Washington, D.C. – The American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA) is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Nicholas Storer as Vice President of Science and Innovation, beginning January 1, 2024.
Dr. Storer recently served as Stewardship and Regulatory Director for Corteva Agriscience. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, his Master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Glasgow, and his Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University.
“There are tremendous challenges and opportunities for our industry in the years ahead. Dr. Storer’s deep knowledge and broad experience in both crop protection and seed genetics will provide the leadership and guidance needed for our industry to remain efficient and competitive for decades to come,” said Nate Hultgren, President of ASGA.
“The future of our industry depends on strong farm policy, fair trade policies, and harnessing robust research for on-farm improvements, which is essential for our farm families to succeed economically,” said Luther Markwart, CEO of the ASGA. “Dr. Storer will play a critically important role in protecting and expanding production tools for our growers, engaging on federal regulatory issues, and embracing cutting-edge technologies to further increase our efficiencies. Collaborating with a talented pool of industry researchers and agronomists on the toughest issues is what is required of our organization today.”
“As the pace of innovation in agriculture accelerates, I am excited to bring my science and regulatory policy experience to support the development and deployment of the most effective solutions that sugarbeet growers need,” said Dr. Storer. “I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone involved in sugarbeet production and research.”
ASGA’s mission is to promote the common interest of our members through sound policy, science, and a commitment to future generations. ASGA’s work reinforces the U.S. beet sugar industry’s status as a global leader in technology and sustainability.
Sugarbeets are grown on over 1.1 million acres in 11 states by 10,000 family farmers who, as members of various farmer-owned cooperatives, own all 20 processing factories in the upper Midwest and West. Our factories are run with 100% union labor. The sugar produced from the beet sugar industry is approximately 54% of all the sugar grown in the United States and is essential to the food security of our nation.