US Sustainable farming leader Amy Yoder joins Moa Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

Amy Yoder

US Sustainable farming leader Amy Yoder joins Moa Board as Independent Non-Executive Director     

Moa Technology, the agricultural biotechnology company developing a new generation of safe and effective herbicides to control crop-killing weeds, today announces that Amy Yoder has been appointed to its board as an independent non-executive director.

Amy is currently Chief Executive Officer of QC Supply, a large North American agricultural distributor focused on supporting farmers with biosecurity and disease prevention.

Previously, as founder and CEO of Anuvia Plant Nutrients, Amy championed advanced sustainable agricultural practices which help improve profitability and efficiency for farmers while also protecting soil and the land.  She has also held key roles in companies such as Arysta LifeScience, Monsanto and Spectrum Brands.

Amy joins Moa - which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2017 - as it begins international field trials in the US, UK and Europe of multiple promising novel herbicide candidates developed by its proprietary plant-led, AI/ML-enhanced discovery platform.

Innovation to develop next-generation herbicides is urgently needed to overcome the pressing issue of herbicide-resistant weeds, which threaten food security and agricultural productivity, and which are a major problem for growing numbers of farmers across the world. Without effective herbicides, farmers can lose up to 40% of their crop yield as a result of weed growth.

Amy Yoder, Independent Non-Executive Director at Moa Technology, says:

“Moa is so exciting because it has unique technology developing impactful solutions for farmers struggling with the challenge of weed resistance, while also supporting sustainability and environmental stewardship.  I am looking forward to joining Hartmut, Virginia and the team for the next stage of Moa’s growth."

Hartmut van Lengerich, Chair of Moa Technology’s board, says:

“On behalf of everyone at Moa, I am delighted to welcome Amy at this pivotal time for the business, as we begin international field trials of multiple promising novel herbicidal modes of action.   Her in-depth knowledge of the perspectives and needs of US and Canadian farmers, and her true passion for innovation and sustainable approaches to farming will benefit the board and everyone at Moa.”