky holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Hawaii and an MS in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He completed his Bachelor of Science with a major in bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“We are honored to have Mike Sadowsky join the TerraMax Board. His work in microbial and plant genomic research, and his extensive career in soil microbiology will be an asset to our organization,” said Doug Kremer, CEO and founder of TerraMax.


Through scientifically developed technologies backed by years of research, TerraMax creates and produces innovative natural products that enhance productivity and benefit producers, consumers and the environment. Based chiefly on powerful nitrogen fixing bacteria, TerraMax's family of microbial bio-stimulants are applied to seeds, crops, lawns and turf to naturally promote plant growth by capturing nitrogen. Founded in 1998, TerraMax was the first in the industry to develop a formulation that keeps Azospirillum viable and stable, improving yields and production for farmers across the United States and around the world.

For more information, visit TerraMaxAg.com.