Advanced Agrilytics – an agronomy services company focused on unlocking the potential of every acre – has announced the appointment of Jody Longshore to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. This role on the executive leadership team was designed to oversee the growth of the company’s three business segments: direct-to-farm agronomy services, business-to-business partnerships, and Ag Ingenuity Partners as well as leading the marketing function.
“Delivering on the promise of precision agriculture is the vision of Advanced Agrilytics and we’re thrilled to have Jody as part of the team to continue that effort,” said Kay Kuenker, CEO. “We believe his professional experience and leadership will have an immediate and positive impact on our team as we continue to grow across all business segments.”
Longshore comes to Advanced Agrilytics with over 15 years of experience in corporate sales and marketing, most recently with Sentera where he served as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, he spent time with General Electric in their Commercial Finance business where he earned his Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and Ceridian, a human resources and payroll software company. Most of his career was spent at Cargill working in roles in Horizon Milling, Corporate Responsibility, and the Grain and Edible Oilseeds business where he served as the General Manager for the McDonald’s North American Oils Business Unit. Longshore also served as the General Manager for the Indigo Ag grain trading marketplace and as Vice President of sales and marketing for Sentera, an ag tech start-up out of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
“Advanced Agrilytics is uniquely positioned across our three complimentary lines of business that together have incredible potential,” said Longshore. “From the personal approach of the Grower Direct business to Ag Ingenuity Partners’ world class research and our strategic business-to-business partnerships, we are quickly broadening access to our proprietary insights on more acres with more customers in more geographies. I’m excited to join the team at this dynamic time of growth and look forward to continuing the momentum.”