Aqua-Yield® Adds Vice President of Sales for 2020

Jim Krebsbach to lead sales efforts nationwide

Aqua-Yield®, a leading agriculture technology company, announced the addition of Jim Krebsbach to its management team, effective January 1, 2020. Krebsbach will lead the company’s sales efforts throughout the United States as vice-president of sales. He will work alongside Aqua-Yield’s sales team and the company’s robust Dealer Network.

“I am very excited to join the Aqua-Yield team,” he said. “I was attracted to the company because of its proven technology along with the excellent foundation to expand on.”

With more than 20 years of experience in agriculture, Krebsbach will lead the company’s sales initiatives including revenue growth, expanded market reach and more. Prior to joining Aqua-Yield, Krebsbach helped several specialty fertilizer companies by driving sales and distribution growth.

“Not only does Aqua-Yield have proven products, they have a team culture. It is a culture that fosters success, I am excited to be a part of it,” said Krebsbach.

“Mr. Krebsbach is a star in the specialty ag inputs industry. He has a proven record of growth and innovation that helps the grower. Jim is an outstanding addition to our team,” said CEO Clark T. Bell. “As Aqua-Yield continues to grow in 2020, he will be a vital component of our success. We’re excited to have him join our management team and lead our sales initiatives.”

“Aqua-Yield’s Enhanced NanoShield Delivery system is something every producer is going to want to take a look at. There are few products that deliver yield enhancements along with reduced input rates, Aqua-Yield is the only one that delivers both,” said Krebsbach.

Utah Innovation Awards Recognizes Aqua-Yield

The Utah Innovation Awards announced that Aqua-Yield’s Enhanced NanoShield Delivery™ technology will be honored at the 17th annual Utah Innovation Awards on Oct. 10. Aqua-Yield is being honored in the Life Science – BioTech category.

Aqua-Yield first introduced Enhanced NanoShield Delivery in 2014 and continues to innovate the END to better serve its domestic and international customers with a line of more than 10 products. Enhanced NanoShield Delivery is used in all of the company’s products.

“It’s exciting for me to know that people are starting to share our vision for a sustainable future in agriculture,” said Chief Science Officer, Landon Bunderson.

Enhanced NanoShield Delivery is Aqua-Yield’s patented delivery system for plant nutrition and chemistry. By using nanoparticles, the company is able to deliver nutrients and chemistry to plants more effectively.

The Utah Innovation Awards are presented by Stoel Rives LLP and Silicon Slopes. The program recognizes pioneering Utah companies and the technologies that they develop.

Aqua-Yield® Named Inc. 5000 Company

Inc. Magazine revealed today that Utah-based Aqua-Yield, is No. 3077 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Aqua-Yield’s line of products improve the efficiency of fertilizer and farm chemicals using its Enhanced NanoShield Delivery™.

“It’s a huge honor to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 with all of these entrepreneurial companies,” said Clark T. Bell, CEO and co-founder. “Aqua-Yield’s main purpose is to solve agronomic problems for farmers. Since 2014 we have showcased the fertilizer of the future. Our team is excited for more expansion and impact toward rural communities throughout the world. We want to thank our incredible employees, investors and the farmers that we support for believing in the Aqua-Yield mission.”

Established in 2014, Aqua-Yield’s patented line of products, including NanoGro® and NanoPro™, are being used in 38 states and countries around the world. The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018.

University of Utah names Aqua-Yield Employer of the Year

University honors company for commitment to business and students

Aqua-Yield’s ® commitment to business and students has landed the nanotechnology company a unique honor from the University of Utah. The university’s Career & Professional Development Center named Aqua-Yield® as its Employer of the Year, for its dedication to creating student success and to the overall motivation of students through the company’s intern program.

And the reason the honor is so special to Aqua-Yield is, the nomination came from one of its own interns, Kyle Isaacson, a current PhD candidate at the Nano Institute at the university.

In Kyle’s own words, “Even though the company has grown impressively while running an honest and environmentally-friendly operation, the upper management places an even greater focus on ensuring employee happiness and skill development. I strongly encourage the committee to give Aqua-Yield serious consideration for the award. The company has focused on bringing nanotechnology into the agronomy field, coining words such as “nanogronomy” and “nano-shield technology”.

Kyle continued, “I joined Aqua-Yield as a Product Development Intern this past summer with little expectation of having significant interaction with company upper management. My belief proved to be sorely unfounded, as nearly all members of upper management scheduled individual meetings with me and/or took me out to lunch within my first week, including Clark Bell (CEO), Landon Bunderson (CSO), Mike Bullock (COO), and Warren Bell (Chairman). My respect for each of them grew immensely as they personally shared their vision for the company and expanded that I, as an intern, had a very distinct and important role in making that vision a reality.”

