News Release

Lindsay Thompson Appointed Executive Director of the 2,4-D Research Task Force

Raleigh, NC (01 Sept 2020) – The Industry Task Force II on 2,4-D Research Data (www.24d.org) welcomes Lindsay Thompson as the new executive director. Mrs. Thompson brings extensive experience in government and public relations, and association management in agricultural and science-based organizations.

“The Task Force is delighted that Lindsay Thompson will bring her expertise in working with stakeholders to bring science-based evidence into regulatory and legislative consultations and decisions,” Task Force member Everett Mealman said. “Lindsay’s ability to apply science-based arguments has already helped in successfully defeating legislation seeking to ban classes of federally approved and beneficial pesticides.”

“I am passionate about agriculture,” said Mrs. Thompson, “and believe that the future of agriculture is dependent upon technology and crop protection. I am excited to bring my experience to the 2,4-D Research Task Force to ensure that science-based evidence continues to support the safety and effectiveness of this important crop production tool.”

Lindsay’s time acting as executive director for organizations like the Delaware-Maryland Agribusiness Association, the Maryland Grain Producers Association and Utilization Board, and Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts has shown her ability to build relationships with not-for-profit organizations, commodity groups and state and federal regulatory agencies.

Lindsay is recognized by agribusinesses and grower associations across the U.S.A. as a credible spokesperson at public meetings, conferences as well as through traditional and social media. She resides on her family’s grain farm in Maryland with her husband Jared and two children.


About the Task Force

The Industry Task Force II on 2,4-D Research Data is made up of companies holding technical registrations on the active ingredient in 2,4-D herbicides. They are Corteva Agriscience (U.S.), Nufarm, Ltd. (Australia) and Agro-Gor Corp (U.S.).