Research Director

Allen Becker Research Director Allen Becker is the Research Director for Grow Pro Genetics, overseeing all stages of pipeline advancement. Allen is responsible for integrating new technologies into Grow Pro’s development strategy.  A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA ’05, MS’07), Allen brings 15 years of experience in plant breeding, data analysis…

Station Manager

Eli Gravert is the Station Manager for Grow Pro Genetics, working to ensure all operational activities at the Research Station in Hamel, Illinois are executed effectively and efficiently. A graduate of Greenville University (BA’11), Eli has undergone a storied 10 yr career in agriculture that spans the implementation and management of a maize seed production…

Commercial Director

A 2008 Graduate from The Ohio State University (B.S. Agribusiness and Applied Economics) and 2017 graduate of Iowa State University (M.S. Seed Technology & Business), Ken Davis has spent his entire career in the seed business. His experience includes managing portfolios for Monsanto, KWS and Syngenta seed portfolios. Ken has worked at regional, national and…