Jill Clapperton PhD is the Principal Scientist and CEO of Rhizoterra Inc.
Rhizoterra Inc is an international food security consulting company guiding people, organizations, and corporations as they endeavor to create healthy productive soils that grow tasty nutrient dense food in a way that honours our farming culture, regenerates arable lands, and sustains environmental integrity.
Jill is an internationally recognized educator on how to create, measure, and maintain healthy productive soils that produce tasty nutrient dense food. With a PhD in Plant Ecophysiology, she worked as the Rhizosphere Ecologist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for 16 years before founding Rhizoterra Inc (a USA based company).
Jill plays a strategic role with many different organizations, including:
-- Board member for the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association coordinating the Farmed Smart Program that certifies farms as Sustainable and Regenerative
-- Rhizoterra is also a partner in Our Grounded Growth and the Real Food Campaign supporting markets for farmers that have healthy soils and grow nutrient dense food.
Jill also has experience as the R&D Director for Groviv a subsidiary of Nu Skin International. She helped her team recover a vertical farm, produce a green drink, and learned about compliance and manufacturing human supplements. She also built a laboratory and started exploring many of molecules in whole foods that can benefit human health, and then resigned in pursuit of nutrient dense foods.