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Company

We are at the right intersection between Science and Business to help Ag Companies
make the 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 safe and healthy 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.

  • Agustín Cresta

    AGUSTÍN CRESTA

    RESEARCH AND OPERATIONS MANAGER
    FOR ARGENTINA & US
    Ing. Agr., MSc.

    Agustin has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and a Master of Science Degree in Plant Breeding from the 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 and leading and implementing the strategy to open US operation and Headquarters. In March of 2017 he assumed as Executive Vice-President of US Operations, and in 2018 he returned to Argentina to lead both Operations and Project Management teams for the entire organization.

  • Manuel Pacin

    MANUEL PACIN

    ENTOMOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB MANAGER
    Biologist, PhD

    Manuel joined AgIdea in 2018 as coordinator of the Entomology and Microbiology laboratories. He gained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the Exact and Natural Science School, from the Buenos Aires University. He then continued his academic career in the Vegetal Physiology area in IFEVA (FAUBA/CONICET), and obtained his PhD in Biological Sciences. From the beginning of his career he has worked on different areas as precision agriculture and molecular biology, always focused on bringing up solutions for the agro industrial sector. In 2020, he promoted the development of a new Biotechnology Laboratory, giving rise to the new company TREBE BIOTECH.

  • Juan Pablo Miisterrena

    JUAN PABLO MAISTERRENA

    CFO
    Bach. in Corporate Finances

    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.

  • Valeria Fagotti

    VALERIA FAGOTTI

    PESTICIDE RESIDUE MANAGER
    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. In 2020 she took over as Manager of Residues and Analytical Chemistry, maintaining her position as Director of GLP Entity.

  • Matías Curzi

    MATÍAS CURZI

    R&D MANAGER
    Ing. Agr., MSc.

    Matias has an Agronomy degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master's degree in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois. Throughout his career, Matias has acquired solid experience in R&D, professional advisory and the seed industry. Before joining AgIdea, he was responsible for Production Research and Production Planning Manager at Dupont Pioneer and Corteva Agriscience in Argentina. In 2019 he joined AgIdea Commercial team and in 2022 he assumed the responsibility of leading R&D team for South America operation.

  • Joaquín Kukla

    JOAQUÍN KUKLA

    BUSINESS UNIT LEAD
    Ing. P. A., Msc.

    Joaquín is an Agricultural Production Engineer, MSc in Pant Genetics, his main experience was developed at Satus Ager in the areas of production research, and leading foundation seed and seed production areas, and later as an independent consultant. He joins AgIdea to contribute with his experience.

  • Brad Hemeyer

    BRAD HEMEYER

    US RESEARCH OPERATIONS MANAGER
    B.S. Agr Systems Management, Msc.

    Brad joined AgIdea in the spring of 2017. He received both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Missouri with an emphasis in Crop, Soil and Pest Management. Before joining AgIdea, Brad spent nearly ten years with Syngenta with the corn R&D team and another five years with MFA in various agronomy roles. He is currently the Research Operations Manager of the US Operations.

  • Garth Duncan

    GARTH DUNCAN

    US RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER
    B.S. Plant Science, MSc.

    Garth joined AgIdea in 2017 as Research Project Manager in the US. Prior to joining AgIdea, he completed his BS in Plant Sciences-Crop Management from the University of Missouri and his MS in Weed Science from Purdue University. In his short career, he has other valuable experiences working under field scientists in crop protection R&D and parent seed production.

  • Daniel Lubich

    DANIEL LUBICH

    US BREEDING CONSULTANT
    B.S. Plant & Soil Science.

    Daniel joined AgIdea in the spring of 2016. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in soil and plant science. Dan retired after more than 40 years of employment with the Monsanto organization as a corn breeder for the central corn belt. Dan was the Monsanto breeding liaison for the companies Italian breeding program for 25 years. In his current role as Breeding Consultant he supports all field and lab operations.

  • David Garay

    DAVID GARAY

    US OPERATIONAL COORDINATOR
    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.

  • Evangelina Palmieri

    EVANGELINA PALMIERI

    BREEDING SERVICES COORDINATOR
    Ing. Agr.

    Evangelina has a degree in Agronomy and a specialization in Plant Breeding. With experience in the areas of Breeding and Introgression of events at Syngenta, she joined AgIdea as Coordinator of Breeding Services for Argentina and USA.

  • Roman Bassani

    ROMÁN BASSANI

    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF RESIDUE ANALYSIS LABORATORY
    Bach. in Chemistry

    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.

