Dr. Kyle Freeman, manager of New Product Development at The Mosaic Co., has been recognized by Vance Publishing in its inaugural 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Awards as an industry leader in advancing food production.
Forty individuals were chosen from among more than 200 nominations for their leadership and commitment to advancing the goal of doubling food production by 2050.
Candidates were nominated based on their passion for agriculture, demonstrated involvement in the food industry and notable records of achievement.
“Kyle’s passion for research helps farmers reap higher yields, and that in turn helps Mosaic fulfill its mission to help the world grow the food it needs,” said Rick McLellan, Senior Vice President at The Mosaic Co. “We congratulate Kyle on his success and anticipate that his efforts to promote balanced crop nutrition will continue to benefit global agriculture for many years to come.”
Freeman joined The Mosaic Co. in 2011, and leads teams dedicated to developing products and strategies that help increase crop yields. He also manages more than 600 small-plot research trials worldwide and serves the industry on the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) advisory board and Fluid Fertilizer Foundation board of directors.
Freeman also advises two of the six farmers involved in the Mosaic Pursuit of 300 program, which fosters dialogue around the intricate aspects of high-yield corn systems. In addition, he regularly shares his agronomic expertise with farmers and retailers on the Mosaic CropNutrition.com blog.
Vance’s 40 Under 40 Award winners represent all aspects of agriculture — from animal and crop production, biotechnology and university researchers to food and nutrition technology, agricultural equipment and agronomy.