Agricultural genomes don’t get the fame or attention that their human and model organism counterparts do, but that’s just fine with Nathan Lakey, president and CEO of Orion Genomics. “Right now, ag biotech on the street isn’t being valued as high as it’s going to be,” he says. But on the plus side, that means his agricultural genomics company “can kind of have a low profile and crank away at building very valuable intellectual property positions before there’s a lot of attention.”

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