WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, US — Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) has hired John Dodd, who has nearly four decades of seed industry experience, as its Pacific Northwest regional commercial manager.

A Washington state native, Dodd earned a degree in integrated pest management and agronomy from Washington State University. After graduation, he began a research position with FFR Cooperative, which started a 36-year career in seed research, development and production. He joins LCS from Forage Genetics International, where he worked with customers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. 

“In addition to being a forage seed expert, John has been around wheat and built relationships with PNW wheat farmers his whole career. We’re thrilled to have him on the team,” said Jeff Widder, national sales and marketing manager for LCS.

LCS is a cereal breeding operation dedicated to developing new wheat and barley varieties bred expressly for farmers’ climates, soils and growing conditions. LCS is a division of Group Limagrain, a farmer’s cooperative established in 1965 and based in Saint-Beauzire, France, with cereal breeding programs in every area of the world wheat and barley are widely grown.