Thomas F. Hughes - Partner
Thomas F. (“Bud”) Hughes has been active in the seed and crop genetics industry for 25 years. His executive management career is highlighted by past positions with Cargill, Calgene, and 11 years as President and CEO of Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company, an internationally respected leader in the biotech, seed and cotton industries. Mr. Hughes has considerable expertise as a commercial operating manager and business leader, with first-hand experience in developing and commercializing cutting-edge biotech seed products; organizational growth; and negotiating acquisitions, technology licenses & distribution agreements.
Bud Hughes holds a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Sciences from Texas Tech University and is active in a variety of industry organizations. Hughes currently serves as President of the Southern Seed Association; Chairman of the Board of Agricenter International; President of ASTA’s First the Seed Foundation, and is a founding member of the AgBio and Industrial Biotechnology Steering Committee of Memphis Bioworks Foundation. Hughes is a past Regional Vice President of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
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