“Kyle is an exceptional young man and to have him nominate Aqua-Yield® is sincerely one of the finest tributes our young company could receive,” says Clark Bell, Aqua-Yield® CEO. “We must always have our ‘business eyes’ set on research, development and growth of our nanotechnology, but an integral building block of any successful company is the manner in which it treats and manages employees (interns). What a special event indeed for Kyle to recognize our overall corporate commitment to the mainstay of our company’s mission statement.”
Aqua-Yield® was presented the award during a dinner/ceremony at the university.

Co-founded in 2014, Aqua-Yield® introduced the “smallest innovation in agricultural history”; nanoparticulation. Aqua-Yield’s technologies deliver materials directly to the plant’s cells leading to a much higher overall efficiency, resulting in significant advantages 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. 

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AgPro Exclusive: Aqua-Yield Joins Nano Institute; Eyes Product Expansion

Five years after introducing its crop fertility products with nano technology, Aqua-Yield is eyeing further product development while expanding its footprint.

“Today, 75% of our revenue comes from our ag products, and the balance is from the turf business,” says Aqua-Yield Clark Bell. “We currently have 30 distributors in the U.S, but we are looking to double that be the end of 2019.”

Bells says this includes expanding beyond its farmer network of distributors to include traditional ag retail and dealers, with those coming on-board in the first or second quarters of 2019.

Another development for the company is forming a first of its kind collaboration between the company and University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization. This university/corporate partnership is located at the university’s Nano Institute, which is overseen by co-director Dr.Hamid Ghandehari.

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Aqua-Yield CEO, Clark T. Bell named as “6 Biotechnology Experts in 2018”

Farmers need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed the population, and agricultural biotechnology companies are working with farmers to achieve this. Biotechnology innovations give farmers the capability to increase plant and animal production yield, whilst decreasing the costs. Biotechnology advancements are also allowing farmers to grow more food on less land, advocating farming practices that are more environmentally sustainable.

Below are six leaders in biotechnology that are making meaningful changes within the agribusiness industry.

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Word-of-Mouth Farmer-Dealer Networks Shake Up Distribution – CropLife

In an industry that is constantly striving to revamp its public image, there’s no getting around the thorny issue of wasted fertilizer.

As a recent FAO report from the UN states, “Poor use efficiency of current fertilizers is a major issue. For instance, in China, the world’s largest consumer of nitrogen fertilizer, up to 50% of the nitrogen applied is lost by volatilization and another 5% to 10% by leaching.”

A study from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India found that, “Nutrient use efficiencies of conventional fertilizers hardly exceed 30-35 %, 18-20 % and 35-40 % for N, P and K respectively.”

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Word-of-Mouth Farmer-Dealer Networks Shake Up Distribution

This Utah father and son figured out how to grow more with less – Deseret News

DRAPER — Picture this scene: Son walks into his dad’s office at the family sod farm business.

Clark Bell, still in his 20s, clears his throat and says to his 50-something father, Warren, “There’s this new fertilizer technology I think we should try.”

Warren Bell rolls his eyes. Bear in mind, he has been growing grass ever since his father, T.H. Bell, started BioGrass Sod Farm way back in 1979 — a year before T.H. left for Washington, D.C., to serve as secretary of Education in Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet.

Warren Bell has heard his share of fertilizer sales pitches.

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Clark Bell, left, and his father, Warren, co-founders of Aqua-Yield.

Clark Bell keeps talking. This isn’t fertilizer, per se, he explains. This is technology that infuses purified water into a product, creating nano particles that render the product considerably more potent. Applying it to fertilizer means you’ll need less fertilizer, not more, and you’ll get better results.

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Aqua-Yield Farmer-Dealer Goes International

Following through on a long-stated desire and commitment to place Aqua-Yield® products around the globe, the company today announced the expansion of the Aqua-Yield® Farmer-Dealer Network, to include Australia, New Zealand and Japan. It is anticipated that farmers in Mexico and India will soon join the network and also begin offering Aqua-Yield® products. The new distributors become part of the United States-based Aqua-Yield Farmer Dealer Network®. The move comes as the company adds additional product offerings, moves away from larger, tote and tanker loads of product, and almost totally towards the 2.5 gallon product containers, which easily fertilize 80 acres of land.

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