Mr. Blome is the CEO of Calyxt, a biotechnology company that is developing high-nutrition food ingredients. Prior to Calyxt, he was President and CEO of Bayer CropScience, LP, for more than seven years. In 2018, he received the Industry Vision Award from the Mid America CropLife Association for his more than 30 years of leadership in agriculture.
Mr. Blome serves as Founding Chairman of the Board for US Farming and Ranching Foundation and the Chairman of Concentric Ag (USA and Canada). He formerly served as the Chairman of CropLife America.
Mr. Blome grew up on a family corn and soybean farm in Hubbard, Iowa, and is a degreed agronomist from Iowa State University. He is the 2013 recipient of the Henry A. Wallace Award from Iowa State University for outstanding leadership and service to agriculture.