Jordan Kraft Lambert

Director of Ag Innovation, CSU Spur
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Jordan has devoted her career to building a global food and ag technology economy that brings together growers, consumers, and innovators to create nourished people and an abundant planet. She is the Director of Ag Innovation at Colorado State University housed in the Denver Spur campus,  where she supports startups and corporations in centering the voice of Colorado's farmers as they design next-gen technologies and business models to support our agricultural infrastructure. She has served as VP of Business Development at VAS, a company that makes health management software for 6 million of the 9 million dairy cows in the US. She has also served as Senior Director of Innovation at Indigo Ag, where she developed Indigo’s strategy for the future of IoT, data visualization, and machine learning in row crop agriculture. She worked as a strategist for the innovation consultancy, Innosight, to help Fortune 500 companies engage in disruptive innovation. In her work as a genetic engineer, she has engineered rice to be drought and salt tolerant, as well as to produce human breast milk proteins for use in pharmaceuticals. She grew up on a dairy farm in rural northeast Colorado, where her family still farms today. Jordan has a BS in plant biotechnology from UC Davis and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband, greyhound, and a house full of plants. She enjoys gardening, garden parties, and fabulous cheeses.