Agribusiness

Geosyntec professionals help agribusiness clients using a broad range of technical expertise and services to resolve their clients' complex issues and pressing concerns. Geosyntec professionals help agribusiness clients using a broad range of technical expertise and services to resolve their clients' complex issues and pressing concerns.

We understand our agribusiness clients are under pressure to increase yields for a growing population, reduce impacts to stormwater runoff, and adapt to a changing climate. Geosyntec provides technical services for resolution of a broad range of environmental, health & safety (EHS) and compliance issues related to agribusiness.

We assist plant managers, EHS managers, and others with resolving the most pressing EHS and compliance matters at facilities where crop protection products, fertilizers, and nutrients are manufactured, distributed, or sold, as well as facilities where food is processed. We are a business-oriented consulting firm experienced at providing services to clients ranging from multi-national agribusiness and food companies to owner-manager, coop, and family-run enterprises. Our staff have an excellent understanding of the business and regulatory challenges our clients face.

In addition to EHS services, our clients have access to a broad range of other technical expertise and services to resolve their matters related to environmental due diligence; water and wastewater treatment; soil and groundwater assessment and remediation; stormwater management; permitting and monitoring; process safety management; risk management plan development; engineering design and construction oversight. Our agricultural chemical experience and food industry wastewater experience surpasses most independent environmental consulting firms. We understand the demands and cost margins of these industries and have the process, design and operations expertise to develop cost-effective practical solutions.

With changing regulations and shrinking budgets, our clients are constantly expected to do more with less, placing a premium on our ability to work cooperatively with them to carry out efficient and effective solutions. For over 30 years, we have grown based on the application of sustainability principles to projects involving engineering and design of environmental, water resources and civil infrastructures; compliance management of wastewater discharges; waste disposal and air emissions; environmental assessment and remediation; and water and natural resources assessment and restoration.

Services

  • Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Due Diligence
  • Environmental Compliance and Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Resource Conservation
  • Residual Solids Management
  • Heatlh and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Water Supply
  • Air Quality Permitting, Compliance, and Emission Control Systems
  • Stormwater Management, Permitting and Monitoring
  • Regulatory Negotiations
  • Litigation Support
  • Emerging Contaminants

Representative Clients

  • Agrium
  • BASF
  • Cavendish Farms
  • J.R. Simplot
  • Koch Fertilizer
  • Monsanto
  • Nestle
  • U.S. Sugar Corporation
  • WERF

Lead Consultants

  • Jane Besch
    Jane Besch is a Principal Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental health and safety (EH&S). Her primary technical expertise includes EH&S ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.
    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. Neal serves ...
  • Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE
    Joseph Cleary is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 42 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, waste to energy, and groundwater remedia ...
  • Kate Graf
    Kate Graf is a Senior Consultant based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience who focuses on providing air quality services to industrial clients. Her experience spans environmental ...
  • Chris Herin, P.G.
    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the ...
  • Jenna Newcombe, CHMM
    Jenna Newcombe is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience in environmental management. She has advised some of the largest property owners in th ...
  • Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Chriso Petropoulou is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturi ...
  • James Linton
    James Linton is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation. He specializes in innovative contaminated site ...
  • Brian McNamara, P.E.
    Brian McNamara is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 14 years of experience focused on environmental consulting, regulatory agency permitting, and manufacturing. ...
  • Eric Tollefsrud, P.G.
    Eric Tollefsrud is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minneapolis with more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil, soil vapor ...
  • Joe Niland, P.G.
    Joe Niland is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on regulatory compliance support in the areas of mine reclamation, chlorinated solvent r ...
  • Melissa Schmitt, P.E.
    Melissa Schmitt is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation, and regulato ...
  • Suzanne Gabriele
    Suzanne Gabriele is a Senior Engineer based in Colorado with more than 25 years of professional experience focused in the areas of environmental policy and management systems development and implem ...
  • Janet Goodfellow
    Janet Goodfellow is a Principal Engineer based in Ontario with 19 years of professional experience focused on water and wastewater challenges for the food and beverage sector. Her area ...
  • Trevor Carlson
    Trevor Carlson is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Saskatchewan with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental remediation projects including the characterization and r ...
  • David Richardson, P.E, P.G.
    David Richardson is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 27 years of consulting experience focused on managing and executing environmental and engineering projects for private and pu ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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