Indigo recently announced the appointment of three new senior executive leaders reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer and Director David Perry. Indigo also announced the appointment of John Gehring, former Chief Financial Officer of Conagra Brands, to its Board of Directors. New team members bring deep and diverse experience, and strengthen the organization capabilities in agriculture, technology, and food.
New members to the Executive Committee
The three seasoned leaders that have joined Indigo's Executive Committee include:
- Paul T. Dacier as General Counsel
- Ponsi Trivisvavet as Chief Operating Officer
- Gerard Keating as Chief Technology Officer

New Director
In addition to the executive team new members, John Gehring has joined the company as Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Gehring most recently served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lamb Weston Holdings, a nearly $3 billion spin-off of Conagra Brands, Inc. Prior to that, he served as (CFO) of Conagra Brands since 2009.  Conagra Brands is an $8 billion company whose best-known brands include Healthy Choice, Hunt's, Slim Jim, Alexia, Blake's, Frontera, Bertolli, P.F. Chang's, and Marie Callender's.
Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company utilizes beneficial microbes residing within plant tissues to optimize crop health and improve productivity. Indigo is partnering with twelve research institutions and has tested beneficial microbes on more than ten different crops across three continents in six growing seasons, with trials consistently showing significant yield increases under target stress conditions. The company intends to consider a wide range of stresses, including environmental and biotic stresses. The company's first two commercial products are Indigo™ Cotton and Indigo™ Wheat, both of which improve water use efficiency. Indigo is planning to launch products derived from the plant microbiome in several other crops in 2017. To date, Indigo has closed $156 million in funding. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN.  Indigo was founded by VentureLabs, the innovation foundry of Flagship Pioneering, a firm that conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies. 

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Have a China Field Visit, to Explore the Opportunity of Chinese Agchem Market !

In 2015, the Chinese government put forward the Pesticide & Fertilizer-use Zero Growth program, for which a series of supportive policies were released. The program set a new requirement for the supply of environment-friendly products and the provision of advanced agricultural technology for application towards crop protection and crop nutrition services. It will also have a profound effect on the Chinese agrochemical market structure in the future.

At the request of some of our readers, AgroPages is planning to organize a China field visit for enterprises interested in the Chinese agrochemical market. Enterprises, including but not limited to green crop protection product vendors, agrotechnical service providers and precision agriculture-oriented enterprises can participate in the field visit. 
We will arrange meetings with Chinese agrotechnical promotion agencies and prime distributors, as well as organize interviews with farmers and major growers, so that enterprises can understand the needs of the market and explore the available business opportunities. China is vast, with diversified structure of cultivation. To better fulfill your expectations from the Chinese market, you are kindly requested to take part in the following survey to enable us to schedule this business trip to your satisfaction.
  1. 1. Would you consider attending such an investigation group?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Won't attend now, but will attend next year
  2. 2. What would you like to know about the Chinese agrichemical industry during this visit?
    • Agri-inputs Supply Position
    • Crop Plantation
    • Pesticides and Fertilizers Registration
    • Distribution
    • Partner Selection
    • Policy and Regulation
    • Other(Please specify)
  3. 3. Which company/organization would you like to visit or hold a meeting with during this visit?
    • Agriculture Technology and Popularization Center
    • Agri-inputs manufacturer
    • Agri-inputs distributor
    • Large-scale grower
    • Pesticide and Fertilizer Registration Department/Agent
    • Other(Please specify)
  4. 4. When would be the most convenient time for you to attend the investigation group?
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • November
    • Other(Please specify)
  5. 5. Briefly introduce your company and business?
  6. 6. Please leave your contact information, if you are interested in more details about the visit.
    Your Name: