Chad  Johnson

Chad Johnson

Vice President, General Counsel

Joined Stine Seed Company 2017

Chad Johnson joined Stine Seed Company in May 2017. As vice president, general counsel, Chad’s primary focus is on legal affairs, with additional concentration on business development and collaboration management. Through his role, Chad’s responsible for negotiating contracts and accessing trait technologies under favorable and cost-effective terms. Chad enjoys the wide variety of work and projects in his role, especially as they blend science, business, law and learning from company founder, Harry Stine. 

Prior to joining Stine, Chad was senior corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary for the Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Before that, he served as corporate counsel for DuPont Pioneer for more than seven years.

Chad received his Bachelor of Science in agronomy and his Master of Science in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University. Chad then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School. He and his wife, Heather, live in Ames, Iowa, with their two sons. When he’s not busy in the office, he enjoys cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones and woodworking.