03 六月 - 05 六月 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Argus Added Value Fertilizers US

Speaker Listing

Daniel Custis
President and CEO, Advanced Biological Marketing 
Daniel (Dan) Custis co-founded ABM in 2000 after 25 years in the agricultural industry. As chief executive officer, Custis oversees all company financial, marketing and sales operations, as well as new product acquisition. Custis’ agricultural expertise is centered in the fungicide, insecticide seed treatment and legume inoculant markets. He has worked for and held variou...
Daniel (Dan) Custis co-founded ABM in 2000 after 25 years in the agricultural industry. As chief executive officer, Custis oversees all company financial, marketing and sales operations, as well as new product acquisition. Custis’ agricultural expertise is centered in the fungicide, insecticide seed treatment and legume inoculant markets. He has worked for and held various positions with national and multi-national companies. Custis received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Eastern Kentucky University and his Master’s in Business with a focus on Small Business Development and Startups from Regent University.
David Kanter
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, New York University
David Kanter is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU and the Vice-Chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative.. His research examines new policy options for addressing nitrogen pollution and the transition to sustainable agriculture. Prior to his current position, David was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. H...
David Kanter is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU and the Vice-Chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative.. His research examines new policy options for addressing nitrogen pollution and the transition to sustainable agriculture. Prior to his current position, David was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He received his BSc in Chemistry and Law from the University of Bristol in the UK and his MA and PhD in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from Princeton University.
Fabián Fernández
Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Minnesota
Dr. Fabián G. Fernández is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Fernández was born and raised in the Pampas region of Argentina. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2006, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in 2002 and 2000, respectively. The research and exten...
Dr. Fabián G. Fernández is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Fernández was born and raised in the Pampas region of Argentina. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2006, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in 2002 and 2000, respectively. The research and extension education programs of Dr. Fernández are focused on soil nutrient management and plant mineral nutrition. His current work at the University of Minnesota concentrates primarily on environmental issues related to nutrient management for corn cropping systems. He seeks to identify and implement nitrogen management practices that are sustainable both in terms of minimizing negative environmental impacts, specifically on water quality, and improving crop yields. Fernández graduated 9 graduate students and currently is advising 3 students. He is an associate editor for Soil Science Society of America Journal, has published more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, co-authored 3 book chapters, over 30 proceedings papers, more than 70 abstracts for scientific conferences, over 130 extension publications and research reports, and hundreds of local, national and international presentations.
James White
Professor of Plant Pathology,  Rutgers University
James F. White is Professor of Plant Biology at Rutgers University where he and students conduct research on beneficial microbes that inhabit plant tissues. Dr. White obtained the Ph.D. in Botany/Mycology from the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. White specializes in the study of endophytic microbes and how they affect plants. Dr. White is the author of more than 200 artic...
James F. White is Professor of Plant Biology at Rutgers University where he and students conduct research on beneficial microbes that inhabit plant tissues. Dr. White obtained the Ph.D. in Botany/Mycology from the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. White specializes in the study of endophytic microbes and how they affect plants. Dr. White is the author of more than 200 articles, and author and editor of reference books on the biology of endophytes, including Biotechnology of Acremonium Endophytes of Grasses (1994), Microbial Endophytes (2000), The Clavicipitalean Fungi (2004), The Fungal Community: Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem (2005, 2017), Defensive Mutualism in Microbial Symbiosis (2009), and Seed Endophytes: Biology and Biotechnology (2019). Dr. White is a fellow of the AAAS, and Associate Editor for journals Fungal Ecology, Symbiosis, Mycoscience, and Scientific Reports, and also serves on the editorial boards of MDPI journals Biology and Microorganisms.
Jane Fife
Chief Scientist, 3Bar Biologics
Jane Fife joined 3Bar Biologics in 2016, where she leads R&D to improve bioformulation and delivery of beneficial microbes for more effective plant growth and biological disease control. 3Bar Biologics is an early stage startup spinout of The Ohio State University dedicated to improving yield and productivity in agriculture. Prior to 3Bar Biologics, Jane managed technolo...
