Taranis adds Vern Hawkins to its Board of Directors

– USA, IN –  Taranis, the global leader in AI-powered crop intelligence, today announced the appointment of Vern Hawkins to its Board of Directors, effective February 15, 2024, bringing extensive international agricultural leadership to the Board.

“The agriculture industry is at a crossroads of data collection and meaningful application that will equate to tremendous customer value. Taranis is scaling its crop intelligence and conservation services across millions of acres, with deep partnerships and new growth engines. Vern is joining at the right time and will be instrumental in harnessing this momentum and driving us forward ,” said Board Chairman, Zvika Orron.

About Vern Hawkins

Vern Hawkins is serving as Syngenta’s President of Crop Protection and Regional Director of North America.

A native of Indiana, Hawkins brings more than 35 years of experience, supported by international agricultural leadership and a strong agronomic background to his seat on the Taranis Board of Directors. He has led multiple business sectors for Syngenta and its predecessor, Zeneca/ICI Americas, and was central to the introduction of azoxystrobin, a fungicide solution now used on more than 130 crops grown in more than 100 different countries.

“Taranis’ commitment to providing leaf-level insights to ag retailers, co-ops and farmers is a boon the agriculture industry needs to continue advancing farm productivity. They are committed to showing every acre of the farm in a way the industry has never seen before,” says Vern Hawkins. “I’m excited to be a voice in guiding this service for the betterment of the agriculture industry and on-farm profitability. Any time you have a market-leading portfolio grounded in strong partnerships, the result is increased opportunity—for the industry, the channel and ultimately, the grower.”

About Taranis

Taranis is the world’s leading AI-powered crop intelligence platform, 100% focused on helping ag advisors demonstrate value to their growers and build better relationships through full-service, leaf-level data capture. Taranis’ insights allow them to accelerate decision-making, simplify management, and improve their bottom line. Since its founding in 2015, Taranis has worked with the world’s top agricultural retailers and crop protection companies, serving millions of acres for customers in the United States, Brazil, and Europe. Taranis has offices located in Westfield, Indiana, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Campinas, Brazil.

SOURCE: https://www.taranis.com/

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