Agricen Sciences Announces Hiring of Maud Hinchee as Chief Science Officer

  Agricen Sciences Announces Hiring of Maud Hinchee as Chief Science Officer

  Monsanto and ArborGen Veteran Will Lead Development Activities Focused on
            Sustainable and Efficient Plant Nutrition Technologies

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PILOT POINT, Texas -- March 5, 2013

Agricen Sciences, an applied sciences research company leading the development
of novel microbial and biochemical solutions for plant nutrition and health,
announced today the hiring of Maud Hinchee, PhD, as Chief Science Officer
(CSO). Dr. Hinchee brings over three decades of experience in plant biology
and biotechnology to Agricen Sciences, with specific expertise in functional
genomics, collaborative research and development and related product
development. In her role as Agricen Sciences CSO, she will lead scientific
development activities focused on elucidating plant-soil interactions that
influence plant nutrition and health and on harnessing those discoveries to
develop effective solutions for increasing nutrient availability and uptake,
improving agricultural sustainability and increasing crop yields.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Maud to the Agricen Sciences team,” said
David Lanciault, president and CEO, Agricen Sciences. “This move signals
Agricen Sciences’ strong commitment to leadership in plant nutrition
technology, building on our programs to bring innovative biological and
biochemical technologies to growers to help meet the demand for increased
sustainability and productivity in agriculture. Maud’s extensive experience,
in both applied sciences and in biotechnology research, will make an
invaluable contribution to our efforts to meet these challenges.”

Prior to joining Agricen Sciences, Dr. Hinchee served for over a decade as CSO
at ArborGen, Inc., leading R&D efforts for genetically improved tree products.
Previously, at Monsanto Company, she led R&D programs aimed at enhancing the
performance of row crops, specialty crops and forestry products. Dr. Hinchee
earned her doctoral degree in botany from the University of California, Davis,
where she was also named to Chancellor’s and Regents’ Fellowships. She has
been an invited speaker at numerous industry and scientific conferences in her
fields of expertise and is a council member of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science.

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About Agricen Sciences

Agricen Sciences is an applied sciences research company leading the
development of novel microbial and biochemical solutions for plant nutrition
and health. The company’s cutting-edge research programs on soil-plant systems
are yielding new insights for crop nutrition, soil science and nutrient
management. By applying this knowledge, Agricen Sciences is developing
innovative solutions to address the sustainability and production challenges
facing modern agriculture. For more information, please visit
www.agricensciences.com.

Contact:

Corinth Group Communications
Russell LaMontagne, 917-744-7957
press@agricensci.com
russell@corinthgroup.com
 
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