Bayer Launches ForwardFarm in Maryland

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer’s ForwardFarming program launched in North America last week at the farm of fourth-generation Maryland farmer Trey Hill.

Harborview Farms was chosen as the latest Bayer ForwardFarm, joining Bayer’s global network of 12 innovative, independent farms representative of their unique environments across Europe, Latin America and now, North America. “One of the primary goals of ForwardFarming is to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange on local farms around the world, which we achieve by welcoming people to the farms to learn about today’s agriculture and some of the remarkable men and women engaged in it,” said Jim Blome, President and CEO of Crop Science North America, a Division of Bayer.

Harborview Farms on the Chesapeake Bay is two hours from Washington, D.C., and includes innovative management practices, such as precision technology, cover cropping, solar energy, integrated peswt management, and wildlife habitats. Over time, Bayer will add more operations to the ForwardFarming program in additional regions across the United States and the world to expand the knowledge platform further.

Becky Langer is the project manager for the U.S. ForwardFarming program and we talked with her about why they chose Harborview and what they hope to accomplish with this initiative. Interview with Becky Langer, Bayer ForwardFarming

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