Kansas City, MO (May 22, 2024) - AgriThority® builds deeper agronomic and technology expertise with the addition of Luke Samuel, Ph.D., as Manager, Development Services. Samuel, based in the Kansas City, MO headquarters, continues to pursue his passion for technologies, including seed, traits, chemistry and biological products to advance crop production.

Samuel originally joined AgriThority in 2019 and brought expertise in technology development, agronomy and product development leadership to the technology transfer role. He is now taking an active role in servicing client needs and filling gaps for innovators, investors or companies seeking innovations that perform.

“We’re pleased to welcome Luke back into our global team of experts,” said Jerry Duff, Founder and President of AgriThority. “Luke’s development expertise and dedication to pursue superior execution throughout the stage-gate process will be an invaluable asset to our clients.”

For more than 15 years, Samuel has led local to global product development, strategic business and knowledge transfer efforts of new and existing products within The Climate Corporation, Monsanto Company, Compass Minerals and Farmer's Business Network, Inc. He has spent his career developing and commercializing new technologies to improve company and farmer success. Intensely curious about nature and natural systems, Samuel studied natural resource management and weed management at North Dakota State University while earning his Ph.D.

About AgriThority

Founded in 2008 and with roots dating back to 1985, AgriThority moves agricultural innovations to market. Our seasoned, strategic and scientific global network serves as an independent and collaborative resource devoted to development of products, business, and markets. We help overcome regulatory challenges, manage product development process, and establish connections for market access. Learn more at https://www.AgriThority.com/.