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Company

We are at the right intersection between Science and Business to help Ag Companies
make best decisions around their pre commercial technologies.

Intro Company

Our team is determined to be a global major player in the ag technology market that will feed future generations in a more safer and healthier way, powered by our broad experience, passion for science and unlimited innovative spirit.

TALENTS TO TAKE CHALLENGES

These are just a few from our outstanding team of professionals

We are a young, innovative team entirely dedicated to boost decision making in pre commercial processes of ag technologies. Our multi discilplinary group is highly professional, with PhD, MSc and scientists  graduated from top ranking Universities of Argentina and US. Background in agronomy, entomology, seed quality combined with team´s expertise in areas of basic research, development pre commercial processes and registration of ag products in multinational companies.

  • Mariano Battista

    MARIANO BATTISTA

    FOUNDER
    Ing. Agr., MSc.

    A seasoned scientist and entrepreneur, with a degree in Agronomy from University of Buenos Aires and a Masters from UCDavis. Mariano´s early challenges were in Monsanto, where he had multiple leadership assignments in the areas of R&D, seed technology and production. In 2006 he joined Gonzalo to put his passion for Research into AgIdea, where they have been building a growing, thrilling and fun Project.

  • Gonzalo Grigera

    GONZALO GRIGERA

    FOUNDER
    Ing. Agr., PhD

    Gonzalo co-founded AgIdea together with Mariano back in 2006. Prior to that, right after completing his degree in Agronomy from University of Buenos Aires, he did a 1-year experience in the private sector working at Monsanto in the seed quality area. Then he returned to the academy to work in applied crop ecophysiology and earned a PhD from University of Buenos Aires. Once already working at Agidea, he did a Business Program at the Austral University. He enjoys combining business and applied science.

  • Federico Ocampo

    FEDERICO OCAMPO

    CTO
    Biol., PhD

    Federico joined AgIdea in 2016 as CTO. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Biology from University of La Plata and a PhD in Entomology from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Federico has an extensive career as a Professor and Research Scientist in the US and Argentina. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications including scientific papers and book chapters in national en international journals. More recently and before joining AgIdea, he lead the Regulatory Sciences Team in Monsanto Latin America South where he developed expertise in Agriculture, Biotechnology, and IRM. At Monsanto he also gained expertise in ISO and GLP standards. In his current role at AgIdea, Federico continues developing scientific teams and mentoring graduate students.

  • Veronica Satragno

    VERÓNICA SATRAGNO

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
    Ing. Agr., MBA

    Verónica joined AgIdea in 2016. She has a Bachelor´s degree in Agronomy from University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from CEMA University. In her extensive career she has undertaken numerous challenges in Marketing and Product Management at leading ag companies such as Monsanto, Don Mario Seeds and most recently leading the BioAg Alliance between Novozymes and Monsanto for Latin America. In her current role as Business Development Manager at AgIdea she releases her passion for agribusiness.

  • David Garay

    DAVID GARAY

    OPERATIONS MANAGER
    Ing. Agr.

    David has been working at AgIdea from the beginnings in 2007. Always involved in the operations, he participated in the deployment of several new locations and projects for the company. Currently he is leading the Operations team. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Agronomy from University of Rosario, and prior joining AgIdea he had worked for Monsanto in the soybean breeding area.

  • Agustín Cresta

    AGUSTÍN CRESTA

    EXECUTIVE VP
    US OPERATIONS
    Ing. Agr., Msc.

    Agustin has a degree in Agronomy from University of Buenos Aires and a Masters degree in Plant Breeding from University of Rosario. He has worked as a researcher in Ecophysiology and Genetics at UBA and INTA, and later at Syngenta Argentina, as Trait Development Researcher and Scientist. He joined AgIdea in September 2015 where he served as Research Project Manager, managing research projects with Biologicals and Biostimulants and leading and implementing the strategy to open US experimental farms and Headquarters. In March of 2017 he will assume as Executive Vice-President of US Operations.

  • Eleonora Da Riva

    ELEONORA DA RIVA

    ENTOMOLOGY PM
    Ing. Agr., Msc. (ongoing)

    Eleonora joined AgIdea in 2010. She started as laboratory technician and after two years she became the lead of the Insect Rearing Laboratory. In 2012, she participated in the design and deployment of a new testing and rearing facility where she leads a team of more than ten people. She has a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy from University of Rosario and she is applying to a Master of Science degree in Entomology. In her career, she has faced many challenges leading projects in the field, laboratory and establishing standardized methodologies within entomology science.

  • Mauricio Casqueño

    MAURICIO CASQUERO

    WEED SCIENCE PM
    Ing. Agr., PhD

    Mauricio joined AgIdea in 2014 as Project Manager. He has a PhD in Agronomy from Universidad Nacional del Sur, where he gained expertise in weed sciences. At Agidea he is leading projects related to herbicide efficacy, crop interference, herbicide tolerance, soil seed bank and phenotypic characterization of weedy biotypes. He has authored several scientific publications and presented his work in international scientific meetings. On top of that, Mauricio has gained experience in GLP as Study Director, involved in studies with several products and crops.

