MyLand Agronomist Honored for Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

MyLand Senior Manager for Agriculture Research Amy Rial has been named to the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 class of 2023. The award honors 40 outstanding individuals who exemplify leadership, innovative thinking, and commitment to the future of the industry.

Rial’s work contributes to creating a healthier planet from the ground up. As the Senior Manager, Agriculture Research at MyLand, Rial partners with growers and staff researchers to pioneer sustainable agricultural practices that achieve improved soil health, greater productivity, and increased profitability.

Under Rial’s leadership, MyLand’s grower testing program has expanded to include assessments for marketability, nutrient ratios, and microbial communities. “Amy quickly improved our service to fruit and vegetable growers with complementary soil health tests and analyses to address issues like blossom end rot, pests, and diseases. Her commitment to advancing agricultural science and sustainable practices in these sectors is setting a new standard for soil health innovation,” said Kris Nichols PhD, MyLand Principal Scientist and Research Director.

Rial is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and an experienced Agronomist with over 10 years of diversified experience in horticulture and agriculture. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Northern Arizona University.

The 2023 award recipients were celebrated during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO on December 5, 2023.

Agronomy, land, people, Soil