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Virgil Sparks

Winter 2020

Virgil is a successful senior manager with experience as a Leader in Agriculture Research & Development and Seeds Supply Chain. Expertise in directing a team of geographically dispersed applied scientists responsible for field experiments resulting in the delivery of high performing crop varieties, hybrids and crop protection products. Strengths in product evaluation, product development, seed production and product marketing of corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, grain sorghum and cotton. Management skills extend to the international markets of Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Product Development and Seed Production. His expertise includes:

  • Head North America Soybean Product Evaluation, Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Head of North America Corn and Soybean Development, Syngenta Seeds
  • Director of Soybean Product Development, GarstSeed Company
  • Director of Operations, GarstSeed Company
Education & Certification
BS, Agribusiness, Southeast Missouri State University