• March 10 - 14, 2025

Jeremy Zidek


New Business Development North America

Jeremy has been in the ag tech and food tech sectors for over 20 years and is currently in charge of new business development in North America for digital farming at BASF.  Prior to BASF, he was CEO of Futura Food, a startup focusing on food security from 2016-2020 linking agricultural production to human nutrition.  He's also worked in consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and worked for ZedX, Inc., a precision agriculture company, for 15 years before their acquisition by BASF.  Sustainability has been a throughline at all of Jeremy's career stops around the world, including co-authoring the early versions of the Field to Market Fieldprint Calculator in the US, consulting with the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture with Booz Allen Hamilton, and various other sutainability initiatives throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East / North Africa (MENA) region.  Jeremy has a BSc in Meteorology and a MSc. in Ecology focusing on aerobiology and plant pathology, both from Penn State University, and is currently finishing an MBA from North Carolina State University.  Jeremy's purpose career purpose is to help feed the world nutritious food in a sustainable manner, and he is a firm believer in "healthy planet, healthy foods, healthy people". 

Sessions With Jeremy Zidek

Monday, 18 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 18/mar/2024 03:30 pm - 18/mar/2024 04:10 pm

    Business Models to Scale Biofuels Supply

    Agribusiness & Biofuels

    The era of renewable diesel has brought a transformation of the biofuel supply chain from primarily driven by agricultural (Bunge) and pure-play biofuel (REG, Poet) players to a supply chain that integrates traditional oil refineries (Chevron) as biofuel producer and active investors of feedstock assets, and agriculture seed and AgTech (Bayer, Syngenta) players as future innovators of the biofuel agriculture supply chain. What corporate strategies are needed to expand the production of biofuels? How the emergence of this trend impact oil refineries, biofuel producers and agricultural players including traders, farmers and input companies.