  • Emilio Gonzalez

    EMILIO GONZÁLEZ

    ECOPHYSIOLOGY STRESS BIOLOGY PM
    Ing. Agr.

    Emilio joined AgIdea in 2010 as Operational Manager of Cuyo Region, where he specializes in crop water stress projects. Currently he also develops activities in GLP studies as Study Director, Principal Investigator and Field Investigator. Emilio has a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy at National University of San Juan. During his academic training, he developed productive activities at an olive and grape family business; collaborated in corn water stress trials at INTA San Juan and took part in the elaboration of the municipal information system at IIEE (Statistics and Economy research institute).

  • Valeria Fagotti

    VALERIA FAGOTTI

    REGULATORY SCIENCES PM
    Ing. Agr.

    Valeria has been working at AgIdea since 2010. After several challenges within the company, she leads the maintenance of Good Laboratory Practices System. She is responsible for projects under this standard. She is an agronomist, graduated from the University of Rosario. During her career, she worked at the University in the Plant Physiology Area and also in Don Mario Seeds soy quality area.

  • Juan Pablo Miisterrena

    JUAN PABLO MAISTERRENA

    B. FINANCE EMBA
    CFO

    Juan Pablo joined AgIdea in 2017. He has a wide professional experience in agbusiness after occupying positions at Los Grobo Group, which is one of the most important agbusiness players in South America. Juan Pablo followed graduate and postgraduate studies in prestigious universities from Argentina such as University of Buenos Aires, IAE Business School and UADE. He has joined AgIdea with the aim of enhancing the company’s finance and administrative matters.

  • Roman Bassani

    ROMÁN BASSANI

    B. CHEM.
    Technical Director of Residue Analysis Laboratory

    Román joined AgIdea in 2017, as Technical Director of Residue Analysis Laboratory. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Chemistry from University of Córdoba (UNC) and more than twenty years of experience in the development and management of food and environmental analytical laboratories. Has actively participated in the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 17025, GLP and BRC based quality systems. Before joining AgIdea, Román led a group of process control laboratories in Prodeman. Prior to that, he was part of JLA Argentina where he worked as a Laboratory Manager, GLP Study Director and Co Technical Director of Chromatography area. He led developments in pesticide residues analysis in food, which were recognized internationally through awards and mentions in the 1st and 2nd LAPRW.

WE ARE GUIDED BY THESE VALUES

  • LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS

    LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS

    Our dream is to became a strategic partner of our clients. Customer focus and close interaction with them tend to improve both the quality of the results, and the associated decision making process.

  • INNOVATION

    INNOVATION

    We are proactive in proposing new approaches to test our customers’ technologies. We like new challenges, and we tend to see problems as opportunities.

  • THOROUGHNESS

    THOROUGHNESS

    Professionalism, quality in every process, care for details. We follow procedures and our activities can be replicated.

  • DETERMINED

    DETERMINED

    Our goal is to satisfy our client expectations accomplishing the assumed commitments, seeking for all available alternatives or creating new ones to achieve it.

  • AGILITY

    AGILITY

    The broad variety of projects that we develop makes us agile. We feel comfortable with many crops and technologies. We are both dynamic and flexible.

  • RESPONSIBILITY

    RESPONSIBILITY

    We develop every task with maximum commitment, ethics and confidentiality. We are committed to conduct quality tests and deliver project reports on time and in full.

LEARN ABOUT OUR THRILLING HISTORY

SOME OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Glp
  • OAA
  • Conicet
  • Endeavor
  • Ifeva
  • Inta
  • Missouri

SPONSORS

We build long term partnerships with outstanding innovators

  • Advanta
  • Agrithority
  • Agrofresh
  • Basf
  • Bayer
  • Dow
  • Dupont
  • FBSciences
  • Indear
  • Indigo
  • KWS
  • Monsanto
  • Pioneer
  • RAGT
  • Rotam
  • Syngenta
  • Valent

CONTACT US

  • Argentina Flag
    Argentina
    Ruta 8 km 225.5
    C.P. B2700, Pergamino
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Phone: +54 2477 415633
    info@agidea.com.ar
  • EEUU Flag
    USA
    Helix Center - Office #184
    1100 Corporate Square Dr,
    St. Louis, MO 63132, USA
    Contact: Agustín Cresta
    Phone: +1 660 202 3899
    agustin.cresta@agidea.com.ar
  • Uruguay Flag
    Uruguay
    Zonamerica, Ruta 8, Km 17.500
    Edificio Biotec, Oficina 141, C.P. 91600
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Contact: Verónica Satragno
    Phone: +598 2 518 58 27
    veronica.satragno@agidea.com.ar