David Meyer

Corteva agriscience

Dr. David Meyer is a Fellow at Corteva Agriscience. During his 38-year career he has worked in diverse areas of R&D with a passion to contribute to the optimization of holistic, customized, sustainable cropping systems for large and small holder farmers.

His 27 years of breeding experience includes: applied sorghum and maize breeder, regional maize breeding leader for NA Western Corn belt and global precision phenotyping leader for drought stress.

His applied genomics experience includes leading the global applied molecular marker labs. In partnership with breeding, emerging DNA tools were leveraged to accelerate genetic gain and realized yield for many crops.

In the Predictive Ag function, he led the global field efforts to harness and de-risk emerging digital and precision phenotyping technology.

Currently as a Corteva Agriscience Fellow he is contributing to the re-imagining and bringing to life of novel cropping systems aimed at increasing customer profitability and sustainability.

In addition to his technical roles David has also contributed to food security issues and helping the small holder farmer reach their full potential.  He has led internal food security employee networks in his company and contributed externally in an advisory role with Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, USAID and CGIAR.

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