Like our products, our leadership team has been
carefully crafted to perform.
Charles Michell, CEO
Bo Rhea, Marketing
Chism Craig, VP of Product Development and R&D
Dr. Craig brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercial agriculture with a background in crop physiology, agronomy, entomology, precision agriculture and data analytics. He started his career at the University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor with both research and extension responsibilities while serving as the Cotton Specialist for Tennessee.
From there, he joined Monsanto where he opened research and demonstration farms known as Learning Centers in both Leland and Scott, MS later moving to St. Louis for roles in Corn and Cotton product management. Chism left Monsanto to help start Cresco Ag, a precision ag and data analytics platform focused on developing agronomic decision tools for growers. After being sold to Apollo as part of the Sanders acquisition, Chism spent 3 years as the VP of R&D for Pinnacle Ag Holdings.
Chism holds a B.S. in Agricultural Pest Management and an M.S. in Entomology from Mississippi State University and a PhD in Crop Physiology and Agronomy from Louisiana State University. Chism is a native of Friars Point, MS where he grew up on a diversified row crop farm that raised cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat. He was also active in his family’s crop consulting and research businesses. In his spare time, Chism enjoys spending time with his family, farming and the outdoors.