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Kristi Lofton: Back to her Roots

Kristi Lofton works in agricultural technologies. A graduate of Tech901’s Code 1.0 course, Kristi works as a software engineer for The Seam, a locally based software company focused on agricultural commodities trading and sustainability efforts. I’ll get back to the concept of “agricultural technologies” a little later on (it’s a big deal, I promise).

Until her current job at The Seam, Kristi’s issue wasn’t that she didn’t enjoy her job. She just felt like she could be doing more: “Everyone has to figure out their life,” she told me. “I was always interested in a lot of things- but not interested enough.”

You see, Kristi had mastered the pivot long before she made the shift from Vet Tech to IT. Kristi Lofton grew up in Hughes Arkansas, just 40 minutes outside of Memphis. She worked for her father during farming season, helping with the soy beans and wheat their family grew.  Her father and mother still own the farm to this day. 

I drove a tractor on my father’s farm growing up, and I always told myself that’s not what I want.

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Mark Pryor named to Technology Advisory Committee of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission

Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam, was recently appointed to the Technology Advisory Committee of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. This role positions The Seam as a peer to high-level industry leaders and furthers the company’s mission to advance global innovation across all commodities.

See coverage in the Memphis Business Journal.

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AgTech Company News Peanuts

The Seam Powers New Revolution of Peanuts Coming to the Delta

Delta Peanut selects The Seam Commodity Management Platform for U.S. operations

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 18, 2019 – The Seam, a leading provider of trading and agribusiness software solutions, today announced that it will be working with Delta Peanut, LLC, a new peanut shelling operation based in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and the first shelling facility to open in the area in more than 50 years. The company has entered into a multi-year agreement with The Seam and its peanut commodity management platform.

The Seam’s platform is designed with foundational technology such as document digitization, real-time data for decisioning and embedded integrations with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal-State Inspection Service, among others.

“Launched in 2016, our cloud-based platform has been transformational for participating shelling organizations, buying point businesses, manufacturers and peanut farmers,” said Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam. “We are thrilled to have Delta Peanut join our expanding ecosystem. With a state-of-the-art shelling operation right in our backyard, there are immense opportunities to collaborate and innovate further.”

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The Seam Expands, Appoints New Software Engineer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 20, 2018 – The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Kristi Lofton as Software Engineer. Lofton will report to Jason Sutton, Manager of Software Engineering, and Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam.

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Event Recap: 2018 Sourcing USA Summit

Earlier this month, Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam, presented at the 2018 Sourcing USA Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 500 decision-makers within the global cotton industry gathered to hear about how blockchain technology is revolutionizing agriculture by providing transparency, security and immutability to commodity trading and management. The Summit was attended by the largest cotton customers in the world, representing 30 countries, merchants, cooperatives and agents in the industry.

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The Seam Expands, Appoints New Technical Analyst and Software Engineer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 2, 2018 – The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Kierston Hill as Technical Analyst and Willow A. Grant as Software Engineer. Both Hill and Grant report to Jason Sutton, Manager of Software Engineering.

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The Seam Partners with Tech901

There is a growing need for creative digital solutions in commodity trading, and when leaders in agriculture partner with leaders in technology, entire industries begin to evolve into global, sustainable business models.

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Agritech Company News Cotton Sustainability

The Seam Joins the International Cotton Association

The Seam is proud to announce that it has joined the International Cotton Association (ICA), the world’s leading international cotton trade association and arbitral body, as a corporate member. Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam, is also an independent member.

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Event Recap: 2018 Cotton and Peanut Seminar

Last week, our team had the opportunity to attend and present at The Seam’s Cotton and Peanut Seminar at the Lake Blackshear Resort in Georgia.

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The Seam Expands, Appoints New Director of Finance and Senior Software Engineer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2018 – The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Lowery as Director of Finance, and Tim Thornton as Senior Software Engineer. Lowery reports to Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam, and Thornton reports to Jason Sutton, who has been promoted to Manager of Software Engineering.