ClimateAi Welcomes Seed Industry Veteran John Nelson to the Advisory Board
ClimateAi is excited to announce the addition of John Nelsen to the company’s advisory board. In this role, he will help set the strategic vision, provide product development insights, and aid in streamlining the go to market strategy for ClimateAi’s fastest growing customer segment: seed companies.
Nelsen brings 45+ years of experience in the agriculture domain. Previously, he spent 15 years at RiceTec where he took the company from 0 products to being one of the top rice seed companies in the world. Nelsen served as the CEO of the organization for 10+ years.
Before RiceTec, Nelsen spent over 25 years with Asgrow Seed where he lead the global oilseed business — the soybean business was #1 in every market in which it was sold.
Outside of his core work, he spent 10 years on the board of the American Seed Trade Association, the largest seed trade association in the world. He also served as a government advisory board member for the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) where he was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
“Today, more than ever, agriculture requires intelligent decision making” says Nelsen. “Agricultural decision makers are regularly exposed to a variety of perils: weather, climate change, labor availability, commodity markets, government policies; most of which are beyond their direct control. ClimateAi is applying cutting edge algorithms to improve visibility into how weather drives key agricultural and business metrics, reducing uncertainty and maximizing opportunities. I am excited to join the ClimateAi team as they set out to deliver high quality, climate-crop insights and drive agriculture forward from a reactive to predictive system.”
Himanshu Gupta, CEO of ClimateAi writes “We are deeply committed to enhancing climate resilience in the seed industry through our AI platform. John’s leadership, deep knowledge, and on-the-ground experience in the seed sector will help ensure we deliver the utmost value to breeding, production and marketing teams for seed companies around the world.”