Dr. John Shanahan

Director of Agronomy
Fortigen – (Tetrad Corp.)

John holds degrees in Agronomy from University of Nebraska (BS) and Colorado State University (MS & PhD). He joined Fortigen as an Agronomist in December of 2016 and previously held Agronomy roles with DuPont Pioneer (2010-2016), USDA-ARS (1998-2010), and Colorado State University (1982-1998). Besides providing crop nutrient management expertise at Fortigen, he also works with the Agronomy team at Farmers Cooperative, a Fortigen retail partner, who assists growers in adopting various Precision Ag tools for improving profitability and sustainability.

Fortigen is a regionally-based fertilizer manufacturing company that has built a Greenfield ammonia manufacturing and storage facilities in east-central Nebraska near Geneva. Fortigen’ s goal is to be a local supplier of ammonia and other fertilizer products to retail markets, which are otherwise challenged by transportation, logistics, or other factors. This local strategy for ammonia production will optimize the cost and supply of nitrogen fertilizer to growers in the region.