Barry Knight

Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, North America

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I have had a lifelong passion of innovation in agriculture! My childhood hero was George Washington Carver who used various scientific disciplines to change southern agriculture forever. After meeting the leadership of Indigo I was convinced they were also going to change agriculture and I greatly wanted to be a part – fortunately I got the chance!

Barry Knight

Barry Knight leads the Commercial Strategy team at Indigo. Prior to joining Indigo, Barry held senior positions in agricultural companies as CEO of Cresco Ag, CCO of Pinnacle Ag Holdings and President of Jimmy Sanders.  

At Sanders, company sales grew by three-fold over four years while increasing its EBITDA by 4X.  This successful growth lead to the shareholders desires to sell the company to Apollo Global Management.  Before Sanders, Barry lead Monsanto’s sales in the coastal region of the US with over $1 billion in sales of seed, chemistry and biotech traits. Barry entered the agriculture industry through the USDA before spending time working for American Cyanamid.

Barry received a B.S.degree in Agronomy from Oklahoma State University and a M.S. degree in Agronomy specializing in plant breeding from Mississippi State University. Barry was selected as Alumni Fellow at Mississippi State in 2011 and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Vice President of Research and Development and on the School of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee.

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