Russell Clark Joins Jain Irrigation, Inc. as Director of Precision Agriculture

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Clark to focus on Jain’s growing leadership in the Precision Agriculture market promoting conservation of water, energy, and soil.

Jain Irrigation, Inc. announced today the appointment of Russell Clark to the position of Director of Precision Agriculture. Russell will focus on the marketing and commercialization of Jain’s portfolio emerging technologies that will revolutionize irrigated agriculture.

Russell comes to Jain with over 30 years of irrigation experience working for James Hardie Irrigation, The Toro Company, Rainbird International, and Netafim. He has significant agriculture and landscape market experience managing sales and marketing, business, product, and project development in irrigation nationally and internationally. Most recently, Russell worked for the Claude Laval Corporation (LAKOS) as the Groundwater, Waterworks, and Irrigation Sales and Marketing Manager. He is active in the Irrigation Association and most recently was chair of the Drip/Micro Subcommittee.

Russell is a native of England where he began his career and since has lived and worked in 10 different countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. He now lives in Fresno with his wife Sylke Portner, who is a water conservation/ landscape consultant and designer.

Aric Olson, president of Jain Irrigation, Inc. comments, “We are looking for Russell to help us extend our market leadership position and solidify our future as the leader through focus in precision agriculture by commercializing our industry-changing inventions.”

Jain is a fully integrated global agriculture company, and recognized by Harvard Business to be one of five global sustainability champions. Jain leads crop science research globally across a variety of food crops, and is staffed with some of the world’s leading agriculture research scientists. They research, educate, advance, manufacture, finance, propagate plants, and purchase produce for processing all in an effort to fulfill the Jain mission to “leave this world better than you found it.”

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