  • Valeria Girardi

    VALERIA GIRARDI

    PROJECT MANAGER
    Ing. Agr., MSc.

    Valeria has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Rio Cuarto (UNRC). She started her professional career as an intern from FONCyT, in the UNRC Chair of Plant Breeding. In 2014 she obtained her MSc. in Plant Genetics from the University of Rosario. She continued her professional development in Monsanto Argentina, were she worked as Research Associate and Testing Manager in the Breeding area, being in charge of the Testing trials for soy, corn and sorghum crops of the Central-West region. Then she worked as Associate Scientist in Provivi SRL, in the R&D area in Argentina, working in the development of the pheromone technology for plant protection. In September 2018 she joined AgIdea, as Senior Project Manager for Breeding Services & Testing.

  • Carolina Scarabello

    CAROLINA SCARABELLO

    REGULATORY AFFAIRS
    Biologist

    Carolina is a Biologist graduated from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the UBA. She worked for 12 years at Monsanto in various roles within the area of Regulatory Affairs for Latin America South. She lived 3 years in St. Louis, USA, where she expanded her experience in the regulatory area globally. Passionate about biology, she is interested in new technologies and innovations that can be applied to agriculture and other areas. Currently at AgIdea, she provides regulatory support for the registration of biological products in Latin America.

  • Paula Villagra

    PAULA VILLAGRA

    HUMAN RESOURCES
    Bach. in Psychology

    Paula has a degree in Psychology from the National University of Córdoba. Her first steps in her professional career were developed in the clinical-educational field. In 2012 she began to focus her career towards Human Resources; she studied the Specialty in Strategic Management of Human Resources at the UCC Business School. In 2014 she joined the HR team of an agbusiness, Prodeman S.A., where she carried out the management of different soft processes related to the area. At the beginning of 2019, she joined AgIdea with the aim of developing the company's Human Resources Area.

  • Germán de Cunto

    GERMÁN DE CUNTO

    HEAD OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES
    Ing. Agr. & Quality

    Germán has a degree in Agronomy, and more than three decades of experience in the seed production sector and R&D trials in leading companies in the industry. Germán joined AgIdea as Head of Operational Services, where he leads the logistics and operational planning of the trials of the different AgIdea Research Stations in Argentina.

  • Juan Manuel Cabarcos

    JUAN MANUEL CABARCOS

    OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
    Ing. Agr.

    Juan Manuel has a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires, and is currently pursuing a Master in Plant Production from the National University of the Northeast (UNNE). Much of his professional career was spent in Las Marías as Research and Development Manager in yerba mate and tea, also being responsible for other units: pest control, composting plant and supervision of field work in corn. In July 2019, he joined the AgIdea team where he serves as the Operations Coordinator for Argentina, being in charge of the logistics of the work teams for the tasks of maintenance, monitoring and data collection from field trials.

  • Josefina Capalbo

    JOSEFINA CAPALBO

    QUALITY ASSURANCE LEAD
    Ing. Agr.

    Josefina has been working at AgIdea since 2007. After several challenges within the company (Head of the Entomology Laboratory and in the Projects Area) today she leads the Quality Assurance Unit of the Agidea Quality Management System, which ensures the fulfillment of the GLP and ISO IEC 17025:2017 Standard. She is an agronomist, from the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences of Zavalla (UNR). During her career, she worked in the Entomology Area at INTA Oliveros and at Monsanto's Fontezuela plant in the areas of Trait Integration and Trait Development.

  • 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.

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
  • agrochem
  • asa

SPONSORS

We build long term partnerships with outstanding innovators

  • advanta
  • agrauxine
  • agrinos
  • agrithority
  • lg
  • verdeco
  • argenmilla
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  • bayer.jpg
  • indigo
  • kws
  • rusticana
  • asta
  • elemental-enzymes
  • gdm
  • indear
  • fmc
  • monsanto
  • novozymes
  • nussed
  • syngenta
  • syw
  • valent
  • lallemand
  • benson-hill
  • bioceres
  • corteva
  • pioneer
  • rotam

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
    26404 245th Rd,
    Marshall, MO 65340, USA Phone: +1 660 202 3899
    info_usa@agidea.com.ar
  • Uruguay Flag
    Uruguay
    Zonamerica, Ruta 8, Km 17.500
    Edificio 300, Oficina 310 - 06, C.P. 91600
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Phone: +598 2518 5827
    info_uruguay@agidea.com.ar