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Source: AgReliant news release

AgReliant Genetics would like to welcome Dr. Richard Johnson as the company's conversion program breeder. Johnson will work from the AgReliant Genetics Research Station in Lebanon, Ind.

Early in his career, Johnson worked as a Research Associate with AgReliant Genetics, opening the company's Fort Branch, Ind. research facility in southwestern Indiana.

He then chose to continue his education, receiving a doctorate from the University of Tennessee in Plant Breeding. Johnson has experience in conversion technology and corn nursery management. In addition, he has spent the last 10 years managing corn, silage, soybean, sorghum, and small grain variety testing trials for the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

Johnson's return to AgReliant Genetics is welcomed by Vice President of Research, Dr. Tom Koch. "Conversion to biotech traits is a very important and very complex process. Richard will manage our conversion team and continue to drive the integration of these traits into our industry-leading germplasm," said Koch.

Headquartered in Westfield, Ind., AgReliant Genetics is an innovative seed company committed to delivering high quality seed, providing exceptional service and creating consistent customer value.

Created in 2000 as a joint venture between the international seed groups KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is ranked as one of the largest field seed companies in North America.

AgReliant Genetics markets corn, soybean and alfalfa seed through six brands: AgriGold Hybrids®, Great Lakes® Hybrids, LG Seeds®, Producers Hybrids®, Wensman Seed® and PRIDE Seeds®. The service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of AgReliant Genetics, LLC or its affiliated entities. ©2013 AgReliant Genetics, LLC.

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