Please welcome Patrick McGinnity! We are extremely excited to have Patrick on our team. With 29 years in the green industry as an executive in a variety of field and home office
management roles including positions with Nufarm, Nachurs-Alpine, Syngenta Seeds and Ringer Corporation.
Patrick's extensive work in the agricultural industry with a focus on product development, market development and sales management, field evaluation of pesticides and fertilizers and product portfolio management is a great asset to Calcium Products. Having managed field development efforts in a wide range of cropping systems across the Midwest and western U.S. as well as western Canada Patrick can help you understand what products works in your farming operation.
In addition to row crop experience Patrick has a broad scope of experience in the turf and ornamental industry in market development and sales management in the U.S. and Canada. With over eleven years of background in retail consumer products for the lawn and garden market.
Patrick started his career in research in development and moved into marketing, operations and general management. With additional experience in developing distribution, product development, packaging design, and mergers and acquisition activity.
He received his Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota, graduating with honors in 1981,
with an emphasis on soil microbiology studying the interaction of Bradyrhizobium strains
with soybean genotypes. Earned a Masters of Science from Southern Illinois University in 1978 with an emphasis in soil microbiology researching the impact of the soybean cyst nematode on soybean growth and nitrogen fixation. While working on M.S. degree he was team member in the herbicide research project at SIU under the direction of Dr. George Kapusta. Patrick did his undergraduate studies at University of Minnesota in Soil Science with a minor in plant physiology.
Patrick's main duties will be to serve as point of contact to customers in Eastern Minnesota, Eastern Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Eastern Canada. Patrick will also be assisting in testing of our new products, HumaCal and Triplicity, and a other special projects.