Ben Wilson, PhD, owns and operates several integrated businesses in Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties, Virginia under Wilson Group Companies over the past twenty-five years. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science, University of Tennessee Masters of Science, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska across different Agricultural Science disciplines. Past employment was with a major chemical company and at Virginia State University in a researching and teaching position. The focuses of his businesses are product research and development (ANTG R&D), fertilizer manufacturing (United Fertilizer Technologies), animal feed manufacturing (Granco Minerals), and warehouse, processing and packaging (Consolidated Process & Packaging). He is actively growing his current business and expanding into new businesses in the region. Dr.Wilson has 30 years experience in technology development of fertilizer, animal nutrition and plastic polymer technology applications. He has been instrumental in developing several patents supporting mechanical and chemical methodologies in animal nutrition and fertilizer that are currently commercialized. The companies have years of experience in developing and commercializing designer animal nutrition and fertilizer products utilizing technologies developed in house, such as sequential release, controlled release and nutrient modification using precipitated, fused and reaction based chemistry, acid-base reactions, hydrolysis, physical, chemical and Densified granulation technologies, encapsulation, and polymerization. Wilson Group Companies are recognized as leaders in the development and commercialization of cutting edge animal nutrition and fertilizer technologies.