Jane Fife joined 3Bar Biologics in 2016, where she leads R&D to improve bioformulation and delivery of beneficial microbes for more effective plant growth and biological disease control. 3Bar Biologics is an early stage startup spinout of The Ohio State University dedicated to improving yield and productivity in agriculture. Prior to 3Bar Biologics, Jane managed technology development in agribusiness at Battelle Memorial Institute. Jane has a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from The Ohio State University, with research interests in applying innovative technologies for more targeted delivery of agricultural inputs and smarter, more sustainable agricultural production
John D. Bailey
National Product Manager, Timac Agro
Dr. Bailey holds degrees from New Mexico State University, Montana State University and the University of Kentucky. His major field of study was hormonal physiology. He has built his career in a variety of roles, from basic scientist to agronomy sales & consulting, to agricultural product development. He is passionate about the process that takes us from basic research f...
Dr. Bailey holds degrees from New Mexico State University, Montana State University and the University of Kentucky. His major field of study was hormonal physiology. He has built his career in a variety of roles, from basic scientist to agronomy sales & consulting, to agricultural product development. He is passionate about the process that takes us from basic research findings to results in the field. His goal is to empower farmers to keep farming, generation after generation through their adoption of innovative products and practices.
Kraig Westerbeek
Senior Director SFD Renewables & HPD Environmental Affairs, Smithfield
Kraig Westerbeek is senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production environmental affairs for Smithfield Foods. Smithfield Renewables is a platform within the organization that unifies, leads, and accelerates the company's industry-leading carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts. He also leads an advisory committee that evaluates projects and helps direct...
Kraig Westerbeek is senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production environmental affairs for Smithfield Foods. Smithfield Renewables is a platform within the organization that unifies, leads, and accelerates the company's industry-leading carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts. He also leads an advisory committee that evaluates projects and helps direct a company-wide strategy for renewable energy projects across both farms and facilities. Previously, Mr. Westerbeek served as vice president for environment, engineering, and support services for Smithfield Hog Production in Warsaw, N.C. He was responsible for ensuring that the company is compliant with all state and federal environmental rules and regulations, in addition to providing oversight on engineering, feed manufacturing, and transportation activities. Mr. Westerbeek began working for Murphy-Brown, now Smithfield Foods, in 1993 as an environmental technician. He is certified by the Irrigation Association as a spray irrigation designer and is certified by the Natural Resources and Conservation Service as a technical service provider to develop nutrient utilization plans for animal producers. He is also the chairman of the Duplin County Health Board. A native of Clinton, N.C., Mr. Westerbeek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Randy Edwards
Vice President, US Sales, Miller Chemicals
Randy Edwards is the Vice President of US Sales for Miller Chemical and Fertilizer, LLC. His career in agriculture began at birth, being raised on a small family farm in eastern North Carolina. Growing up with a grandfather and a father, both farmers for life, instilled the desire to learn as much about crop production as possible. After graduating from high school, the...
Randy Edwards is the Vice President of US Sales for Miller Chemical and Fertilizer, LLC. His career in agriculture began at birth, being raised on a small family farm in eastern North Carolina. Growing up with a grandfather and a father, both farmers for life, instilled the desire to learn as much about crop production as possible. After graduating from high school, there was never any doubt that he would attend his beloved NCSU and continue his agricultural education, receiving a BS degree in Agronomy in 1982. When time allows, Randy enjoys all outdoor activities, but riding his Harley, hunting and fishing top the list. However on the weekends, you will be more prone to find him out on the soccer field using his knowledge of agricultural to improve the turf or out helping his 85 year old father bale hay on the family farm.
Toby Goodroad
Market Development Director, Yara North America
Toby has spent over 20 years focused on agronomy and agribusiness. He has held a variety of positions in ag retail, farm consulting, precision agriculture, product management and market development. His passion is assessing the needs of agriculture and creating solutions providing sustainability for farmers and retailers.
Toby has spent over 20 years focused on agronomy and agribusiness. He has held a variety of positions in ag retail, farm consulting, precision agriculture, product management and market development. His passion is assessing the needs of agriculture and creating solutions providing sustainability for farmers and retailers.

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