Toni Riggin Bucci

Chief Operating Officer


Toni Riggin Bucci has over 20 years experience working in the agriculture industry. She spent most of her career at BASF Corporation where she began as an R&D biologist and then moved into sales & marketing and eventually business management. Toni previously managed several businesses for BASF including Professional Turf & Ornamentals, Industrial Formulators, and the Agricultural Chemical Additives businesses. She began working at AgBiome Innovations in November 2018 where she currently leads day-to-day commercial operations. Toni holds a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from August State University, an M.S. in Entomology from University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Entomology/Genetics from North Carolina State University.

AgBiome partners with the microbial world to improve our planet. AgBiome’s core business discovers and develops innovative biological and trait products for crop protection. Our proprietary Genesis™ platform allows us to efficiently capture and screen the most diverse and unique microbial collection for agriculturally relevant applications, coupled to industry-best screens for insect, disease and nematode control. Through its commercial subsidiary, AgBiome Innovations, Inc., the company develops and sells proprietary crop protection solutions. The first of these, HowlerⓇ is a revolutionary biological fungicide for disease control in a broad variety of specialty crops.