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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Jeff Rosichan

Jeff Rosichan
Director, Crops of the Future Collaborative
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)


Dr. Jeff Rosichan joined FFAR in January 2018 as the inaugural Director of the Crops of the Future Collaborative.  Jeff brings 30 years of agriculture industry experience as a senior R&D executive with significant management, scouting and early stage milestone development expertise.  In his role at Dow AgroSciences as External Technology Leader for Oilseed Crops (Soybean, Canola and Sunflower), Cereals (Wheat, Rice, and Forage) and Output Traits (specialty oils, dietary fiber, animal productivity), he was focused on technology exploration, assessment and developing strategic alliances for these crops.  He previously served as Global Head of Technology Scouting for Novartis Agribusiness and as Research Leader for all oilseeds projects at Renessen LLC, a joint venture between Monsanto and Cargill.

Dr. Rosichan earned his doctorate in Genetics and Cell Biology at Washington State University and did postgraduate work at U.C. Davis.  Jeff enjoys travel and spending time with his children and their families.