Draper, UT — In a move to further enhance dedicated research and develop-ment operations, the nation’s leading developer of nano-technology fertilizer, Aqua-Yield, today announces the hiring of Britney Hunter and Emma Kroon Van Diest. The hirings were announced by Aqua-Yield’s CEO and Co-founder, Clark T. Bell
Ms. Hunter is a research agronomist and will assist with both overall R&D pro-jects as well as Aqua-Yield’s marketing and communication.
Ms. Van Diest is a plant technician and will oversee on-site greenhouse opera-tions and be heavily involved with product field testing.
Mr. Bell stated, “I have been associated with Ms. Hunter for the past six years in industry advocacy and development. She has a passion for agriculture and the environment that is unmatched. With the addition of Britney to Aqua-Yield we are showcasing our commitment to the highest levels of research and develop-ment.”
Of Emma, Mr. Bell commented; ”Ms. Van Diest came highly recommended to us from many sources. We immediately noticed her value and the great talents she is now bringing to the Aqua-Yield family. Emma is an ‘out of the box’ thinker and her lifetime involvement in agriculture from the midwest brings elements that we may have not considered. Emma is a tremendous addition to Aqua-Yield.”
Britney Hunter was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Utah State University in Logan, she went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Plant Science. Hunter performed research centering on improving vegetable crop production with low cost greenhouses (high tunnels). For the last six years, she has worked in Davis County as a Hor-ticulture Extension agent for USU.
Hunter stated, “I have always been a ‘plant person’, but the large scale produc-tion that feeds the world is fascinating to me.” She continued, “Agriculture is es-sential to our civilization and it also involves protecting the environment for fu-ture generations. There couldn’t be a more important mission and with the ad-vanced technology we have available, Aqua Yield is at the forefront of improv-ing agriculture for millions of people.”
Emma Kroon Van Diest was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She worked for the Ohio Soybean Breeding Program and at the research farm on main campus known as The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resource Laboratory. Her long-term goal is to be involved in the production of food, moving toward sus-tainable agriculture for everyone and one day accomplishing a dream of having her own cut-flower farm.
Emma will manage the greenhouse for all research trials at AquaYield. She will also produce product labels and obtain licenses for all states in which Aqua-Yield does business. “I wanted to be part of a company working to improve the production of food, with ecological concerns in mind”, says Kroon Van Diest. “AquaYield is striving to improve products to lower the amount of run-off, the cost of food for consumers and doing so always with the farmers in mind. I truly believe AquaYield can help famers produce high volumes of product with mini-mal impact on the environment.”
Mr. Bell added: ”The Aqua-Yield technology gets the most out of every acre, while using less and yielding more. Our dedication to having the most qualified people at Aqua-Yield ensures the best product and services to our clientele and specifically to the nation’s and the world’s farmers.”
Aqua-Yield™ is a rapidly-growing sustainable fertilizer technology company. Co-founded in 2014, Aqua-Yield has introduced the “smallest innovation in ag-ricultural history”. Aqua-Yield’s technologies deliver materials directly to the plant’s cells leading to a much higher overall efficiency. Aqua-Yield’s process introduces liquid nanotechnology to agriculture leading to significant ad-vantages for the grower. Results of the company’s unique technologies include; higher yields, lower cost inputs, shorter crop cycles, less environmental impact and an increase in nutrient impact.