As leaders in crop nutrition, we are committed to expanding crop nutrition knowledge.
At The Mosaic Company, crop nutrition is more than an initiative; it’s the fabric of our identity and at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to sharing content in a way that makes it accessible, approachable and, ultimately, actionable.
Meet the experts from Mosaic’s Agronomy team, who will share their expertise in crop nutrition to provide the knowledge and resources needed to optimize crop production.
Kyle Freeman, Ph.D.
Dr. Kyle Freeman is manager of New Product Development for The Mosaic Company. He is responsible for oversight and management of all research and product development efforts worldwide. This includes leading all agronomic products through Mosaic’s new product development process, which is the Stage-Gate® process. Dr. Freeman and his team manage over 600 small-plot research trials around the world, and initiated a commercial trial program with more than 200 locations in 2012. Dr. Freeman earned a Master of Science degree in soil science and Ph.D. in soil fertility from Oklahoma State University, and is an active member of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Societies, serving on various committees.
Matias Ruffo, Ph.D.
Dr. Matias L. Ruffo is Worldwide Agronomy Manager for The Mosaic Company. In addition to managing the Agronomy team, Dr. Ruffo is responsible for agronomic activities to facilitate sales and support development of new products and services. He previously served Mosaic in Research and Development. Dr. Ruffo holds a Bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and continued his education at the University of Illinois, obtaining M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in crop science. Dr. Ruffo received the J. Fielding Reed PPI Fellowship and the Harry J. Larsen/Yara Memorial Scholarship from the American Society of Agronomy, among other awards.
Ron Olson, M.S.
Ron Olson is the North America senior agronomist for The Mosaic Company. He is responsible for developing the North American agronomic strategy to support Mosaic’s commercial team. This strategy results in the latest technical information and product knowledge that creates distinctive value for Mosaic Premium Products and delivers consistent agronomic solutions to Mosaic customers. His main responsibility is to educate and train internal and external sales forces about Mosaic Premium Products and balanced crop nutrition. In his previous role as Research and Development Manager for Cargill Crop Nutrition, LLC and Mosaic, Ron led the development of the MicroEssentials® portfolio of products. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both agronomy and education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science degree in environmental science from Governors State University in University Park, Ill.
Curt Woolfolk, M.S.
Curt Woolfolk is a Product Development Specialist for The Mosaic Company. He leads the on-farm research and development program in North America, which includes testing Mosaic premium products, as well as new product concepts in pre-commercial stages. Curt is responsible for delivering valuable localized data to retailers and growers, along with aggregate data to Mosaic’s Research and Development team. Curt has more than 12 years of experience in precision agricultural with specialization in field data collection and data standardization. Curt earned a Bachelor of Science (Soil Science) and Master of Science (Soil Fertility) from Oklahoma State University. Curt is a member of NAICC and ASA-SSSA professional societies.
World Wide Research Partners
In order to support the development of new and innovative products and the improvement of existing products, Mosaic partners with university researchers around the world specializing in fertilizer technology and soil chemistry.
Key strategic partners include Dr. Fred Below (University of Illinois), Dr. Mike McLaughlin (University of Adelaide, South Australia) and Dr. Ismail Cakmak (Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey).
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