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eturn to table of contents THE AGRONOMY SCIENCES TEAM The DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Sciences group supports and coordinates the efforts of agronomy field teams around the globe in order to provide DuPont Pioneer customers with the best possible management insights to help maximize productivity on their farms. Members of the Agronomy Sciences team bring together expertise on a wide range of agronomic specialties and experience in industry, academia, and agricultural production. The current agronomy support and research structure at Pioneer can be traced back to the creation of the Technical Services Department at Pioneer in 1962. Initially consisting of five agronomists, the Technical Services team conducted winter corn production meetings that attracted thousands of farmers and provided customers with Pioneer Corn Services Bulletins, a major source of information about growing corn. In 1986, the Agronomy Services Support Department was created to provide information and crop management research support to the expanding team of Pioneer agronomists. This department continued to evolve into what is today called the Agronomy Sciences group. Many things have changed over the past 30 years, but the core mission of this group has remained the same. Pioneer has product agronomists who work on IMPACT plot testing and provide product knowledge positioning insights and training to DuPont Pioneer account managers, Pioneer sales professionals and dealers, as well as DuPont Pioneer field agronomists who lead agronomy training efforts and onfarm Pioneer ® GrowingPoint ® Agronomy trials. The Agronomy Sciences team helps coordinate these trials and leads efforts to develop and archive agronomy information resources in the online Agronomy Library and the Pioneer ® GrowingPoint agronomy app. Ana Alves, Ph.D. Global Trait & Product Planning Manager - Latin America Paul Carter, Ph.D. Senior Agronomy Sciences Manager Sandy Endicott, M.S, CPAg Senior Agronomy Manager - International Ana earned her B.S. in ag engineering from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She worked for two years in the DuPont Crop Protection organization in Brazil and then moved to the United States to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Ana joined DuPont Pioneer in 2008 as a Research Scientist in the Ag Biotech research group, leading research efforts related to Insect Resistance Management science. In that role, she directed research to support registration of the Pioneer ® brand Optimum ® AcreMax ® family of products, as well as research to support commercial traits in Brazil. Ana currently serves as the Product Strategy Manager for Latin America. Paul earned his B.S. degree at North Dakota State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota and was Extension Agronomist and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining DuPont Pioneer. His research experience includes impacts of frost and wind damage on crop recovery, seeding practices, crop rotations, and tillage systems. Paul is a Fellow in both the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America and received the Agronomic Industry Award from the American Society of Agronomy. Sandy holds B.S. and M.S. Degrees from The Ohio State University in agronomy and weed science. Sandy started with Pioneer in 1989 as a Field Sales Agronomist in NW Ohio and NE Indiana working with nearly 120 Pioneer sales representatives. In 2004, she joined the Pioneer research team in Hawaii where her role was to manage the agronomy programs for the winter nursery at the Waimea research center and the double haploid program at Kunia. In February 2008, Sandy joined the International Agronomy Team and has traveled to Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada, China, India, Russia, Ukraine, and Latin America learning about farming, corn production and supporting the local agronomy teams. Eric is a native of Wisconsin and obtained his B.S degree in Soils and Crop Science from University of Wisconsin – Platteville and is currently pursuing his M.S degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University. He provided nutrient/manure management and precision agriculture services to growers in Wisconsin before joining DuPont Pioneer in 2009. He has held various roles at DuPont Pioneer in corn research and Encirca℠ Services before joining the Agronomy Science team. Eric Galdi Crop Data & Decision Support Scientist 4

eturn to table of contents Mark Jeschke, Ph.D. Agronomy Information Manager Mark earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ph.D. in Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Mark joined Pioneer in 2007 and currently serves as Agronomy Information Manager. His primary role is development and delivery of useful and timely agronomy information based on DuPont Pioneer and university agronomy research. Mark authors and edits many of the agronomy resources available in the DuPont Pioneer agronomy library and through the Pioneer ® GrowingPoint ® agronomy app. Mark is originally from northern Illinois and is actively involved in the family corn and soybean farm near Rock City, Ill. Rick Radliff, M.S. Senior Manager - Agronomy Sciences Rick Radliff oversees the Agronomy Sciences Team whose geography includes the U.S., Canada and the globe. His team is responsible for support of Encirca℠ Services, coordination of over 150 DuPont Pioneer agronomists who implement more than 10,000 Pioneer ® GrowingPoint ® agronomy on-farm trials yearly and his team publishes the results to help growers drive greater productivity. Rick’s team also works closely with many universities to collaborate on research to provide grower with cutting-edge crop management advice. Prior to joining Pioneer in 1999 he worked in Technical Services in the crop protection industry. Rick received his B.S. in Plant and Soil Science and M.S. in Weed Science from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Jeff Mathesius, M.S., MBA Agronomy Research Manager Jeff is a native of Illinois and obtained his B.S. degree in Agronomy from Illinois State University, M.S. degree in Soil Fertility from the University of Illinois, and MBA from Iowa State University. He started with DuPont Pioneer in 2001 and has had various roles including Small Plot Research, Six Sigma Black Belt, Agronomy Sciences, and Field Agronomist. Jeff is currently the DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Manager covering the western U.S. Kirk Reese, M.S. Agronomy Research Manager Kirk has been with DuPont Pioneer for 23 years in various capacities including Research Agronomist, Technical Information Manager and Technical Services Manager where he led research, product and agronomy teams from Illinois to the East Coast. Kirk also served as an Account Manager from 2007-2009 where he managed a sales team in Northeast Ohio and is currently an Agronomy Research Manager where he is focused on crop management and product research for the Eastern U.S. Before joining Pioneer, Kirk was with OSU Cooperative Extension from 1988-1993. He holds an M.S. in Weed Science and a B.S. in Agronomy, both from The Ohio State University. Luke Northway Senior Analyst Luke double majored in Management Information Systems and Agricultural Business at Iowa State University and is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Iowa. He started with DuPont Pioneer in 2007 as a support person for FIS and Pioneer ® FIT Mapping System. He now works on the Agronomy Sciences team as Product Owner of Performance Explorer, Trials Planning, and mobile Trials Data Entry. April Battani Graphics Specialist April earned both a B.A. in Graphic Design, and a B.A. in Creative Advertising from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She started with DuPont Pioneer in 2012 as a Publishing Assistant for Agronomy Sciences. She currently works as a Graphics Specialist for both the Agronomy Sciences and Sales Training and Development teams. Her role includes the design, publication and project management of web-based and printed materials, including the Agronomy Sciences Research Summary books produced annually. In addition, April provides individually tailored illustrations and charts for internal sales, marketing and research clients. Dan Poston, Ph.D. Agronomy Research Manager Dan holds a B.S. and M.S. from Clemson University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Dr. Poston grew up in the coastal plains of South Carolina. Most of his professional career has been spent as a soybean agronomist and weed scientist with Mississippi State University at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Mississippi. Dr. Poston joined DuPont Pioneer in 2008 as an Area Agronomist and transitioned to the Agronomy Research Manager role in 2010 supporting 13 southeastern states. 2016 AGRONOMY SCIENCES INTERNS Nanticha Lutt - University of California, Berkeley Major: Genetics and Plant Biology Marissah Schulte - Iowa State University Double Major: Agronomy and Seed Science Lauren Schwarck - Iowa State University Double Major: Agronomy and Seed Science 5

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