Daniel Nelson, Director

Plant Sciences, Inc.

Daniel Nelson is Vice President & Chief Business Officer for Watsonville, Calif.-headquartered Plant Sciences, Inc. (PSI), a premier agricultural research and consulting company with national and international clients. Founded in 1985, PSI is committed to research and development in many areas, including plant breeding, plant tissue culture, seed production, crop growing techniques, and pest management. Born in San Luis Obispo and raised in Santa Cruz County, Daniel grew up living and breathing agriculture, spending summers on the family cattle ranch and in the strawberry nursery fields with his grandparents, and traveling the world with his dad as he developed global business opportunities for the family’s berry-breeding business. In addition to the various positions he has held in support of PSI’s global business interests, Daniel has served as Founder and President of The California Bee Company, LLC. He holds an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.Beyond his volunteer activities in the agricultural community, Daniel supports various causes and organizations focused on children, education, the environment, human rights, and science and technology.

He joined the UnitedAg Board of Directors in 2017.