Missouri Partnership represents the State of Missouri globally and works with companies entering the US market. Their CMO, Mark Sutherland, has been involved with Agri-TechE for the past few years, including supporting a Missouri agritech delegation to the UK in 2019, attending REAP 2019 and 2020, hosting an Agri-TechE mission to Missouri, and working to connect agrtech innovators and leaders from Missouri and the UK together in ways that benefit the advancement of agriculture globally.
Missouri is an ongoing partner with the UK in the field of agritech and, like the UK, is a global leader. Organizations and companies such as Danforth Plant Science Center, Bayer Crop Science, Missouri Botanical Garden, Yield Lab Bunge North America, KWS and Boehringer Ingelheim have significant presence in the state.
Mark is interested in connecting with innovators to learn about the latest innovations in the UK in order to help connect those innovators with potential partners in Missouri. Previous to his role at Missouri Partnership he spent a number of years at Monsanto, and has developed agritech focused marketing for the St. Louis, Missouri region.