Our Team

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…

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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…

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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 and plot evaluation having…

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cody gilman

Research Technician

Cody Gilman is a Research Technician for Grow Pro Genetics, fulfilling all research goals at the research station in Hamel, Illinois. Cody is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University where he majored in Agronomy and minored in Ag precision. Cody has been involved with agriculture all his life to some degree. For two years,…

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