SOURCE: PureBase Corp

Purebase Corp

September 10, 2015 11:36 ET

Purebase (OTCQB: PUBC) Appoints Agricultural Industry Veteran, Mr. Robert Hurtado, to Lead Agricultural Product Development Division

YUBA CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2015) - Purebase Corporation (OTCQB: PUBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Hurtado to head the Purebase Agricultural Product Development division.

Mr. Hurtado has extensive experience with soil ecology, organic and sustainable agriculture, plant nutrition, plant physiology, phytopathology, and post-harvest technologies. His 35-year career includes applied field research, new product development for specific crop types and specific environmental conditions, and using this knowledge of soil science Mr. Hurtado has a keen sense of being able to identify and establish new niche markets.

Mr. Hurtado has authored numerous technical studies and guidelines for agricultural product application protocols. He has a long history of product development and sales in the domestic US agricultural markets and international markets including South America, Asia, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Turkey.

"I am excited to join the Purebase team," states Mr. Hurtado. "My vision has always been to help farmers increase their yields, thereby making greater profits for their businesses and in doing so, help them create a greater abundance of food. I share the Purebase philosophy of providing our farmers with natural products and solutions, and to farm in a more ecological and environmentally friendly way. The suite of Purebase products that we have now, and those that Purebase will develop in the future, we hope will position us in the forefront of the agricultural marketplace and we hope will add tremendous value to our customers' business."

Mr. Hurtado has a long history of creating strong strategic relationships between agricultural product manufacturers and their customers. He has identified and established new markets while developing new product lines for these regions, and registering these new products in the different regions and countries.

"Robert is an experienced, knowledgeable, and well respected individual in the United States and international agricultural industry," states Scott Dockter, CEO of Purebase. "He is a valuable addition to the Purebase family, and we are excited to support his research and development efforts and are building out a strong support team around him. Robert has considerable experience in innovative product development, through to strategic farm and harvest planning, and has established long and trusted relationships with many corporations, trade channels, and governments in dealing with the green and organic agriculture marketplace."

Mr. Hurtado is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Development Studies. Mr. Hurtado also has done postgraduate work Business Administration and Agroindustries at INCAE-Harvard Extension, Nicaragua.

Mr. Hurtado is a professional member of the Soil Science Society of America, the Crop Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy.

About Purebase Corporation (OTCQB: PUBC)
Purebase is a diversified, natural and industrial mineral resource company providing solutions to a wide range of markets, including its cornerstone markets of agriculture and construction. Purebase acquires, develops, mines, and commercializes industrial and natural mineral deposits to service the agricultural and construction industries, both domestically and internationally. Within the agriculture industry Purebase provides soil amendments that may be used by both large farming operations and retail consumers. Within the construction industry, Purebase provides Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM), an additive that may be used in cement for large infrastructure construction projects for government, commercial and residential buildings. For additional information, samples of our products, or to place an order, please visit www.purebase.com.

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