Jeff has experience in biophysics and ag biotechnology, and in strategy and policy development for technological advancement in food and agriculture.
Jeff brings extensive experience in biophysics and agriculture biotechnology to the Regrow team, as well as experience developing strategies and policies for technological advancement in food systems and agriculture. He has led most of his 25-year career at the forefront of ag technology and food systems innovation, and has utilized his resources to advocate strongly for climate change mitigation.
During his career, Jeff helped to build agriculture’s leading protein engineering platform. He’s also spoken in front of world delegates at the UN Climate Conference and has assisted in the development of one of agriculture’s first carbon businesses. Jeff has a deep knowledge of the standards and protocols required for agricultural carbon markets, and has contributed greatly to the development of carbon markets working with organizations like Verra and Gold Standard. These organizations establish the standards and practices that allow the private sector, countries, and civil society to reach the ambitious sustainability goals we’ve set for ourselves, and which are required to save the future of our planet.
Through his work, Jeff has built a wider understanding of the importance of soil health for farmers, the business opportunities associated with climate-smart initiatives, and the opportunity for agriculture to become a solution to climate change. He’s facilitated this understanding among business leaders, government officials and advocates alike. His work reminds us that cross-agency and cross-industry collaboration is necessary in order to transform agriculture.
Regrow Ag shares Jeff’s passion for building sustainable food systems and his drive to transform agriculture into a solution for climate change. Jeff will enable the company to combine the knowledge of private, government, and public organizations, and transform agriculture in a way that benefits all aspects of our local and global food systems. Regrow looks forward to following his lead in progressing environmental strategy and building a better support system for climate policy.
“If science is the root of Regrow’s work, then education, advocacy and policy are the shoots and the leaves,” said Anastasia Volkova, PhD, CEO of Regrow. “We work diligently to transform food systems with scientific and technological solutions, and we’re thrilled to welcome Jeff to bring this science to the forefront of the industry.”
Regrow is a software company that provides a sustainable transformation across the agrifood supply chain. Regrow delivers scalable, science-based solutions for adoption, measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of ecosystem outcomes, such as soil carbon, nitrogen leaching, among others. Regrow monitors over 150 million acres of agricultural land in 45 countries and supports industry leaders such as General Mills, Cargill, Bayer AG, The Nature Conservancy, among others, to meet their nature commitments.