Buckner brings over 30 years of agriculture industry experience as former Senior Vice President and member of the Corporate Leadership Team at Cargill
January 21, 2021 – Phoenix, AZ: MyLand Company, LLC (“MyLand”) announced today that former Cargill executive Bill Buckner will be appointed as an independent director to the MyLand Board of Directors.
“We are so pleased to welcome Bill as an independent director to the MyLand board,” said Robert Thompson, MyLand’s Chairman. “Bill is joining MyLand at an exciting time as we accelerate the deployment of our innovative technology and seek to build partnerships in equipment manufacturing and global distribution while continuing to develop strong relationships with large grower operations and farmland owners. Bill understands the need, value, and opportunity we have focusing on soil health and we look forward to expanding the board with additional top-quality directors in the near future.”
About Bill Buckner
Mr. Buckner retired from Cargill Inc. in August 2015 after 28 years in various leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President and a member of the Corporate Leadership Team, the core executive group in charge of Cargill’s overall strategy, growth, and funding. Prior to Cargill, Bill held numerous General Management roles with Maple Leaf Foods from 1977-1987. Bill serves on the boards of: the Canada Agriculture Policy Institute; the Canada Asia Synergy Group; E. Ritter and Company in Memphis, TN; Lykes Bros. Inc in Tampa , FL; and Teton Waters Ranch in Denver , CO. He was inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame in 2015.
“I believe strongly in MyLand’s mission and focus on soil health, which is not only critical for an effective and sustainable food supply, but also our overall health and that of the planet” said Bill Buckner. “The opportunity is tremendous, but it takes good people to achieve success, especially in agriculture, working with growers. Trust is important. I’ve gotten to know the MyLand team well and have confidence in their ability to get the job done. That is why I’ve invested significantly in the business and the team.”
MyLand is a soil health company. By focusing on soil health, Myland is helping to tackle two of the world’s biggest challenges: food security and climate disruption. MyLand’s innovative and patented technology allows farmers to easily implement regenerative agriculture practices. The company extracts native microalgae cells directly from the farm’s soil, rapidly reproduces them in mass quantities on site, and delivers them alive back into the soil where they continue to multiply, creating the foundation for healthy soil. By harnessing the land’s native organics, the technology creates a foundation for growers to achieve greater productivity, increased economic security, and enhanced profitability. With no upfront costs growers can transition to regenerative agriculture faster and easier than ever before.